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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    Film préféré de son auteur qui résume à merveille l'univers de John Ford... www.cinefiches.com

  2. grotescsetorg's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

  3. Marc St-Cyr (Death cinéphilia)'s rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    Holidays break # 19: Even if the portraits of black's characters annoying me (symptoms of his time, things don't change...) , i believe John Ford did a masterful work here. Jonathan Rosenbaum is right.

  4. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    "Is this a Western?" "It's a Southern." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/10/episode-77-unedited-commentary-track.html

  5. João Eça's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    the racist, conservative, infantile version of "The Last Hurrah"

  6. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    If you want to commune with the soul/id of neo-confederate America, step inside. That this beautiful celebration of common decency contains such cringe-inducing casual racism—even as racism is something it claims to condemn—says so much about the USA. Almost a masterpiece, almost noxious. Another note, telling of Ford: here, the little people take the lead, and the square-jawed hero gets pushed to a supporting role.

  7. José Neves's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    I'm not a "Fordist", being it. Let me explain: i can not conceive an ideological world as Ford conceived, but i conceive some cinema, especially the classic, as he exemplary did, being a depuration of it. In this movie, for instance, bothers me the representation of "the black" and the social archetypes, but amazes me how it is staged and how the camera is at the height and size of the human.

  8. Bjanicas's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    The procession of the dead whore is maybe one of the most beautiful funeral scenes in the History of Cinema. And I just "gotta get my heart started" after watching this film.

  9. Ben Bosko's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

  10. Marvin's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

  11. 張大智's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    A great review: http://sensesofcinema.com/2012/feature-articles/john-ford’s-the-sun-shines-bright-and-the-search-for-a-moral-order/

  12. Matt Kovar's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    I love Ford's use of cinematography to add tone to his films: having just made The Quiet Man, which was so grand and lush in scale, to then, a year later, make this charming picture captured in a rustic and simple image - amazing. With that comparison aside, The Sun Shines Bright captures the beauty of the old American South with such tender sweetness. Said to be Ford's personal favorite, it needs a DVD release.

  13. Robert Regan's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    “In the cinema sophistication wears strange colours, and the most austere judge will admire a piece which to a reading man may appear tearful tosh. Nothing sadder than to watch some devoted film critic trying to explain to a dramatic or a literary critic that to appreciate a film you have to look at it, not just listen to it. Human desperation can go no further.” Dilys Powell, 1953

  14. Neil Bahadur's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    Just watched this...needless to say my emotional state has degenerated into some sort of "ground zero." Perhaps Ford's most thematically and formally complex film, as well as his most personal statement. Not as a person, but as an artist. How many films are there that are this operatic but this beautiful? And what an ending. "Jeb, I gotta get my medicine! I gotta get my heart started!"

  15. Andre A. Neves's rating of the film The Sun Shines Bright

    One of the best John Ford films and probably its most personal. Joao Cesar Monteiro used to say that this movie is to Ford's work like Gertrud is to Dreyer's and I couldn't agree more. Essential.