Archive for October 8, 2009

Dusted Off

Posted in FILM, literature, Politics with tags , , , on October 8, 2009 by dcairns


Clarence Brown grew up in the South, and once witnessed a lynching. The bulk of his career had nothing to do with this experience — swank vehicles for MGM leading ladies, executed with more than the usual panache. But in 1949, he broke totally from the style he’d developed, and addressed directly a subject that must have been preying on his mind since that traumatic experience. Read about the results over at The Auteurs’ Notebook.