Mississippi Burning

Mississippi, 1964. The killing of three human rights activists riding the wave of riots. To find the criminals have FBI agents Anderson and ward. The wife of a local Sheriff helping investigate the case, reveals the secret, casting a shadow on the main people in the city, making those participants of the bloody conspiracy. But that doesn't stop Anderson, agent with years of experience. He knows that sometimes to achieve a goal, you must break the law, otherwise the murderers will remain at large.

  • Alan Parker

Release Date: 1989-01-27
IMDb icon 7.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $34,603,943
Clovis Woodford
20 July 2016 | 11:00

History of the United States full of contradictions and conflicts. Certainly one of the brightest — relations are "black" and"white" races. Today we observed the underlined political correctness in all aspects of American culture, which in the same time to get along with small and not very domestic racism. Take to be advised at least the trend of horror films "the black character dies first", which has long has been the subject of jokes.

But quite other things were in the South American the middle of the twentieth century. The abolition of slavery in 1865 not a panacea from all troubles society, the black population continues to be ostracized and humiliated them rights trampled and their freedom were often only formal freedom.

Not a random choice of film — Mississippi, which ratified the Thirteenth amendment only in 2013 — half a century after the events. The plot is tied around the investigation of the murder of three activists of the movement for human rights and followed them massacres. Immediately hunting to emphasize the perfectly constructed detective line which keeps the viewer's attention to the hook up the last minutes of the film. But in addition to the detective, "Mississippi fire" is a good example of a correct Thriller that skillfully escalate the situation, not resorting to the visual excesses. In the example I want to give a totally awesome scene with a razor that made me literally pressed into the back of the couch. It is important that Alan Parker not aims to shock the viewer with scenes of senseless violence. All that we demonstrated exactly shown so openly, that the film seemed true, not allowing the viewer to hide behind with a pillow. He calls to us look and be aware of all the horrors that took place then, about all senseless and brutal violence of those who claimed to be good Christians.

Restoring the bloody events of 1964, Parker raises sensitive issues of equality and human rights, freedom and responsibility, of law and lawlessness. The Director shows us the world as it , without dividing black white. "And nobody knows who is more guilty: he who shot, or who looks indifferently on it", says the hero of Willem Dafoe. And looking at the events on the screen we understand indifference is more evil than outright cruelty, because it gives her background.

In the end, thanks to the work crew, good directing, decent acting and excellent camera work the film has added a great Thriller that again remind: hell — it's the other.

8 from 10

Briny Katsuyama
07 July 2014 | 07:26

The film "Mississippi in the fire", the work of the Pentagon, or right movie? The film will tell us about the hard life of black people in America of the 60s. In Mississippi send 3 activists who advocate for the rights of blacks, according to their way destroys the Ku-Klux-Klan. Two FBI agent who have a free hand, go against the system established by the Sheriff of the town. They need to find the truth. Actually, it is the whole story.

Two colorful FBI agent, Defoe (Though young, but what is good.) and Hackman, who, the whole life played cops of the old school. This company starts an investigation, which gets a national scale. Pile agents, the national guard and other stuff; all to bring the city top to clean water.

The film was sharp his time with years lost its topicality, but still read it is definitely worth at least for the sake of good actors. My rating:

7 of 10

Susi Malet
27 November 2013 | 01:45

1964, Mississippi, USA. Three the guy advocating for vote of African Americans, disappeared without a lead. Oh, man, this is also the Mississippi of the 60s. Not and blacks. Not three boys, and two Jews and a Negro. Here everything was that the movie in life.

Knows Alan Parker is to choose a topic for movies, sin to say something. "Mississippi fire" is not just filmed on real events, this is their mirror, though, and slightly curved to the desired degree of distortion. The Director took whole phrases from real deal, for the selection of actors should bow down to the whole crew: the actors are really very similar to the actual participants in history.

The funny thing is that I knew exactly what it's all over: before watching, I two days that is found on this landmark for the US case, but not least, watched the film with interest. Music, acting, photography, absolutely amazing conversations — 10 years after the "Midnight Express" Parker, everything is so good deservedly won an Oscar (for best cinematography) and 3 BAFTA awards (cinematography, editing, sound).

What 60's the South it turned out as sounds like a southern accent — look and listen, watch and listen.

And then Parker ruined everything.

So well everything went — cruel and violence the Hollywood gloss speak for themselves, they don't need comments on the fields. But no, certainly needed to make a good movie in agitation. "We all guilty!" The excess here was moralizing too much. Yes still it completely wrong end with the idyllic picture in pink. Peace, friendship, chewing gum, and good defeated the evil.

In "Midnight Express" role between good and evil were divided clearly, the transition from one another has been impossible: if you bad, sit down and do all sorts of nasty things. In"Mississippi in the fire" has all the same one-sidedness and odnoplanovye when hardly not every southerner — racist, every black man — darling hare and the FBI is struggling with injustice, not sparing himself. I look, many support this approach, especially in the Russian-speaking blogosphere and on Kinopoisk. You know, it is easy to judge from afar, most importantly, not remember, for example, about the pogroms in Moscow. Yeah and generally somehow it is strange to advocate for equality USA to be afraid to meet on a dark street "person of Caucasian nationality". So I would say Parker filmed very high quality, amazingly sharp social and totally biased film. "Midnight Express" was designed to support of U.S. foreign policy, "Mississippi in the fire" — to support internal. Watch with pleasure, to believe blindly — not worth it.

By the way, the film was shot in the eve of 25 the anniversary of this triple murder. In 1989 in honour of this memorable Congress of the United States passed a resolution with the purpose to honor the memory of the victims. The delegation of the state of Mississippi refused to participate in the voting. And the film doesn't helped.

How much has Mississippi Burning made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $34,603,943.
How much did it cost to make Mississippi Burning?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $15,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Mississippi Burning?
This tv-show was directed by Alan Parker.
What is the genre of Mississippi Burning?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, History.
Who starred in Mississippi Burning?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey.
What is Mississippi Burning IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.8.
When was Mississippi Burning released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1989-01-27.