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Our Daily Bread(1934)

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  • Jeff, you missed the point!

    • Jonas
    • 4/19/10

    Our Daily Bread isn't at all a blind endorsement of communism. Of course simplistic dullards accused it of such back then but the communists didn't see it that way. Part of the point of the movie is that we can't bullheadedly pursue an ideal. There's inevitable compromise: Didn't you notice that their farm would have ultimately faltered without some capital? Or when they all prayed with the pastor? That's not particularly communistic. Or the campfire discussion about how to run the place? On a basic level it's simply about the human capacity to face social and natural adversity. On another level Vidor wants to communicate that we need to take a careful look at our society and take the best aspects of whatever philosophies there are that can potentially help us get by. This was never intended to be viewed as a tonic for society like your precious Ayn Rand. Speaking of Ayn Rand, didn't you notice King Vidor later made a film out of The Fountainhead? A good film in spite of its source...P.S. - The ideas of Ayn Rand are as simplistic, unrealistic, and delusional as utopian communism is. The world doesn't work that way.

  • This reflects a failed concept

    • Jeff Boston
    • 10/1/09

    Communism and socialism has failed/is failing everywhere they have been implemented.If you watch this movie, balance it out by reading "Animal Farm" and/or "Atlas Shrugged."

  • This May Be Our Future!

    • Gale of Sacramento
    • 10/29/08

    This is such a compelling story, told during the height of the Great Depression. We could all learn a lesson from this movie -- it may be the only way to survive in the future economy. The irrigation scene is unforgettable.

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