Skip to comments."The Sun Shines Bright"
Posted on 06/14/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT by fella
"The Sun Shines Bright"
I just watched “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” again. Also directed by John Ford 9 years later. I love the parts about education in small towns, the lessons to the students about the Constitution, and the role of a free press in a republic. We have gone so far off the rails in 50 years I can barely fathom it.
What a great reproduction. The quality of the picture and sound is amazing. And it’s good to see the humor of the ‘50s, untainted by political correctness.
I watched about 2/3 yesterday and it indeed is a remarkable film. Excellent production, acting, themes, plot, history, and sets. The themes of social injustice are excellent, especially for the times. I never really thought about the veterans groups and their meetings after the Civil War. The humor during those scenes was exquisite, indeed.
What year do you think it was set in? I figure about 1900 after the Battle of San Juan Hill (obviously) and the reference to TR in the mob scene.
Lately I’ve been watching some Youtube movies on the back patio during twilight when it cools off a bit and the chores are done. Nice way to end the day. Normally I like having movies on the big screen in the living room, but I don’t have AirPlay on my old Mac (hardware doesn’t support it), so I have to watch the small screen instead.