by Tambay A. Obenson
January 3, 2014 3:34 PM 1 Comment
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.