Oh Say, Can You See...? In the 200 years since Francis Scott Key first wrote those words on the back of a letter they have inspired millions. Told though the words of eyewitnesses and those who knew him best, this hour-long presentation tells the story not only of the song, but of the man and the beliefs that inspired it.
A most interesting story which evoked early memories in me as a child hold in the Little Americanbflag in my little hand on Flag day in June It also reminds me about all the American military personnel who died to defend our flag! May she ever wave in liberty and justice for all under God! Thank you!
Yes, the sets could have been better, but the content more than made up for it. You will either love this or hate it, depending on your view of American history. If you believe America was founded by godly men for the glory of Almighty God, then you will love it. If, however, you have swallowed revisionist history and prefer to believe the Founding Fathers were all deists, then you will loathe this documentary.
Obviously this was a low-budget production and I don't think the actors were that great, but I think the filmmakers still managed to turn out a decent documentary. I hadn't realized Key did other notable things besides write the Star Spangled Banner. I learned a lot about his life and about the War of 1812 from watching this film.
A Christian group produced this “documentary” and its script reflects that at times. I learned quite a bit about a significant turning point for the US. Most of the reenactments and readings reveal a small budget. A few actors are good but most present their characters in a sophomoric manner like what maybe experienced with a small community theater. The videography is very good. Computer effects and graphics are also minimally realized. Ponderous, it is only 55 minutes long. That all said, I have to say again I learned quite a bit but this production is certainly not up to PBS standards.
Not a movie I would watch again. It seemed quite boring at times; during the letters back and forth between Mr. Key and his friend. I didn't realize how important of a person he was, which fortunately I learned through this movie. It did entertain a fourteen year old male. We watched this movie for our US History class and it did serve its purpose.
The writing of our National Anthem is one of the great stories of our country. Too bad a 5th grade school class with their moms designing the costumes could have done a better job telling this story on film. We really need a better portrayal of this pivotal point in our nation's history done by professionals.