Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mark Twain's America |
Actors: Anne Bancroft, Dennis O'Connor, Lee Ann Powers
Director: Stephen Low
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Mark Twain's America interweaves the life and times of Mark Twain with the lives of current day enthusiasts who revel in the inventions and way of life of the 19th century. Utilizing archival stereo-optic photos, powerful ... more »
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Too short for a such a great subject
Murray Russ | Roatan | 01/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"You really can't get into this movie. It's too short, and could have been more in depth.
That's not to say it's not interesting...I just wish it could have been longer, and I wish the producers would have taken better advantage of the IMAX techology..."
William J. Stoll | Columbus, Ohio U.S.A. | 02/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had owned the 33 1/3 album ( Columbia Masterworks, the 1959 41st street Theater in NewY York) for many many years, gotten rid of all phonograph players and wanted to present this performance to the English classes at the school where I am the Library Media Specialist. Finding this wonderful DVD was most thrilling and became useful and appreciated.
H. A. Steere | Putnam, CT United States | 03/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A the very start, of the narration, I could tell this was below average. The actor tells of a village on the banks of the Mississippi, Hannibal, "a little democracy which was full of liberty, equality, and the forth of July". Not a quote I would choose for accuracy, even if those were Twain's words. You have to imagine how former slaves recalled that village, however few slaves it had.
Speaking of the actor, his attempt to sound old got old right quick. I'd sooner hear more of Twain's words than his voice.
Many of the old photos seemed to have barely any connection to Mark Twain. For example, black and white children together on a donkey. I'm not convinced young Samuel ever saw that happen.
Some of the modern scenes were interesting, I have to say, but they don't save the final product. BTW, contrary to the editorial review, there is no scene selection.
I don't know why anyone, myself included, ever thought this was an IMAX subject. Never the Twain shall meet IMAX and mix well.