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|Great Writers - Jack London|
Genres: Educational, Documentary
A fascinating documentary that presents the story of the writer's life, and examines the social and political events that influenced their works. This program includes insightful commentary, as well as archival documents ... more »
Jack London...The Greatest Writer of His Time
Christopher E. Sarno | Boston, Massachusetts United States | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"True, the book his wife, Charmian [Kitteridge] London wrote about Jack is classic and this Samuel Bronston produced movie [Jack London] is a hallmark film released in early 1942...it had a huge impact on all Americans just after the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines...I saw this movie [then] as a 10 yr old boy, and it had a dramatic impact to my immature grasp at that tender age...Jack London was my writer/idol and I felt akin to him when I fought in frigid/lethal Korea that he wrote about[2.5 year combat/tour there]...this movie moves me beyond all sensations, as to how great a writer this Jack London was in his prime...mostly on his articles about the emerging "Rising Sun" of his day..I say again....I'm an avid reader of his outstanding literary works, and beyond that, he was an inspiration for me to become a published writer about Korea some 50 years later...Jack London is a superior American author and was a very courageous newspaper reporter in the Far East in 1905...God bless him!!...SSGT CHRIS SARNO-USMC FMF"
satire28 | California, USA | 12/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
Well, I was told by a professor that there were no decent documentaries out there on him, and then I just decided to buy this one, on the off chance that it was good. It was good, and I found that there were some very nice, and rare pictures of Jack London in this documentary. The choice in music was excellent, the narration was great, and it was well worth it.
My only criticism was about the description on the back of the case--they mentioned something about J.L. dying because of a suicide--this may or may not be true, and I don't think they should've mentioned that.
Good documentary, though!