Retro 70’s Tuesday

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Featuring a great Curtis Mayfield soundtrack…Superfly is one of the best “blaxploitation” films of the early 1970’s
Directed by Gordon Parks, Jr.
Ron O’Neal plays the lead character “Priest”
He is a cocaine dealer that wants to get out but finds there are many obstacles.

Here is the original trailer…

Freddies Dead

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Production

The film was financed by two black dentists and Gordon Parks, Sr., who had just directed the cult classic Shaft. Sig Shore, who produced Super Fly, plays Deputy Commissioner Riordan, or “The Man”.[5]

Nate Adams coordinated the fashion and wardrobe for the film. He had done several fashion shows prior to Super Fly. He still owns many of the suits, shoes and fedora hats.

Charles McGregor, who plays Fat Freddie, was released from prison before the film’s production. The film was shot by director of photography, James Signorelli, who would go on to become the film director at Saturday Night Live.

Of the people who did Super Fly, actor Carl Lee enjoyed great fame, until he abused drugs: in particular, heroin. He died in 1986 of an overdose. Curtis Mayfield did well with the film’s soundtrack that he was sought for other soundtracks. The songs Freddy’s Dead and the title song both shot up to the Pop Top Ten chart in late 1972

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Curtis Mayfield performing in the film

SUPERFLY

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