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Let the Light In. Down with the Wall!

THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE--DVD.

Novels, the source material, are best and most complete. I watched the performances in this DVD, not having read the novel or seen the original movie in some years. Still...so much is here, regardless of the material deleted.

How marvelous to see the younger Oprah Winfrey of 1988 when this was made, portraying the strong matriarchal character nurturing the six other women whose lives give snapshots of differing approaches to living--approaches that respond to life problems and give rise to both further problems and answers.

How marvelous to have this thoughtful, rich portrayal of characters and life situations in the African-American community. How marvelous, when they pick up those crow bars at the end and tear down that wall.

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