Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mrs. Miniver...

This is certainly a white washed version of what the English suffered during the first years of the war. It was made as a propaganda film that was meant to inspire American support and end the isolationist policy and feeling that had been prevalent since the end of World War 1.
"The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director."

It's a bit fluffy and melodramatic, but a fascinating to observe piece of pop culture and a must see for that reason alone.

Get some pop corn though. It's so long you could starve by the end.

1 comment:

michelle said...

Maybe it is because this was a favorite when I was in my classic film phase as a teen or the fact that Greer Garson is so beautiful but I have always loved that one. I would have to agree with melodramatic (though I have never forgotten the scene in the car with the fiance-and it was definitely melodramatic) I kind of want to see it again now. I will come prepared with popcorn though.