So much for good intentions…
I failed to get very far with this project so shall we now call it “An Occasional Series” and maybe take the word “Day” out of the post titles? I do actually want to continue sharing these films. I stalled when we went away in May and since then seem to lack either the time or the will to write and oftentimes I lack the both of them!
Trying to turn a new leaf. Really.
How Green was My Valley, 1941
A John Ford movie, so no surprise to find Maureen O’Hara deep in the Welsh valleys, then.
I don’t know how old I was when I first viewed this film (and it would have not been a great age at all) but I do recall the impact that it had upon and recall sobbing deeply.
Looking back now, I remember that the last time that I saw this film, I found it very much of it time and quite stilted and mannered but perhaps I am now old enough to fully appreciate once more this classic and highly regarded work. It won 5 Oscars when it was released. Even IMDB users rate it at 7.8! The main thing though and the reason that I want to list it among the works that made an impact on me is that it left me with a lifelong love of the Welsh Male Voice Choir.
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Screenplay by||Philip Dunne|
|Based on||How Green Was My Valley|
by Richard Llewellyn
|Narrated by||Irving Pichel|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|