Stella Dallas, screened as part of King Vidor retrospective at Berlinale 2020, depicts a marvelously grey protagonist
In Stella Dallas (1937), Barbra Stanwyck plays the titular character, the daughter of a millworker who wants more from life.
The Fountainhead: How Ayn Rand's wildly popular novel got made into 1949 Gary Cooper-Patricia Neal film
Warner Brothers had bought the rights to Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead during World War II, but it couldn’t be made into a film because of America’s pro-Russia stance at the time. In 1949, however, things were markedly different.
Revisiting King Vidor's Our Daily Bread: 1934 Great Depression film idealised community, self-sufficiency
In the first scene of Our Daily Bread, Mary (Karen Morley) wards off debtors as John (Tom Keene) returns after a fruitless day looking for jobs, his days of dreaming big far behind him. So begins King Vidor's 1934 classic on the Great Depression.