The Art Of Casting - A Soldier's Story (1984)
Introduction and comments following A Soldiers Story, 1984, with TCMs Ben Mankiewicz and guests Juliet Taylor and David Rubin.
Soldier's Story, A (1984) -- (Movie Ciip) Crazy Kind of Hate
Prosecutor Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) questions Private Wilkie (Art Evans), leading into a flashback sequence further exposing the character of murder victim Sergeant Waters (Adolph Caesar) in 1944 Louisiana, in A Soldier's Story 1984.
Soldier's Story, A (1984) -- (Movie Clip) They Still Hate You
Joining director Norman Jewisons opening, Patti LaBelle the maybe implausibly excellent vocalist in fictional Tynin, La, 1944, and Adolph Caesar the intoxicated African American Army drill sergeant whose murder forms the premise, Wings Hauser the white officer debriefing troops including Denzel Washington and Larry Riley, in A Soldiers Story, 1984.
Soldier's Story, A (1984) -- (Movie Clip) White Folks In The Town
Robert Townshend is Corporal Ellis, enthusiastic driver for Captain Davenport (Howard E Rollins), the prosecutor sent to Louisiana to investigate the murder of a black sergeant, and who must report to Colonel Nivens (Trey Wilson), who has an attitude, in A Soldiers Story, 1984, directed by Norman Jewison from Charles Fullers play and screenplay.
Soldier's Story, A (1984) -- (Movie Clip) PFC Melvin Peterson
Investigating the murder of Sgt. Waters (Adolph Caesar), Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) deposes Private Peterson (Denzel Washington) who recalls a baseball game starring CJ (Larry Riley), in Norman Jewison's A Soldier's Story, 1984, from Charles Fuller's play and screenplay.