Tortilla Flat (1942)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.


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3 November 2007 | carvalheiro
Electrodomestics as gift at its early times
"Tortilla flat" (1942) directed by Victor Fleming is of course a very good movie for now, instead maybe the novel itself where it came from a John Steinbeck's own tale, because many aspects of the structure of the allegedly poor's society. Where it was necessary fifteen dollars for the location of the flat of a given heir, whose notification by a barrister is made in jail and after, by this path, good fellows coming up helping him, but by lack of chance the flat is burned by accident.

The wealthy of work surplus in income to the exploitation not retributed is lost, if the couple not insures their own lives and instead allows that for the free moments with such a kind of job to save them as too characters. Still as though themselves were either inside a struggle, for also developing by this way the community. Where they are inserted like two human beings, but far away from the misery of the beginning of their natural instincts, not possible otherwise for surviving alone if without the help of friendship circumstances. Victor Fleming in this movie made an unforgettable artistic view of the so-called half citizenship, at the time with their believers, dogs and a young lady whose charming revolt attracts these poor individuals, near the industrialism of the outskirts of a small town, from West coast in America, while beginning a decade before during the Depression times.

The photography of this movie was made by Karl Freund and it is quite typical expressionist, mingled with realistic aspirations as when we saw the rays of a sunny day, inside a forest nearby the town. Where the old mendicant is living with five different - abandoned, but domesticated - dogs, it is inspired too by the resurrection of a new standard of living with his great amount of coins. By whom we had suddenly the vision of a kind of natural phenomena, that put suddenly the dogs as protagonists standing up, as if all it were believing in a kind of apparition such in likely one vision of the almighty of the animals, as it was for them such as unlikely a naturalistic influence of exterior divine maturity. It's interesting watch how the character of John Garfield in a brawl on the factory got the hand of Heddy Lamarr and decidedly both joint their belonguing's for a new life, after the whole of disputing each other but honoring friends with a private ceremony.

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