Re: [alabamahistory] Digest Number 289
- Regarding "Settin' the Woods on Fire," the "American Experience" program
on George Wallace, I found the use of film to be excellent --
particularly the way a segment typically ended with footage of Wallace
walking in slow motion, and then turning to face the camera. Eery. The
silent film of him smoking a cigar in old age was also powerful.
I missed the first 20 minutes of the second part, so maybe this is off
base, but I was surprised that the program did not treat his
gubernatorial administration more substantially. Particularly
considering the use of Hank Williams' music, I expected the program to
deal with class as well as race issues...
FYI, Pete Daniel's book, Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s, is
now in paperback.
Elizabeth F. Shores