One of the top 10 movies ever made. Another magnificent piece of art by John Ford. The South never looked as poetic, realistic, as here. You will cry as much as you laugh out loud. The respect for the old folk, the love for the soil, the humbleness of common people, the care and devotion to the land, to the people who toil the land, is depicted with artistic perfection.
I couldn't even blink watching the masterful art of John Ford. I even thought how banal, ridiculous are other so-called great classics compared to this one film. Welles, Hitchcock, Cukor, Wyler... everyone shrinks to the atom level when you compare their films to this gorgeous and heartwrenching film.
And then the script so wonderful, is like listening to poetry; and the faces (oh, Lord, the faces!). How he achieved those expressions in the camera is only miraculous. And, of course, the choir songs, the gospel chants... It's the final touch, Mr. Ford's signature. I hadn't seen this movie in years. Now I think it may be the best film ever.