"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" Film Review by Jay Writtings LLC

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
A discussion of the plot and characters of the film, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," directed by Elia Kazan.
# 118820 | 1,531 words | 0 sources | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2010 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper discusses and reviews "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn," directed by Elia Kazan as his first directorial assignment in films. The paper describes the plot of the film and how it memorably captures the local ambiance, and the struggle of the urban poor, while focusing itself on the drama of one particular Irish family. The paper discusses the protagonist of the film and her relationship with the other characters.

From the Paper:

"The film culminates at a point when Francie finally finds a balance between her two parents, who were throughout the movie, seemingly at two opposite sides of the spectrum. While Francie always thought that he mother had a disdain for her father and herself, it was her mothers will to survive and do better for her children, that drove her to at times act in a bitter manner. Although Katie saw her husband as a failure through life, she loved him always, and her love for him intensifies even more after his death, when she finally feels the void in her family which he had filled all these years. Perhaps it was Johnny's death that was able to put the family into perspective for both Francie and her mother, as the loss of Johnny restores a relationship which was non-existent prior."

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