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A tragedy-filled story of a young great gatsby-ish hip-hopper named summer g who falls for a middle-upper class sistah while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, summer g spends 10 years building a hip-hop empire, and then moves to the hamptons where he finds the object of his affection.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 202216476
UPC 043396143951
UPC 14 00043396143951
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Based On A Novel
Journalists/Journalism
Love Triangle
Rap Artists
Rap Music
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Although it might sound unlikely, G brings F.Scott Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY to the hip-hop generation, with a thoroughly modern adaptation of the literary classic. Summer G (Richard T. Jones) seems to have everything a hip-hop mogul could possibly want after building a career for himself as a rap producer. But he still pines for Sky (Chenoa Maxwell), his former lover who he let slip through his fingers. Cleverly locating the film in the Hamptons, where many hip-hop millionaires have taken up residence, Christopher Scott Cherot's film has a glossy MTV sheen to it, but still manages to stir the emotions that lie at the core of Fitzgerald's novel.
Directors
Christopher Scott Cherot
Actors
Blair Underwood
Cast & Crew
Andre Royo - Actor
Andrew Lauren - Story By
Atlanta Treloar - Producer
Bill Conti - Original Music By
Blair Underwood - Actor
Brad Lauren - Editor
Charles E. Drew, Jr. - Screenplay
Chenoa Maxwell - Actor
Christopher Scott Cherot - Screenplay
Christopher Scott Cherot - Director
Horacio Marquinez - Cinematographer
Judd Landon - Producer
Richard T. Jones - Actor
Robert Reitano - Editor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 14395
UPC 00043396143951
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The question recycled through the movie (and its advertising) is, "Does hip-hop have heart?" Summer G certainly has one, and so does Sky, although she's not sure what it's telling her. In the classic form of the story, the narrator watches as the hero tries to regain the heart of his lost love, while her brutal husband mistreats her and his mistress. In "G" those functions are spread more widely among additional characters, so that A has a way of leading to C while B loses a place in line. The ending of Gatsby is inevitable. The ending of "G" is arbitrary and melodramatic.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Jones,Richard T.
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Los Angeles Times Sophisticated and stylish.

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