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Saturday, 22 November 2008

Amazing Grace -- The Movie

Went to the fellowship just now and one of my friend recommend this movie to me. I've watched it online and find it not bad. The movie, Amazing Grace is based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce.

Gruffudd plays Wilberforce, who, as a Member of Parliament, navigated the world of 18th Century backroom politics to end the slave trade in the British Empire. Albert Finney plays John Newton, a confidante of Wilberforce who inspires him to pursue a life of service to humanity. Benedict Cumberbatch is William Pitt the Younger, England's youngest ever Prime Minister at the age of 24, who encourages his friend Wilberforce to take up the fight to outlaw slavery and supports him in his struggles in Parliament.

Elected to the House of Commons at the age of 21, and on his way to a successful political career, Wilberforce, over the course of two decades, took on the English establishment and persuaded those in power to end the inhumane trade of slavery.

Romola Garai plays Barbara Spooner, a beautiful and headstrong young woman who shares Wilberforce's passion for reform, and who becomes his wife after a whirlwind courtship. Youssou N'Dour is Olaudah Equiano. Born in Africa and sent as a slave to the Colonies, Equiano bought his freedom and made his home in London, where he wrote a best-selling account of his life and became a leading figure in the fight to end the slavery of his fellow countrymen.

"It's a sad fate for one to die too well known to everyone but still unknown to himself."
Umm... This makes me really think... think that what I really yearn for... Am I aiming for wealth, fame, power or anything that belong to this world? I'm not sure. I really don't know. In the future, what am I going to be? A lawyer? Okie, what's next? A businessman? A politician? Or someone else? Someone who can give, and doesn't care about the reward in this world? Can I do it? Or maybe I shall ask: Will I do it?
"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" Mark 9:24
Pray for me. =)


Teddy said...

i dont like british movies, i find the story rather slow n boring, the actors very slow n lame, not like americans, got the flare!!!! hahahaha

wjleong said...

>> ley & teddy


到不觉得 slow n boring 。

不过要看british movie 千万不要看旧版的macbeth。我看到要睡觉。

法案通过后三天那个人就死了. TT

Teddy said...


u shud watch British version of Survivor.. then u tell me how boring it is.. hahaha..

ezra said...

Great post! God Bless you brother. xD