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The Work and the Glory (2004)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  21 January 2005 (USA)
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Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt ... See full summary »

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Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new community, they discover that the help they have hired to clear their land is at the center of a religious controversy - a controversy that threatens to tear the family apart. As two of the Steed brothers contend for the favor of a wealthy merchant's daughter, they find themselves on opposite sides of the religious question. Although the family struggles to smooth the contention, they soon face deeper issues of family loyalty and the pursuit of truth. Written by SD

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One Man....A Remarkable Vision; One Family....A Desperate Struggle

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Romance | Drama

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and violence
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21 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory  »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$251,145 (USA) (26 November 2004)

Gross:

$3,347,439 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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The script required composer Sam Cardon to write an original period violin piece that the character of Lydia McBride would play. He anticipated that Tiffany Dupont, who plays Lydia would just act like she was playing for the camera and then they would mix the sound in for the final cut. But by mere chance, Tiffany Dupont majored in violin at the University of Georgia and she ended up playing the piece live for the camera. See more »

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While Joseph Smith chases through the woods, cords from the boom mic come into full view for almost two seconds. See more »

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Hyrum Smith: You really need to stop beating everybody in stick pull.
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The Work and The Glory is very enjoyable! Bring on the sequel.
23 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read 6 of the 8 books in The Work and the Glory series and have been awaiting this movie. I thought the photography was excellent and the music was moving. The acting was good although Joshua Steed rolled his eyes and huffed just a bit too much in the beginning. But his blue eyes make you forget the bit of over acting.The costumes were great.I enjoyed this movie very much I hope that it is successful enough to make a sequel.The movie stayed very close to the plot of the book so as not to disappoint those of us who couldn't put the books down.I don't know where they filmed it but the landscapes were gorgeous. I liked the shot of Lydia Mcbride's walking up the hill it was beautiful.I have had fun looking up the actors to see what they have been in. Mary Ann Steed or Brenda Strong was a surprise to know that she was Sue Ann Mishkie on Seinfeld. What a versatile actress she is.She did a great job as the mother of the Steed family.


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