Pulp Fiction Thursday: Black Caesar

I'd never seen the venerable blaxploitation movie, Black Caesar, until recently. It's pretty bad except for a charismatic lead performance by Fred (The Hammer) Williamson and a funky score by James Brown. The Godfather of Soul was an appropriate choice since the movie was called Godfather of Harlem in the UK. I think they spent half the budget on music because the acting is laughably bad. The tagline on the poster, however, is terrific.

Black Caesar

It's  trailer time:

 

Here's the de facto theme song. Good gawd,y'all:

 

One thought on “Pulp Fiction Thursday: Black Caesar

  1. Mike Shapiro says:

    Written, Produced, and Directed by Larry Cohen. I’m sure he was intimately familiar with the black experience.

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