September 11th, 2008

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No Longer Silent

I've been watching all the movies that won a Best Picture Oscar, and the next on my list was Gentleman's Agreement, the 1947 winner, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire.

The film tells the story of a reporter, Phil Green (Gregory Peck), who tells people he's a Jew in order to research a series on anti-Semitism. While at times the film feels preachy or dated, nonetheless the film played an important role in changing societal attitudes.

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