Sunday, January 1, 2012

Matewan

Watching this movie right now - starring a young Chris Cooper and a younger James Earl Jones.  About the coal industry in West Virginia in the 1920's.  Very violent stuff, very scary.  

Here's the IMDB profile on the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093509/.

  

Here's a clip from youTube.  

It's surprisingly pro-union.  It makes me wonder: would a movie like this be made today?  Would John Sayles be able to get a big corporate movie studio to put this out?  


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