Our Favorite Movies Adapted From Black Books

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Eleven years after the release of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Harpo Studios adapted the uniquely brilliant novel into film. The resulting movie, starring Oprah and Danny Glover, stayed very true to its source material in depicting the lives of escaped slaves, townsfolk, and what may or may not have been the ghost of a dead child – but was still a box office failure. That being said, I actually thought it was a good movie: the performances were solid, the cinematography was on point and it did a good job of translating Morrison’s words to the big screen. Definitely read the book for yourself and see the movie when you finish.

“124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom.”
-Toni Morrison, Beloved

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