Mark Twain (2001)

mark-twain-1“I was made merely in the image of God, but not resembling Him enough to be mistaken for Him by anyone except a very near-sighted person. I believe our Heavenly Father created man because he was disappointed in the monkey. ” – Mark Twain

Number of Times Seen – 1 (30 May 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary on the life of America’s most famous writer, Mark Twain.

My Take on it – As a kid, I read many of Mark Twain’s works and enjoyed most of them.

This documentary gives a very thorough and in depth look into his life story.

We learn so much about his life and what made him who he eventually became.

He was one of the first real humorists and looked at much of what went on in America from a humoristic perspective.

This made him quite popular because of the fact that he was never afraid to speak his mind on what was going on.

His life was filled with many tragedies and that possibly contributed to his humoristic outlook on life because of his lack of faith that things could get better than they already were.

I feel that after seeing this, I am much more acquainted with what he experienced and endured through his lifetime.

We get to learn so much of what made him so popular around America and eventually around the entire world.

He is one of the most quotable writers of his time and most of his comments were spot on and are still true today more than a Century after he passed on.

I now understand why many of his works were written at certain important milestones during his lifetime which affected his demeanor and philosophies throughout.

Bottom Line – Such an in depth look at the life and works of this famed American writer.  WE learn so much about his life, his humoristic outlook on the world and of course the tragedies that befell him during his lifetime. Very thorough look at what made him so popular around the country and eventually around the world. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This is a documentary film on the life of Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Clemens, produced by Ken Burns in 2001 which aired on Public Broadcasting System on January 14 and 15, 2002. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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