Reviews of Steamboat Round the Bend
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makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But it’s not just a hallow comedy. There’s something else there. …Maybe not when they have that trailer chase sequence, yea that was dumb as shit.
I haven’t seen enough John Ford’s… when Fleety Belle leans gainst The Claremore Queen’s rails, and the music begins to trill with the river sunset beyond her misery– I thought of Terrence Malick’s movies and the way he douses his pictures with music. Both directors operate their movies like cranes.
I melted when Duke played “Homesick” on the saw, with the negro-prisoner chorus hums. And when Fleety Belle has her scenes where she stands alone glowing.
The language was at perfect pitch and the roaring steamboat scenes! This production must have cost a fortune.
“I like his old films… He was a man’s man, and he thought that way. He never let his guard down. Put courage and bravery, redemption and a peculiar mix of agony and ecstasy on the screen in a brilliant dramatic manner. His movies were easy to understand. I like that period of time in American films. I think America has produced the greatest films ever. No other country has ever come close. The great movies that came out of America in the studio system, which a lot of people say is the slavery system, were heroic and visionary, and inspired people in a way that no other country has ever done. If film is the ultimate art form, then you’ll need to look no further than those films. Art has the ability to transform people’s lives, and they did just that.” – Bob Dylan