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 of Photography Dan Heigh mentions that the "hero angle" of shots of Helmut slowly rise throughout the film, starting with the camera looking down at Helmut in the early scenes and ending with the camera looking up at Helmut in the last scenes. [00:35:43] See more »
When we see the envelope Mr. Conlon is mailing (04:38), it shows the 2-letter state abbreviations for Washington and Massachusetts. These weren't adopted until 1963, when zip codes were introduced. More likely, the abbreviations would have been Wash. and Mass. See more »
[Tom tries to justify his going to war after his brother Ben dies of battle injuries]
Ben told me all about the war.
And where is Ben now?
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"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 »
I enjoyed this film very much. Everything was authentic, the actors were great, and the story was moving and captivating. Despite a lot of sadness, the movie also portrayed happiness. There was a great level of depth in character that keeps you thinking on about them and wondering more about them. The main theme of the movie is also a thought-provoking subject: prejudice. Learning to work together, learning to "fly" with others is a good lesson to learn. The sets and scenery were beautiful (God's creation is beautiful!), and the music was quite captivating & appropriate, even though I don't particularly like opera. There were a few flaws in the movie, such as a few swear words, and perhaps a lack of a few things, but over all it was a very good movie. (Entertaining & interesting behind the scenes commentaries, too, on the DVD.)
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