Film: "How Green was My Valley" Film Review by cowredvine

Film: "How Green was My Valley"
Reviews the plot and the history of Darryl Zanuck's film version of Richard Llewellyn's novel "How Green was My Valley".
# 108408 | 1,075 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 06, 2008 in Film (History of) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper analyzes Darryl Zanuck's film "How Green was My Valley", based on the novel of the same name by Richard Llewelly. The paper relates the plot of the story and explains that it represented the values and themes that Hollywood wished to promote at that time. The paper also describes director John Ford's emphasis on the visual images rather than speech and his fondness for his characters and his feeling for the visual surroundings in which they worked, loved, and died. The paper also briefly touches upon the music and costumes of the film.

From the Paper:

"The local colliery employs all the men in the town and pays the hardworking men a fair wage. Then the market for coal weakens and the wages of the workers are all reduced. The men believe it is because another colliery from a neighboring town closed and those workers are now willing to do the same job for much much less. There are now three workers for every one job. The men strike. Huw's father is against the strike but his brothers and most of the other town men are strong supporters. The family is divided and the four remaining older brothers move out."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carr, J. 2008, TCM this month: How Green Was My Valley,, accessed on May 01, 2008.
  • Kaiwan, B. , Mast, G. 2008, A Short History of the Movies. 9th edition, New York, NY
  • Maxwell, B. 2003, DVD Verdict: How Green Was My Valley case number 02567,, accessed on May 01, 2008.

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