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December 01, 2008

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Ooh. I can't wait to see it, Danny. Once again, thanks so much for the review.

I've heard great buzz about this film for months, and now, with your review, this is one film I will actually leave the house to see.

Ditto the above comments, and at the risk of sounding too much like a proud brother, or like our father, why the hell hasn't any national publication hired you to write film reviews?

I'm really excited to watch this too. I lived in San Francisco in the mid eighties and people were still talking about Harvey Milk that many years after it happened.

Great clip!

You're right; he's really nailed the guy. (Wait, that didn't come out right.)

Danny,

I saw the documentary on Harvey Milk when I lived is SF from '79 to '89. I have been eagerly awaiting the new film because I already had ESP that it was going to be a tour de force and I didn't want to miss it.

I'm happy you wrote about the Jonestown/Moscone & Milk Assassinations. I remember exactly where I was when I heard about the murders of Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk--handing out money, in my one incarnation as a teller, in a bank in San Jose. I was still reeling from the Nov 18th massacre at Jonestown and 9 days later all hell breaks loose in SF. God that was a sad, sad, sad time. I still think of it every November. I remember my own feeling of disbelief when the deaths in SF started to filter through into the bank. Oddly enough, after 10 years in San Jose, I moved to SF in January 1979 and lived there for 10 years.

Beautiful review. I'll go experience its veracity very soon!

Dear Danny,
I intentionally didn't read your review until after I saw the film, today. It was incredibly emotional, both from the aspect of the fight for gay rights, and from the life and death of Harvey Milk.

The casting was superb. And, you're correct that Sean Penn almost immediately makes you believe that he is Harvey Milk.

This is one of those films that sticks with you long after it's over.

I wholehearedly agree--this is the most amazing film I have not seen this year. A big thumb's up!!!

I absolutely can't wait to see this film which, I am afraid, may never play in my hometown. But I may be able to view it during my travels over the next few weeks. Thanks for a wonderful review, Danny!

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