America, America

America, America

DVD - 2010
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This film is a loose adaptation of the real-life story of Elia Kazan's uncle who grew up as part of the Greek minority in Turkey. He travels to Constantinople to escape persecution, but dreams of living in America.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (168 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 10, 2016

I liked the DVD. I recommend this movie to adults only. It is too violent for children. It is not sexual. The plot is strong. The actors did a great job. It shows has human must learn to get along with each others. In the plot, one group conquers land and power from another. They treat the conquered abusively. There is a moral lesson in this movie. The main character has an unrealistic view of North American life style; but, this fantasy assists him to survive horrendous experiences.

Aug 03, 2014

an arresting film, but in slow motion, probably the definitive representation of the immigrant experience at the turn of theTwentieth Century, a young man sells his soul to get to America, can perceive no other dream, leaves what is now Turkey for his ideal of a new world, doesn't find it easy to get there, confederates suffer, also loved ones, especially the women, exceptional in those roles, the men drink and boast a lot, and keep the story going, the film is shot in a mix of Walker Evans Depression Era stills and 19th-Century daguerreotype, like a historical document, entirely successful, though perhaps as intrinsically dated


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