After Conquering ‘Chicago,’ It’s On to Motown
|The New York Times article has surfaced online. I will still pick up a hard copy of it tomorrow. It is a really good article and I highly recommend you read it. The article talks about Condon's journey bringing DREAMGIRLS from stage to screen. Here is an excerpt:|
"With its marquee touting three black actors who are among the most bankable figures in the entertainment world, the casting of “Dreamgirls” mirrors the crossover phenomenon its story tells. The movie follows Curtis, an ambitious Detroit manager, played by Mr. Foxx, who hustles a local 1960’s black singing group from obscurity to the top of the charts."
“This movie is living proof that what was once the black counterculture has now become the music and movie mainstream,” Mr. Condon said, adding, “We’re at the moment now when the promise of the black Motown explosion of the 60’s has been fully realized.”
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Source: NY Times, article written by James Ulmer