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Bright Leaves
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Writer:
Ross McElwee (writer)
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Release Date:
28 April 2004 (France) See more »
Plot:
North Carolina produces more tobacco than any other state in America. Bright Leaves describes a journey taken across the social... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
McElwee does it again! See more (14 total) »

Cast

 
Allan Gurganus ... Himself
Paula Larke ... Herself
Marilyn Levine ... Herself
Emily Madison ... Herself

Adrian McElwee ... Himself
Ross McElwee ... Himself
Tom McElwee ... Himself

Patricia Neal ... Herself
Vlada Petric ... Himself
Charleen Swansea ... Herself

Directed by
Ross McElwee 
 
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Ross McElwee  writer

Produced by
Ross McElwee .... producer
Linda Morgenstern .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Ross McElwee 
 
Film Editing by
Ross McElwee 
Mark Meatto  (as Mark Meato)
 
Production Management
Stan Sztaba .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Rick Beck .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adrian McElwee .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Brad Fuller .... post-production consultant
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
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Pacho Velez .... production assistant
 
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Renata Jackson .... thanks
 

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107 min
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Miss Tobacco:[on being asked about the tobacco industry] It brings a lotta jobs and a lotta revenue, but... it has its health hazards and... everybody's gonna die of something, so...
[giggles]
Ross McElwee:May as well be tobacco?
Miss Tobacco:Might as well die of something that's gonna help out the... the... *what's* the word? Here, I'm thinkin'...
Ross McElwee:Economy?
Miss Tobacco:[beams] *There* ya go. There ya go. Havin' a tough mornin'...
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References Bright Leaf (1950)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
McElwee does it again!, 27 February 2006
Author: dirosent from Chicago, IL

McElwee's witty and poignant voice-over makes this a beautiful piece about his family's history and the tobacco culture of North Carolina. I'm not quite sure what the previous reviewer is talking about. McElwee carefully and tastefully interviews his subjects and it is clear that he is not in any way being contemptuous or mocking them, rather it seems that the people he interviews are very much like he -- from the same place and background, and in my humble opinion, he shows them in a very sympathetic light. If you can find this film, you should definitely watch it. I have to admit that I am biased because I love his documentaries. If you like any of his films, you'll enjoy this one.

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