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Plot: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the… Runtime: 105 min Release Date: 24 Sep 1972
Tale of a sharecropping family in 1933 Louisiana and what happens when the father Paul Winfield is sent to jail for stealing food to feed his family. It also deals with the oldest son Kevin Hooks coming of age. Sounder, BTW, is the name of the family dog.Quiet, slow but ultimately very moving tale of a poor black family in the 1930s. There's some beautiful shots here it was shot on location in Louisiana and very little dialogue and only occasional music. I must admit I was getting a little bored at first--I wanted the story to MOVE! But the film slowly grew on me and, after half an <more>
hour, I was hooked. The images tell the story along with some very moving Oscar-nominated performances by Winfield and Cicely Tyson as his wife . Even young Hooks who was only 14 when this was done is quite good. The film slowly works on you and, by the end, I was crying my eyes out--But don't worry--it DOES have a very happy ending. This was a HUGE hit in 1972. It was one of the few G-rated films dealing with a black family. Unlike most other 1970s black films it had no drugs, violence, sex or swearing--this was a true rarity back then. And white, black, young and old audiences loved it. It works on all levels. It was also nominated for Best Picture. It didn't win anything but the fact that it was nominated was enough. The cast went through hell making it. I remember, in an interview, Winfield said it was brutally hot during the whole shot, the cast was eaten alive by mosquitoes and he caught a TERRIBLE case of hay fever from all the pollen. It's to this whole casts credit that they all give out good performances. Sadly...this film has been forgotten. That's too bad...it should be rediscovered.There was a sequel 3 years later with a different cast . It was "Sounder Part 2" but it seems nobody has ever seen it. But don't miss this one. A perfect family film.
Breathtaking cinematography and excellent performances (by Pelrad)
For the breathtaking cinematography alone, this film is one not to be missed. It is surprising that such a simple film could have one's eyes glued to the screen for its entire duration. The father of a sharecropper family during the Great Depression in Louisiana steals food for his family in desperation and is sent to jail. The local law enforcement officers refuse to allow his wife to visit him and then, when he is sent away to a work camp, they will not disclose its name to his family. Finally, however, a sympathetic woman finds out and the eldest son goes on a journey to find his <more>
father. At the end of his travels, he meets a beautiful, kind, and learned school teacher who asks him to return in the fall to attend school. Excellent performances by all. 10 out of 10
For a 1971 Release...WAY AHEAD of Its Time! (by KissEnglishPasto)
............................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL In retrospect, looking back at SOUNDER, there is a lot going on, both on a public, and for me, on a private level in relation to this film. It had a theatrical release in NOV.1971. I didn't get around to seeing it until Februrary '72. Movies that I saw in early 1972, I don't seem to recollect very well. SOUNDER was in that group. Saw it for the second time just hours ago. Really sorry I waited so long! Here is something a lot of you can relate to: For a <more>
film that was shown in theaters in late '71 and early '72, SOUNDER was QUITE unique. It was WAY ahead of its time. Compare SOUNDER's somber tone and subject matter, its very deliberate pacing and mood to other films with a predominately Afro-American cast from that time frame. Notice any difference? No BLACKSploitation here! SOUNDER is completely character-driven, this is probably why a lot of people seem to define it as "Slow". Sadly lacking on my DVD of SOUNDER were any special features. Just the movie and the trailer...That's it! I really yearned for background info! Set in rural Louisiana in 1933, perhaps the worst year of the depression, Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson both shone in career-defining roles. Winfield, as the father, short on education but long on character, strength and spirit, who is sent off to an undisclosed prison for a year for his first offense...Stealing a ham to feed his starving family; Tyson, as the dutiful, solid-as-a-rock, stand-by-her-man wife and mother. My hat is off to Ms. Tyson. Despite being considered something of a sex symbol at the time, she accepted a role which required a very scruffy and unflattering, no make-up look! And what a fine job she does! 10*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome! [email protected]
Director Martin Ritt and the cast and crew of this movie have left a great legacy in this simple but moving story of a family's love for one another in the face of great adversity. The family does not succumb to bitterness or hatred but they persevere with hope and great faith in what they can overcome. The story: during the Depression, a family breadwinner is arrested and sent to a year's hard labour for a minor misdemeanour. I saw this movie almost 40 years ago and it made a deep impression. Almost everyone I spoke to who saw it admired it and the reviews were excellent but for some <more>
reason, it has been forgotten. I saw the movie again on Martin Luther King Day and rediscovered a story with great universal appeal. The landscape cinematography of Louisiana enhances the movie. Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield are the stars of the film along with Kevin Hooks as the eldest son. The music is stark with the lyrics of a spiritual and the strumming of a stringed instrument. We witness the cruelty of a heartless town and the courage of a friend who is moved to help. In the end, wounded and battered, the family carry on with great love and respect for one another. This movie is a strong statement because of the great character acting. It is a great testament to the human spirit.
In 1969 William H. Armstrong, a white 9th grade history teacher at Kent School in Connecticut, published 'Sounder', a short but deeply moving children's novel about the struggles of black sharecroppers in Louisiana during the depths of the Great Depression. Instantly recognized as a classic, 'Sounder' was awarded the John Newberry Medal and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1970. The book also attracted the attention of Martin Ritt, the once-blacklisted producer-director of 'Hud', 'The Molly Maguires', 'The Great White Hope' and a host of other <more>
socially committed movies. Ritt recognized that 'Sounder' transcended its coming-of-age theme by providing a powerful depiction of the Jim Crow South at its most oppressive: a part of history that had never been adequately represented in American cinema though the story of white poverty in the Great Depression had been told in John Ford's 'The Grapes of Wrath', 1939 . Ritt bought the film rights, sold Fox producer Robert B. Radnitz on the project, and hired African-American screenwriter Lonne Elder III to work with Armstrong in adapting 'Sounder' to the screen. Shot on location in East Feliciana and St. Helena parishes just north of Baton Rouge , 'Sounder' stars Paul Winfield as Nathan Lee Morgan, Cicely Tyson as his wife, Rebecca Morgan, and Kevin Hooks as David Lee Morgan, their 13-year-old son who must assume the role of paterfamilias after his father is sentenced to a year in a work camp for stealing a ham to feed his starving family. The title of book and film derive from the name of David's beloved dog, Sounder. Beautifully photographed by John Alonzo 'Vanishing Point'; 'Harold and Maude' , 'Sounder' boasts a pitch-perfect script that avoids bathos; terrific acting; a great period blues soundtrack by Taj Mahal who also has a small role in the film ; and an uplifting message of black pride, determination, and endurance. Nominated for a Golden Globe and four Academy Awards including Best Picture , 'Sounder' garnered excellent reviews—although some critics found the film too safely "liberal" because it was a family-oriented period piece. VHS 1998 and DVD 2002 .
A touching story of courage and endurance... (by johnfos)
This movie was nominated for four Oscars and I would agree that it is a very deserving movie. It's a touching story of courage and endurance, from the award-winning novel by William Armstrong, which has been successfully translated to the big screen with excellent cinematography and acting.The story is about a poor African-American family of Louisiana share-croppers struggling to survive during the early days of the Great Depression. 'Sounder' is the name of their faithful dog, whose bark I can still hear in my head as I write! After watching the movie I put on Gregory Peck's <more>
classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' again. Both movies seemed to fit together quite well and explored similar themes of difficult race relations in the Deep South and an inadequate legal system.If you liked 'Sounder' you may also like 'Fried Green Tomatoes'.
Well-made Movie That Is Based On A Book SPOILERS (by I_Am_The_Taylrus)
SPOILERS Obviously, the book is always better, and this is no exception. The book Sounder is better than the movie Sounder, but this is a brilliantly done movie that can warm your hearts. Let me just say this, though, this is not close to the book at all, kind of like My Side Of The Mountain. I mean, the father and Sounder die in the book, but in the movie they do not. Great, I spoiled the book. Anyway, there is something else in this movie. In the book, the officer totally demolishes the cake for the boy's jailed father. In the movie he just stabs like four holes into the cake, and he <more>
did not obliterate it. Also, I am kind of glad that Sounder did not die in the end. I hate it when a dog dies in a movie or a book or anywhere.Here is the plot of this movie. This film focuses on an African-American family that live in the middle of nowhere. This takes place when the African-Americans were treated unfairly. Then, one day, the father is arrested for stealing a ham, or at least that is way he is arrested in the book, I do not know how he is arrested in the movie. Anyway, a police officer shoots their dog named Sounder. The oldest boy in the family goes on a journey to find his father after he is transferred to a different prison. On the way of his journey he meets a school-teacher he helps him read. He does not find his father. He goes back home. Sounder, who ran off when he was shot, eventually comes home. Then his father comes home, but he is injured. In the end the boy goes to a school for the first time.Overall, this is a very well-done and heartwarming movie. Why the novel and the movie is called Sounder is anybody's guess. I mean, it does not really focus on Sounder. Also, I am glad that they did not make Sounder's wound from the bullet as gruesome as it was in the novel. I mean, in the novel, he was missing an ear, an eye, and he had a huge wound in his face. In the movie it is not so bad. Actually, the wounds are not even noticeable in the movie. It is like he was not even shot. Anyway, this a nice movie to watch with your family.8/10Recommended Films: Homeward Bound.
Taj Mahal the bluesman is in it ! (by jtpatton2000)
Saw this movie in the theater as a kid in '72 and loved it then for the faithful eponymous coonhound. "Where the Red Fern Grows" is another great coonhound movie. Just yesterday, one of the television movie channels showed "Sounder" without commercial interruption. I fell in love with it all over again. It is refreshingly simple and slow-paced, just like farm life. I believe it accurately portrays the era. The acting is just great- understated, but emotional. There is no easy stereotyping- few of the "white" characters are vicious racists. The heart and soul <more>
of this movie is the intense affection and devotion of the sharecroppers for each other. The great musician, Taj Mahal, does an outstanding job with the soundtrack, and as a supporting character, "Ike". If you are a country blues fan, you should see this movie for that reason alone. If you can enjoy a movie that rolls along slowly and doesn't try to beat you over the head with its message, watch "Sounder".
Cicely Tyson is stunning in this underappreciated classic which deserves better than just being considered schoolbook material. (by Councillor3004)
"Sounder" is one of the essential American dramas set in the deep South during the Depression era of the early 1930s, and while it has been released more than 45 years ago, it's one of those rare films which absolutely feel like they haven't aged a single bit ever since their release. It has been way ahead of its time, considering that movies with pre-dominantly African-American cast members were reserved for action and blaxpoitation films back in the days, and it also broke ground for the fact that it was the first film to feature two Oscar-nominated performances from <more>
African-American actors namely Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield . Both of them absolutely deserved their nominations, though in the case of Cicely Tyson, her breathtaking, vibrant and emotionally devastating performance leaves no room for arguing that anyone else should have won the Oscar for Best Actress that year. Another standout is Kevin Hooks, who gave one of the best child performances I have seen in any film from the 1970s. "Sounder" has become famous for one incredibly emotional scene, a scene everyone knows which one is meant when seeing it, and it's a scene which absolutely turns this into something beautiful. The film relies mainly on character development and thus may be considered too slow by some audiences, which may also be the reason why it's so rarely mentioned anymore nowadays, but in my opinion, it's one of the best films dealing with racial tensions, and one of the best films from the early 1970s.