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Project Twenty: Mark Twain's America
Project Twenty Mark Twain's America
Actor: Howard Lindsay
Genres: Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 0min


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Actor: Howard Lindsay
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography, History
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1960
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1960
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Classic America
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have used this film--and now the much more convenient VHS-- in my classes on American literatue and culture class for years. It's a wonderful introduction to Twain and to American culture at the turn of the 20th century. The film is based on Bernard deVoto's classic study of the same title. The emphasis is on Twain's AMERICA. It is a comprehensive survey of American culture, how Twain illuminated that culture and how he himself was influenced by it. It is not a "talking head" production but a pastiche of images--still photos, film clips, etc--from late nineteenth century and early twentieth century America, including some footage of Twain himself. Some viewers may find it dated,but very time I view it, I'm fascinated once again."