Ross Mc. Elwee | Bright Leaves.
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A reflective, wise, often hilarious movie.Bright Leaves leaves you feeling invigorated by the boundless curiosity, humor and high spirits of its creator. · Bright Leaves leaves you feeling invigorated by the boundless curiosity, humor and high spirits of its creator. — Stephen Holden, The New York Times. Overview.
In Bright Leaves, McElwee uses a camera lens to examine his life, his history. (Bright Leaf, 1950) may have been a fictionalized biography of great-granddad.
Bright Leaves is a 2003 United States/United Kingdom documentary film by independent filmmaker Ross McElwee about the association his family had with the tobacco. McElwee begins and ends his story in a dream. His opening shot fills the screen with a hallucinatory close-up of the "immense, prehistoric-looking plants" that haunt. Amazon.com: Bright Leaves: Allan Gurganus, Paula Larke, Patricia Neal, Vlada Petric, Charleen Swansea, Ross McElwee: Movies & TV.
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