11 days ago,
Pierce Brosnan and Beatie Edney, Toro, Bauchi, Nigeria, 1990, star in the first Hollywood film shot entirely in Nigeria. ‘Mister Johnson’ was an adaptation of a 1939 novel of the same name, by Joyce Cary. It was the next film for the director, Bruce Beresford, after the success of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’. The film, set in 1929, stars Maynard Eziashi, as the Mr Johnson, a clerk for the British civil service, he adopts the style, beliefs and mannerisms of the British colonialists. He would refer to his own fellow natives as “savages” and “ignorant”. An example of a brainwashed black man who has been made an alien thirst for White culture.