With cicely tyson, paul winfield, kevin hooks, carmen mathews. Sounder film differences between the book and the film. The story of who i was and who god has always been duration. The movie poster for soundercourtesy photo there aint no dog like sounder, says the lead character of the 1969 william h. Food is scarce, and nightly hunting trips offer little relief. Cicely tyson, taj mahal, janet maclachlan, kevin hooks, paul winfield, carmen mathews.
I recommend it highly for those with a soft spot for dogs. Armstrong comes disneys allnew production of sounder, an uplifting story of one boys faith, strength, and dogged determination. Although the familys difficulties increase when the father is imprisoned for stealing a ham from work, the boy still hungers for an education. Sounder quotes showing 16 of 6 one day might be different from another, but there aint much difference when theyre put together. I learned how to express my own opinions about the novel, screenplay, and movie of sounder. Writer and teacher william armstrong wrote celebrated childrens books including the newbery medalwinning sounder, about an african american sharecropper family with a loud and loyal hound. The morgans, a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers in louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, nathan lee morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. It was still night, but the first red glow of dawn was rising in a faint crescent over the pine woods.
After the mans arrest, the boy, his mother, and sounder must face the hardships without the father. The film was adapted by lonne elder iii from the 1970 newbery medalwinning novel sounder by william h. It is one of the most compassionate and truthful of movies, and. The movie is set in rural louisiana in about 1933, and involves a black sharecropper family.
Winner of the newbery award, the book purposefully omits most proper names of people and places in order to unchain its narrative and characters from a specific time and place. Let me just say this, though, this is not close to the book at all, kind of like my side of the mountain. Young brusquely arrests nathan for stealing the ham from a neighbors smokehouse, and leads him off to jail in handcuffs. For the film based on this novel, see sounder film. Armstrong, the madefortv sounder was a remake of director martin ritts 1972 theatrical feature of the same name.
Sounder is a 1972 american deluxe color drama film in panavision directed by martin ritt, and starring cicely tyson, paul winfield, and kevin hooks. Sounder was adapted into a critically acclaimed 1972 motion picture starring cicely tyson and paul winfield. Armstrong sounder whole book test is a set of 33 true and false questions cover the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. Sounder was a great book to read because it really invested me in the story. Sounder cast and crew cast photos and info fandango. It tells the story of an africanamerican family and their coondog, sounder, living in the harsh life of the south.
Nathan and david catch up, clearly savoring a meal for the night. In an act of desperation, father steals to feed his hungry family. Its based on the newberry awardwinning novel by william h. It is the story of an africanamerican boy living with his sharecropper family. The boy, david lee, is twelve or thirteen years old, just the right age to delight in the nighttime raccoon hunts he goes on with his father and their hound, sounder. Sounder is the name of the family dog, but while the dog plays an important featured role, this is not a pet movie. Armstrongs 1969 newbery medalwinning childrens book, sounder, is only eight chapters long. The film was adapted by lonne elder iii from the 1970 newbery medal winning novel sounder by william h. Sounder later comes back without his master, and, when the boy goes looking for his father, he finds him dead. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, rebecca morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. Rent the video, and then write a paper comparing and contrasting the book and the movie. Perfect prep for sounder quizzes and tests you might have in school.
Released 1972, sounder stars cicely tyson, paul winfield, kevin hooks, carmen mathews the g movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 45 min, and received a score of. Sounder soundtrack from 1972, composed by taj mahal. Did you prefer the book to the movie, or vice versa. When sounder, barking loudly, follows the truck, the deputy shoots him. Having read the book from which this fine film is adapted, i will note that the white characters in the film are presented in a much better light than in the book. The man was the teacher in the oneroom school for black children. Marvista entertainment is an independent entertainment studio with a mission to produce, acquire, and distribute premium film and television. The test does not require story interpretation nor does it address elements of literature.
Sounder limps off into the woods, and rebecca holds tight to earl and josie mae as david follows the wounded dog, but cannot locate him. Set in the nineteenthcentury south, sounder is the story of a poor african american boys struggle to carry on when his father is jailed. The film surrounds the life a depressionera african american family of sharecroppers, who are forced to face the harsh realities of racism and injustice after the father is imprisoned for stealing food. Parents need to know that sounder is a 1972 movie about a young africanamerican teens coming of age in 1930s louisiana. After suffering months of poverty, the father paul winfield steals in. Published in 1969, sounder by william h armstrong won the newberry medal in 1970, and was made into a movie in 1972. The young boys father is a sharecropper and the family is struggling through hard times. Sounder chases the raccoon through fields, underbrush, and finally up a tree.
Despite their deaths, there is a sense of peace and resolution over the familyespecially over the boy, who has achieved the single thing he most wanted in the world, which. Overview of sounder, 2003, directed by kevin hooks, with carl lumbly, suzzanne douglas, daniel lee robertson, at turner classic movies. The book sounder is better than the movie sounder, but this is a brilliantly done movie that can warm your hearts. We finished reading sounder and i found this movie online. The tale is told by a third person omniscient narrator, with an emphasis on the boys perspective and with simple dialogue that successfully captures the. Remembering the impact of sounder the virginianpilot. The boys father steals a ham to feed his hungry family, and a few days later an angry sheriff and his deputies come to arrest the father. Sounder is a story simply told and universally moving. When father nathan paul winfield resorts to stealing food, he is captured by police and sent to prison, and his wife, rebecca cicely tyson, is left to care for their son, david kevin. A family of black sharecroppers live a subsistence lifestyle, supplementing their meager diet with what the father can. The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the depressionera south after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. Armstrong i n his authors note at the beginning of sounder, william armstrong describes sitting around his familys kitchen table when he was a child and listening to a grayhaired black man tell stories from aesop, the old testament, homer, and history.
Recordings in 1997 peg010 a28550 containing music from sounder 1972. Is the movie faithful to the story line of the original book. Armstrong profanity includes bastards, damn, and hell. Whats the difference between sounder the book and sounder the movie. Sounder just couldnt poke slow enough for your father the mother said to the boy as they stood in the doorway, straining and sifting the dark for some movement. It is a dirty, dusty mess, but sounder is nowhere under the cabin.
Sounder is a powerful 1972 film directed by martin ritt, and based on the novel by william h. As boys daniel lee robertson iii family faces the daily struggles of depressionera sharecroppers, a loyal coonhound named sounder becomes their only real friend. Emi music publishing, cmrra, and 1 music rights societies. Several editions of the book have been reprinted, and it was made into a wellreceived 1972 movie starring cicely tyson and an updated 2003 disney movie starring paul winfield.
The morgans, a family of poor black sharecroppers in the depressionplagued south, struggle to find enough to eat despite the help their hunting dog, sounder. This is a beautifully written story that tugs at the heartstrings. The white people in the book are more truculent, cruel and racist than those in the film in the book, the father is on the chain gang for multiple years, not just one year, as in the film. A young african american boy and his family are living in poverty in the south during the 19th century. The film established names for the characters, which the book did not. Set during the 1930s, sounder is the tale of a family of black sharecroppers struggling to survive the great depression.981 845 137 627 723 833 719 1311 428 808 951 1168 613 432 1212 847 13 921 1595 152 1383 1561 1423 544 955 1394 773 263 1004 597 251 1341 308 1 658 249