RAT: CHAPLIN
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RAT: CHAPLIN

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 8: CHAPLIN 1992   Richard Attenborough entered the 1990’s with another amazing biopic, this time profiling one of the silver screen’s early icons: the legendary Charlie Chaplin.  Adapted from both Chaplin’s own autobiography and David Robinson’s Chaplin: His Life and His Art, the film chronicles Chaplin’s career, as…

RAT: CRY FREEDOM
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RAT: CRY FREEDOM

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 7: CRY FREEDOM (1987) Cry Freedom tells the powerful true story of black South African activist "Stephen Biko" (Denzel Washington).  The founder of the “Black Consciousness Movement”, Biko was a fierce advocate for equal rights for the largely impoverished native South African population during the height of Apartheid.…

RAT: MAGIC
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RAT: MAGIC

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 5: MAGIC – 1978   Richard Attenborough’s only foray into horror tells the story of" Corky Withers" (Anthony Hopkins), a shy, anxiety-ridden magician who struggles to get through a performance.  Corky eventually finds success when he incorporates ventriloquism into his act with “Fats” an expressive wooden dummy.  Fats…

RAT: JURASSIC PARK
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RAT: JURASSIC PARK

Jarrod Emerson's tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 4: Jurassic Park – 1993   After focusing exclusively on his directorial career for over a decade, Richard Attenborough stepped back in front of the camera, when Steven Spielberg cast him in the mega-hit, Jurassic Park.  Attenborough portrays billionaire industrialist, John Hammond, creator of a ground-breaking, island theme…