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 ...
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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 »
When the students are saying the Pledge of Allegiance in class, they are holding their hands over their hearts. Until 1942 the prescribed body posture was to hold the right arm straight out, palm down, while reciting the Pledge. Congress authorized this change because this "American salute" was identical to the Nazi salute. See more »
[quoted from a German opera retold during the story]
Together we shall fly.
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"You Name It" ... Mike Cassell Thanks to ... All the Babysitters See more »
The Basket Soundtrack
Composed by Don Caron
Performed by The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra See more »
History, conflict, opera and basketball, who would have thought....
If the combination of war, history, opera and basketball sounds to you like an unlikely topic for a movie, you'd probably be in the majority. But I can safely say this movie that will surely evoke a response. THE BASKET is a haunting story of what we were like in a simpler time and how some things like prejudice just don't seem to change. It is a movie you can take your mother and grandmother to without fear, they'll love you for taking them on a journey back to their youth. The attention paid to detail is amazing.
The music is superb, the lady who sings the title song has a marvelous voice and the aria will stay in your minds ear. I'm looking forward to getting the audio track. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, congratulations to those involved in this independent project. More!
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