America America

America America

DVD - 2011
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Elia Kazan's own words begin the saga of young Stavros, who leaves his war-torn homeland behind to begin a new life. With his family's meager fortune and his father's blessing, Stavros encounters both allies and adversaries on a dramatic trek. He ultimately achieves his dream through sheer determination and will, thereby earning his nickname: America America. Includes bonus features.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, [2011]
ISBN: 9780780666054
0780666054
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (174 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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swyckl
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.

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richibi
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the story going, the film is shot in a mix of Walker Evans Depression Era stills and 19th-Century daguerreotype, like a historical document, entirely successful, though perhaps as intrinsically dated

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