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Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by
Denzel Washington and Spike Lee did uncredited treatments on August Wilson's original screenplay in pre-production. Washington also did even more numerous rewrites on set. Denzel requested to go uncredited to honor Wilson, and to ensure Wilson would be the only writer to receive any recognition and awards. See more »
In the first Friday after work scene, when Troy and Jim Bono share a bottle of gin, the amount of gin ranges from nearly full to half-full to three quarters empty, depending on the camera angle. See more »
It's not easy for me to admit that I've been standing in the same place for eighteen years!
Well, I've been standing with you! I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot as you!
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Fences is not a film. The script violates every rule of film making, show don't tell. It is the worst adapted screenplay of all time. Because the screenplay was NEVER adapted, you are watching a play. Instead Denzel Washington, who apparently after all his years in front of the camera has never learned that a play and a film are different mediums.
The entire film feels like a 2 1/2 hour expository monologue telling you what just happened or should be happening.
I can't believe that intelligent people are seeing this film and writing good reviews. Yes the acting is great. But after 30 minutes of non-stop babbling from Denzel in character you feel like you've just gone to dinner with your drunken uncle Charlie. There is no character development. You already know he's going to keep talking all night and at the end nothing will change.
This is not a film. It may or may not be a good play but as a movie it is a boring disaster that should be studied intensively for everything that a film should never be.
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