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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 06:40 PM

The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff

Studio session from the film (1972).

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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:18 PM

1. It's the only movie I ever saw in English that required English subtitles

The Jamaican patois spoken in the film was so thick that it would have been impossible for Americans to understand without subtitles. But the use of that patois is exactly why the movie became legendary in Jamaica.

The soundtrack, and another seventies film soundtrack, to a film called “Rockers,” are two of my favorite reggae albums ever.

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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:08 PM

2. Agree with all of that

I recorded the film on TCM way back when and have been watching it lately; time capsule material. This clip blew me away.

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