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Brother Can You Spare A Dime [DVD]

4.5 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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  • Format: DVD
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CAQ560
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,639 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Format: VHS Tape
My name is Amanda and I'm in a 10th grade world history class. We are currently studying the Great Depression and WWII and we have just finished watching Brother, Can You Spare a Dime. This movie helped me to understand not only the culture and life of this era but also helped me to understand the things that led up to the Depression and Stock market crash as well as Pearl Harbor and WWII. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who wants an entertaining way to learn a bit about history.
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As of 2/12, no matter which format you seek an authorized copy of BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME in (UK-1975), it's selling for "collectable" prices, even as a used item. Unfortunate, as this is one of the most outstanding and unique documentaries ever made. Outstanding for its brilliant editing and non-stop pastiche of snapshots, movie and newsreel clips; unique for reanimating the years 1929 to '41 without a single word of obtrusive narration.

Most footage here has rarely been seen since the Thirties. Among these clips are: a phalanx of "G-men" firing hundreds of tommy gun bullets into a doomed sedan; a fat man stopping a cannonball with his gut, not once but many times; an eyewitness describing Huey Long's assassination; a serious lad of maybe 12 who names all 48 states in a single huge breath; rioting FORD plant strikers and the small civil war that ensued; a cartoon Clark Gable doing the conga; Dust Bowl devastation; jitterbug contestants going all-out; John Dillinger on the coroner's table; Jimmy Cagney (a central theme) in several of his pictures. And always, there's Frankiin Roosevelt. We watch with the passage of years his transformation from late middle-aged vigor early in 1933 ("fear itself") to a frail and world-weary elder taking America into WWII late in '41 ("day which will live in infamy").

Music excerpts are as memorable as the visuals they accompany.
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As of 2/12, no matter which format you seek an authorized copy of BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME in (UK-1975), it's selling for "collectable" prices, even as a used item. Unfortunate, as this is one of the most outstanding and unique documentaries ever made. Outstanding for its brilliant editing and non-stop pastiche of snapshots, movie and newsreel clips; unique for reanimating the years 1929 to '41 without a single word of obtrusive narration.

Most footage here has rarely been seen since the Thirties. Among these clips are: a phalanx of "G-men" firing hundreds of tommy gun bullets into a doomed sedan; a fat man stopping a cannonball with his gut, not once but many times; an eyewitness describing Huey Long's assassination; a serious lad of maybe 12 who names all 48 states in a single huge breath; rioting FORD plant strikers and the small civil war that ensued; a cartoon Clark Gable doing the conga; Dust Bowl devastation; jitterbug contestants going all-out; John Dillinger on the coroner's table; Jimmy Cagney (a central theme) in several of his pictures. And always, there's Frankiin Roosevelt. We watch with the passage of years his transformation from late middle-aged vigor early in 1933 ("fear itself") to a frail and world-weary elder taking America into WWII late in '41 ("day which will live in infamy").

Music excerpts are as memorable as the visuals they accompany.
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Format: VHS Tape
Shows the real down in the trenches struggle of America during the depression. In our times of prosperity and wealth, we sometimes forget it wasn't so long ago that money was almost impossible to come by, soup lines were many peoples only source of survival and life without all the gadgets and other pleasures we take for granted is very tough.
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I bought this because I already have the VHS tape version. This version has a few more scenes and is worth the price.
A minor complaint I have (Personal preference, really) is that when the movie "takes us back to the 1970's" this version has the soundtrack from the footage playing softly. This is kind of distracting; the tape only plays the music, which I think is better. Also, the end credits on the tape have the MUSIC credits with all the songs and artists featured in the movie and Ronnie Lane and the Hard Chance Band playing the title song.
One last thing that needs to be brought up: they feature Humphrey Bogart in "The Black Legion" and most people think this was a depiction of the KKK. In reality, the KKK was all but disbanded by the 1930's; there really was a copy-cat organization called "the black legion".
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