R | | Drama, War
Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
Director Dee Rees shared photographs from the film's era with Carey Mulligan as part of her preparation, and she was drawn to a particular one of a woman with a really short fringe (bangs) who looked so awkward to her, which she thought reflected her character Laura. Thus, she cut her hair in a similar style for the film.
You better get a hurry along. We ain't gonna make it.
Henry McAllan: Oh, we will. We have to.
Henry McAllan: Take a break. Come on. My turn.
Jamie McAllan: "We will. We have to."
Jamie McAllan: That was my brother, Henry. Absolutely certain whatever he wanted to happen would.
When Jamie comes home from the war, a package of Lucky Strike "Green" is visible on the table. Lucky's packaging was switched to white in 1942; even in the middle of nowhere, there's no way a three-year-old package of cigarettes would not have been consumed, especially with rationing.
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