Let There Be Light: John Huston's Wartime

Let There Be Light: John Huston's Wartime


Olive Films
Blu-ray Region A

Once bought, this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

5-15d Usually ships within 5-15 days.

US$27.99

Our previous price: US$ 29.99
You save: US$ 2.00 (7%)

Manufacturer
Olive Films
Version
Blu-ray Region A

Once bought, this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

5-15d Usually ships within 5-15 days
Price
US$27.99
add to cart
 

description

Presented in cooperation with the National Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this collection features four documentaries directed by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen) as part of his service as an officer in the Army Signal Corps. The documentaries are not simple propaganda, but reflect Huston’s own changing attitudes toward war.  Winning Your Wings (18:19 min) is a recruitment film for the U.S. Army Air Forces, hosted by Jimmy Stewart.  Report from the Aleutians (44:48 min) reveals the tedium of being stationed at a remote Army post in the islands of Alaska. With San Pietro (32:05 min), however, the tone of Huston’s documentaries begin to take a dark turn, documenting an Italian military battle that cost an estimated 1,100 American lives, revealing, in unflinching detail, the retrieval and burial of casualties. The Army chose not to publicly screen the film. The final installment, the emotionally devastating Let There Be Light (57:50 min) narrated by Walter Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), is considered to be one of the most important wartime documentaries ever made, depicting the treatment of “psychoneurotics” (now known as post-traumatic stress disorder), through hypnosis, drugs, and psychotherapy.

further info

Official Release Date Jan 19, 2016
Director John Huston
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.37:1
Audio DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Language English
Subtitles None
Year 1942
Running Time 210 minutes
Genre Documentary
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0007529946
Item Code  0887090084802

recommendations

useful links


Missing links?

Please log in or create account to submit your link recommendations.

customer reviews

No reviews for Let There Be Light: John Huston's Wartime yet.

Log in or create account to post your own reviews.

personal agent

Please send me an E-Mail when ...




Our privacy statement

tell a friend

Tell your friends about us. Enter as many E-Mail addresses as you like (separated by ";").

Please login first

Our privacy statement



SN: 225 | 1007 { 58 } | | WS: 1 | | Cat: 1414