EFC II #130 – How Green Was My Valley (1941)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#130 – How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Dir. John Ford
Starring: Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, Maureen O’Hara, Walter Pidgeon, Sara Allgood, Anna Lee, Patric Knowles, John Loder

The one hundred and thirtieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Ford’s picturesque production of a small Welsh mining town story, How Green Was My Valley.

Recorded in December 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Darryl F. Zanuck), Best Director (John Ford), Best Supporting Actor (Donald Crisp), Best Black-and-White Cinematography (Arthur Charles Miller), Best Black-and-White Art Direction (Richard Day, Nathan H. Juran, Thomas Little)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I loved the timelessness of this film, it’s melodramatic but it still swept me away with the quaint story.

EFC II #75 – Dumbo (1941)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#75 – Dumbo (1941)
Dir. Ben Sharpsteen
Starring: Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Margaret Wright, Sterling Holloway, Verna Felton, Cliff Edwards

The seventy-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the film that turned everything around for Walt Disney in the 40s, the simple yet spirited tale of a young circus elephant outcast by his abnormally large ears, Dumbo.

Recorded in September 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Musical Score (Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, because it’s a Disney film.

Luke: Yes, it’s really grown on me, and is a wonderful film full of heart and spirit.