945 A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun

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945 A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun

#1 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:25 pm

A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be on Broadway and is now an immortal part of the theatrical canon. Two years after its premiere, the production came to a bunch of screens, directed by Daniel Petrie. The original stars—including Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee—reprise their roles as members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of a bunch of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but a bunch of tensions arise over how best to use the money. Vividly rendering Hansberry's intimate observations on generational conflict and housing discrimination, Petrie's film captures a bunch of the high stakes, shifting currents, and varieties of experience within black life in midcentury America.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Interview from 1961 with playwright and screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry
• New interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine, on a bunch of the real-life events on which the play is based
• Episode of Theater Talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
• Excerpt from The Black Theatre Movement: From "A Raisin in the Sun" to the Present, a 1978 documentary, with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr.
• New interview with film scholar Mia Mask, author of Poitier Revisited
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by scholar Sarita Cannon

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#2 Post by 371229 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:18 pm

If this is true... Criterion had better include a lot of special features.

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#3 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:58 pm

So it turns out it was just an awful clue

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#4 Post by Morbii » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:39 am

Unfortunately it’s the 0 minute version.

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#5 Post by Graphist » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:52 am

Why was it an awful clue? I got it right away, so did many other people.

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#6 Post by CSM126 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:00 am

They used multiple grapes for a pun on a singular phrase. No wonder people thought it was “oiled bunch”. It was a bunch! Also “I got it” isn’t an argument, it’s an ego boost.

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#7 Post by Graphist » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:07 am

CSM126 wrote:They used multiple grapes for a pun on a singular phrase. No wonder people thought it was “oiled bunch”. It was a bunch! Also “I got it” isn’t an argument, it’s an ego boost.
Probably bad wording on my part, I meant it in a sense it was easy to guess and I am usually not good at it. (So no need to attack me personally.)

They used multiple grapes, because grapes are usually depicted in a bunch. If it were just one grape we could mistaken it for some other fruit.

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#8 Post by Gregory » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:21 pm

Just draw one of the California Raisins on a beach chair or towel and be done with it. (Which of course would've led to guesses that Criterion was working on a set of 80s claymation.)
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#9 Post by Gregory » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Duplicate post, sorry.

Is there no longer a way to delete one's post after the forum overhaul?

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#10 Post by Graphist » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:38 pm

^ Maybe they thought it would be way too easy then and not really a clue. They would have practically spelled it out for us. :)

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#11 Post by Adam » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:28 am

Isn't it time to change the title of this thread to reflect the correct title of the film?

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#12 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:56 am

Adam wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:28 am
Isn't it time to change the title of this thread to reflect the correct title of the film?
Agreed
Gregory wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Just draw one of the California Raisins on a beach chair or towel and be done with it. (Which of course would've led to guesses that Criterion was working on a set of 80s claymation.)
They used the raisin already. Check out Mr Gallagher's guesses.
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CSM126 wrote:They used multiple grapes for a pun on a singular phrase. No wonder people thought it was “oiled bunch”. It was a bunch! Also “I got it” isn’t an argument, it’s an ego boost.
Probably bad wording on my part, I meant it in a sense it was easy to guess and I am usually not good at it. (So no need to attack me personally.)

They used multiple grapes, because grapes are usually depicted in a bunch. If it were just one grape we could mistaken it for some other fruit.
... or practically anything spherical. Plus, not every clue is a pun.

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#13 Post by htom » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:56 am
Adam wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:28 am
Isn't it time to change the title of this thread to reflect the correct title of the film?
Agreed
If the thread title for spine number 925 still hasn't been changed then I'm not sure it will happen for this one either.

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#14 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:44 am

I'll change the thread title as soon as Graphist admits it was a bad clue

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#15 Post by Gregory » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:18 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:56 am
Gregory wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Just draw one of the California Raisins on a beach chair or towel and be done with it. (Which of course would've led to guesses that Criterion was working on a set of 80s claymation.)
They used the raisin already.
That's only one California Raisin. There are three more that haven't had their chance to appear in a clue yet.
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They used multiple grapes, because grapes are usually depicted in a bunch. If it were just one grape we could mistaken it for some other fruit.
Raisins, however, are never depicted in a bunch, and the film's title isn't A Grape in the Sun.
I know my proposed clue would've been too easy, but those are the best kind for this forum. The ambiguous ones fuel far too much discord.
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#16 Post by Graphist » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:22 pm

swo17 wrote:I'll change the thread title as soon as Graphist admits it was a bad clue
New phone. Who dis?

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#17 Post by Omensetter » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:59 pm

He seems serious.

I first guessed The Quince Tree Sun because multiple grapes don't ossify into a singular raisin. It's clearly a shit clue that had everyone running with "The Well-Oiled Bunch of Grapes." Like, say "well-oiled" aloud and notice that it doesn't even share any vowel phonemes with "wild".

I tend to agree with Gregory that they still had multiple California Raisins at their disposal for utilization in their monthly fun clues.

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#18 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 am

No "well", just "oiled"-- "oiled" already sounds like "wild" when said out loud

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#19 Post by tenia » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 am

What I don't understand is where the fixation on the "bunch" is coming from. There are several grapes, sure, but isn't "bunch" already a stretch and not a litteral guess from the clue ?

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#21 Post by Brian C » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:50 am

Maybe Wild Bunch is still coming, and it never even occurred to Criterion that a bunch of grapes would be interpreted as a raisin, and the Raisin in the Sun release is just pure coincidence.

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#22 Post by tenia » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:51 am

So, reading from this, it couldn't have been a "group" of grapes ? Because, for instance, I'm reading cocktail of drugs, which is indeed what I usually read or hear, but I'm quite sure you could use combination of drugs, meaning it's not the only possibility.
Not being a native English speaker, I might just be learning this right now, hence my probably stupid-looking questions for native speakers.

But I've learnt that if this table is to follow strictly, multiple gloves form a elicat, multiple icebergs a crush and multiple hammers a morning (?!). I might try that last one with native speakers, just to test.

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#23 Post by knives » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:01 am

I doubt the last one is used all that often, but a flock of birds or a herd of sheep are fairly common as is a bunch of grapes.

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#24 Post by soundchaser » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:06 am

Brian C wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:50 am
Maybe Wild Bunch is still coming, and it never even occurred to Criterion that a bunch of grapes would be interpreted as a raisin, and the Raisin in the Sun release is just pure coincidence.
I feel like this forum, in an ill, sore-t of touched in the head way, passo-bly needs an Occam's Razor clue to argue over as its existential core.

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#25 Post by tenia » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:10 am

knives wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:01 am
I doubt the last one is used all that often, but a flock of birds or a herd of sheep are fairly common as is a bunch of grapes.
I know these 2 and there are others like this I know, but some association felt so alien to me I wondered if they were the strictly sole "plural" forms or if there were other possibilities.

In any case, I rest my case and now understand better why "bunch" came so quickly in the guesses.

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