Lee Danials "The Butler" Movie Evaluatiom

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Lee Daniels “The Butler” This is sort of the story of Eugene Allen, an African-American who was a butler at the White House from 1952 to 1986. During his period in office, he served presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. In Lee Daniels’ The Butler Allen’s fictionalized substitute is Cecil Gaines who is played by actor, director, and producer Forest Whitaker, who leaves his burdened Southern life behind to start a new life in working in our nation’s capital. Much to the delight of his wife, Gloria, who is played by the media owner (OWN), talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, and the exasperation of his activist son, Louis who is played by the actor and producer David Oyelowo, Cecil’s attentiveness to the needs of the civic elite while working at the hotel earns him a job at the presidential mansion. It’s there that he spends several decades, observing as people of power deal with questions of war abroad and civil rights at home. Daniels’ film uses the unique perspective of a White House butler as a jumping-off point to explore questions of race in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Lee Daniels “The Butler” has some accuracies based on Eugene Allen’s life and there are also some inaccuracies that is true about Cecil Gaines life that is not true about Eugene Allen’s life.
Born on July 14, 1919, in Scottsville, Virginia, he died in 2010 and had a movie made some what about his life in 2013. With the time that he was born it was a very horrific time in the history of our country for blacks. They had to deal with the tough Southern segregation and Jim Crow laws, “Eugene found work in adulthood as a waiter first at a Virginia resort then at a country club in Washington,D.C. , by the 1950’s Eugene had landed a job as a pantry worker at the White House and eventually was promoted to the position of the butler. Eugene seen his future wife for…...

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