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75 years old today: How Green was my Valley (Welsh Coal Mining Valley)

1 reply, 1 voice Last updated by  Gloria Lee McMillan 3 years, 4 months ago
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    Gloria Lee McMillan
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    @gloriamla

    HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY released Oct. 28, 1941.

    Today is the 75th anniversary of this controversial (and prophetic) film that won Best Picture Oscar 1942 over Orson
    Welles’ Citizen Kane.

    HGWMV shows the industrial growth and de-industrialization of a Welsh coal mining town long before people thought
    of these problems.

    I have written an essay about these two films and the possible reasons why the controversy.  I think I attached a version of
    it to a post to you all.

    Hope you like these reference items below.

    Gloria
    <div class=”moz-signature”>New York Daily News Oct. 29, 1941 review

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/green-valley-deeply-moving-picture-article-1.2088524

    And here the opening singing.  The narrator (probably actor/director Irving Pichel)  says–“Music is in my people like
    sight is in the eye
    .”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oevNjFeWUyQ</div>

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    Gloria Lee McMillan
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    @gloriamla

    SEE; Essay listed under “FILES” at left.

    Citizen Kane and How Green was my Valley turn 75 in a Time of Demagogues.

    -Gloria McMillan

     

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