Monday, December 10, 2007

Our Town

Our Town, based on the play by Thornton Wilder, is a PBS Masterpiece Theater production starring Paul Newman. Neither The Younger Son nor I had seen this, though I read the play and saw a community theater presentation of it when I was in high school. I still remember that experience.

This is a beautiful production. It brought a tear to my eye, and I don't tend to cry. The Younger Son enjoyed the first half of the video much, much than the more solemn second half.

The 1940 movie version is online:

The ending of the 1940 version differs markedly from that of the play, if the wikipedia report is correct. I've never seen that one.

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