Political movies everyone should see — in glorious black and white
This month marks the 73rd anniversary of the release of cinema classic "Citizen Kane," an innovative and influential drama written and directed by Orson Welles that has topped critics' top ten lists for decades.
Not only was "Kane" a notated masterpiece for its technical innovation (it is, in fact, the first film to show ceilings within a framed shot) but its story also caused some controversy, which ultimately lead to the film being blacklisted by many theaters. The film was forced into obscurity until a critical reassessment in the 1960s lead to a revival of appreciation for the film.
The main thrust of the film's controversial story revolves around the life of a newspaper tycoon who eventually turned to politics to feed his lust for power. The story of Charles Foster Kane, however, closely reflected the life of William Randolph Hearst, who fought hard against the movie's release.
But "Kane" isn't the only film notable for its political messaging and controversy; in fact, the black and white era was full of them.
So here are 10 political films that everyone should see — in glorious black and white.
- President Monson rededicates Ogden Utah Temple
- Bingham High students walk out over dress code
- Leo Tolstoy's view of Mormons as teaching...
- Sorensen: Rare for both BYU and Utah to be...
- 'The Locator' Troy Dunn keeps working to...
- The photos from the seats and the sideline...
- Little Emmanuel's journey home a tale of...
- BYU supports Virginia kicker whose dad...
- My view: Utah, where do you stand on... 96
- W. Bradford Wilcox: The new progressive... 45
- Letter: Bush dilemma 2.0 42
- In our opinion: Don't 'Army-ize' local... 28
- George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to... 27
- Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test? 27
- In our opinion: How committed are... 26
- Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Are... 21