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Great Writers: William Faulkner
Great Writers William Faulkner
Actor: Great Writers
Director: William Faulkner
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     0hr 45min

A fascinating documentary that presents the story of the writer s life, as well as examining the social and political events that influenced his works. William Faulkner (1897-1962) was one of the greatest American novelist...  more »


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Actor: Great Writers
Director: William Faulkner
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/29/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

One viewer's opinion
O. Elmore | Louisiana USA | 05/02/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"For me, Faulkner's gretest books - his most honestly hopeful, structurally complete, and stylistically genius works - were The Wild Palms, The Unvanquished, The Hamlet, and Go Down, Moses. All of these are ignored by this video. Instead the video (a recycled 80's vaguely European hash) skips from the dreary to the hopeless to the minor; the amount of time spent on the potboiler Sanctuary is one example. I am still waiting for a documentarian who sees the stereoptic whole of Faulkner and celebrates his place in our literature. Do the future of Faulkner study a favor and skip this one, especially if you're a teacher looking for help for your class. You'd be better off feeling your way through with your students than you would be turning to this rubbish for aid."