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Watch: 'One Last Deal: A Retrospective' (Informative Doc On Making & Release Of 'Super Fly')

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 2, 2013 12:14 PM
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A nice 25-minute documentary on the making of the 1972 crime drama blaxploitation classic Super Fly, starring the late Ron O'Neal.

It's from the 2004 DVD release of the film - one of the extra features - titled One Last Deal: A Retrospective. Ironically, O'Neal died a day after the film was released on DVD.

And I don't believe it's on Blu-ray yet.

As Tony award-winning stage director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones (Fela!) preps his Broadway musical production of Super Fly (a project we've been following since it was first announced a couple of years ago), take a trip down memory lane and revisit one of blaxploitation cinema's early successes, directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., featuring a hit soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield.

Learn how the project came together, how it was financed, cast, released, how the soundtrack was meshed with the film, the film's legacy, and more.


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  • getthesenets | April 2, 2013 4:54 PMReply

    saw this a whiloe away

    very good clip

    they say Superfly is THE film that turned the tide on the Black action films of the early 1970s

    in another doc. I saw that the the term Blaxploitation was coined by a Cali chapter of the NAACP after the reaction to this film

    ths is the one that broke the camel's back

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