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Top Customer Reviews
The production quality is superb and the scenery is quite breathtaking. The film also contains an original soundtrack, produced in part by individuals from Spokane.
This is a film which all ages can enjoy. The basketball game's final scene is a moving display of sacrifice you won't soon forget.
The simple fact is "The Basket" won every top family entertainment awards and also beat-out the best Hollywood could offer. It is Dove Foundation Approved for Family Viewing. "The Basket" tells a great story set in the Pacific Northwest in 1918 during WWI. It combines an Original German Opera with the invention of a new game called 'Basket Ball.' Its a drama about team-work and a community coming together during tough times. Opera fans, sports fans, Peter Coyote fans, Karen Allen fans, 'Why-Can't-Hollywood-Make-Good-Movies-Anymore' fans have alot to love about this movie. Thanks, "BetterNot"
The film places itself somewhere in the late summer through early fall of 1918 (before the Influenza outbreaks in October 1918 [for the Pacific Northwest region]) and before the Armistice in November 1918. The central characters are two orphan refugees from Germany who are sent to live with the local preacher/doctor. The townspeople of course didn't wholly welcome their new-orphaned neighbors. The movie plays itself out between the one-room schoolhouse and the farm families and their struggles to cope with social, cultural, and economic strains resulting from the times and the war.
The "war to end all wars" was a blessing and a curse to American farmers. This film represents both ends of the spectrum. Sadly, WWI proved more of a curse than a blessing. Farmers, if they planned and timed themselves well, without throwing themselves into debt, could make a substantial amount of money on wheat and other agricultural related products. For most farmers, however, the war brought about extreme labor shortages, increased inflation, increased debt and greater reliance on mortgages. Socially and culturally the war brought about unchecked patriotism that resulted in hostilities towards German Americans and German war refugees, increased censorship and generally, an increased role of the Federal Government. The war took its greatest toll on farm families (and communities) who sent they young "doughboys" to war.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THIS IS A VERY GOOD MOVIE AND I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. I RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE FOR OTHERS TO SEE.Published 5 months ago by Hogan_62
I love this DVD . it is a great story set in rural Washington during WW1.Published 6 months ago by Janet Luce
This is a movie produced in the area in which we live so it holds a special significance to me and those that live here. The Latah, WA. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steve
Great family movie that really teaches a valuable principle for how to live life as a Christian - love your neighbor as yourself.Published 18 months ago by Wayne
It was a great little movie for our Movie Group. Everyone enjoyed it and there was lots of conversation. It was a movie that could be enjoyed by all.Published 19 months ago by Vesta Snell