Sounder (1972)

11 Apr

Film about a boy of the Great Depression, nominated for 4 Oscars
Year: 1972
Year in film: 1933
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boy David Lee ~ 12ys, other boys, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Bib occurence: often
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Kevin Hooks in white bibs (pictured left, sometimes shirtless). Also his father shirtless in blue bibs, and some other school boys (first white boys (short scene, pictured right), later at another school afro-american boys). His mother helped him getting fixed one suspender. Another sharecropper movie. This one ranks Top 3 at IMDb. Novel by William H. Armstrong (Newbery Medal). I saw most parts of this film and this is good plot and view of rural Louisiana of the 1930s. There is also Sounder Part 2 (1976), I think with (partly) the same actors and a Disney TV remake of 2003. I don’t know the other films because there are few infos of Disney films. But all are with bibs. There is also a related movie called A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich. Sounder is the name of his dog, but I didn’t noticed it. Perhaps I should watch the whole movie at slow speed or even read this book.


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