A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice ... See full summary »
Mara, the wife who wants more... Jake, the lover she wants more of... Donny, the husband the war almost destroyed... Reed, the stranger who answers everyone's darkest prayers. Mara and ... See full summary »
Karl Hochman, a technician in a computer shop, is also "The Address-Book Killer", who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address-books. Terry Munroe and her son Josh come into the... See full summary »
Mo Alexander's bad luck is that she misses the plane in Paris carrying her tour group and her luggage. On top of this, she finds that it will take several days for the travel agent to work ... See full summary »
In a sort of "Mad Max" futuristic adventure, an international sport has been established where a driver of a computerized truck must drive across country to an established terminus and not ... See full summary »
A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice woven against a background of beauty, The Basket ultimately points to triumph and hope in a changing America. Written by
Director Rich Cowan and director of photography Dan Heigh mention (DVD commentary) that shooting took 24 days (at around 09 mins) from late September to early October (at around 03 mins). Since the film debuted 6/5/1999 (at the Seattle International Film Festival) and has a 1999 copyright, it would have been shot in 1998. See more »
Betting on the point spread in a sporting event is a relatively modern invention, not in use at the time this film is set in. See more »
[quoted from a German opera retold during the story]
Together we shall fly.
See more »
"You Name It" ... Mike Cassell Thanks to ... All the Babysitters See more »
(The Basket) The Opera
Composed by Don Caron
Performed by The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra See more »
Although containing some troubling lapses in plot and story integrity, The Basket engaged me and drew me into the lives it portrayed in a small-town, set in a confusing era of American history. The anti-war sentiments of a hustler-turned-schoolteacher seemed a bit too post-modern and the "inclusive" message a bit overdone, but the cast turned in marvelous performances in this quietly dignified story that celebrates the value of community--a counterpoint to our contemporary society that tends to embrace and celebrate the individual at the expense of the good of the whole. Well worth the watching!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?