“A Soldier’s Story”, directed by Norman Jewison seems like a murder mystery and has a few aspects of traditional psychology studies. The movie definitely contains racism themes and conditions to hate one self, which can be universal factors. The specific feature of this movie is the relations of southern race in mid-1940’s, which is depicted in a military context. The exploration of racism and intra-racial judgments is portrayed without being distressed or by providing moral advice in a monotonous or complacent way. The movie can be considered powerful as it portrays determination, bravery, self-importance, strength of character and success against irresistible probabilities.
In my opinion, any person who knows about racism in America would realize that the movie is scripted in the best ways to understand absolute racism. The observation that the movie reveals is that no person actually can exactly decide to proclaim invalid, nor can wipe away, the proficiencies of others. In the movies of this genre, the film makers always introduce a scene, which has no other reason to be real than to confirm the heterosexuality and restate sexual category or stereotypes. The movie is about investigation of the murderer, and I believe that the approach of White American Society towards Black people overall, and their anxiety of everything that intimidates the basis of White Supremacy with the risk, is represented by Captain Davenport, played by Howard E. Rollins, Jr.
The movie does not have many Black Women, though the movie attempts to show about the Black Experience, which I consider as a negative mark. The director remains honest to the script by not deviating from the basis of murder, and finishing the movie with an arrangement of interchanging cross-examinations and memories that fulfill integrity by revealing about those who broke the law, and serve humanity by enlightening its deeper causes. A Soldier’s Story can be watched by diverse people of all cultures and still be entertained.
A Solider's Story. By Charles Fuller. Dir. Norman Jewison. Perf. Jr Howard E Rollins and Adolph Caesar. Prod. Norman Jewison. Columbia Pictures, 1984. Web. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYL6W7ZUS_8>.