Marvel's Luke Cage Analysis

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The quiet Jazzy rhythms do work as a backdrop to the photos, and landscapes, that act as the soundtrack for the opening credits. The Macombs Dam Bridge appears etched on Luke Cage's back, as he shadow-boxes, his right hook drives right through the intersection of Lenox Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard. The guitars, the bass, the horns, play in the shadows of a driving beat, that samples an art, that inspires masterpieces. "Marvel's Luke Cage" even in its grittiest and violent moments, paid such homage to and showed the beauty of Harlem, that it inspired me to get off the bus and see the neighborhood.

For those who have always lived in a house on a street, and not a home in a neighborhood, Cage's story may seem like a slow burn, but for some of us, it was a slow romantic tryst into the neighborhood of Harlem. The Barbershop, the brownstones, the street corners, the parks, changed the visuals that I imagined of Harlem, while the background music continued to softly summon my soul.
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The story of Luke Cage, "Harlem's Son," is also a proud story and we need to see it and hear it, and yet it should be narrated with a sense of responsibility. In similar fashion the story of Harlem in "Marvel's Luke Cage" needed to stand up, and out, but be told honestly and truthfully, mission

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