Ralph Breaks the Internet
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It's a stronger and far less dated film than his overpraised It's a Wonderful Life.
[VIDEO ESSAY] Wikipedia lists "Meet John Doe" as an "American comedy film." How wrong they are.
Journalistic ethics are only a small aspect of the film, but the implications are long-ranging.
Capra's films work because he believed with his whole heart in his cornball agendas.
It's pure Capra, run through with the tension between idealism and corruption...
...the political and social ramifications are just as topical today as they were seventy years ago.
Além de trazer aquela que é provavelmente a pior cena dirigida por Capra em sua carreira (o monólogo de Regis Toomey na prefeitura), o filme é um água com açúcar repleto de diálogos patriotas/cristãos patéticos, artificiais e piegas.
Capra's political parable is problematic parables, from his contradictory approach to the "little people" to the right-wing elements to the compromised ending, in which Cooper is stopped from committing suicide.
It was hard to stomach.
Classic Capra and Cooper still makes statements.
Frank Capra's most ambitious and disturbing film, Meet John Doe is possibly more relevant today than when it first appeared in 1941.
This vintage Capra film is the sort of sentimental thing that only he could get away with.
Capra, with his immigrant's love of the American dream, can easily be criticized as sometimes syrupy but never as simplistic. Here he grapples with no less than updating the tale of the Christ, making a modern day fable (well, as modern as 1941) of one guy sacrificing himself for the greater whole of humanity.
Coop is great as the simple man drawn into corruption and seeking redemption. Walter Brennan shines as his friend, a crazy homeless guy and the sanest man in the film, James Gleason is perfect as the common sense common man, and Barbara Stanwyck lights the proceedings as the too smart regular gal, unaware that she needs saving as much as anyone.
Just fine, nuanced filmmaking!
Another Capra masterpiece that is still relevant today. Cooper and Brennan are great.
This is a remarkable movie, and a great performance from Stanwyck. I highly recommend this movie.
Fantastic! It started off as what I thought was going to be a screwball comedy but slowly shifted gears into a heartbreaking tale of beauty and political corruption. Gary Cooper's performance was a bit stiff and Barbara Stanwyck was as always amazing. The convention and final sequences had a look to them that was nothing short of chilling. The dialogue's a bit dated but the story is timeless. And again, Frank Capra succeeds in getting me all misty.
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