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By David McCullough

During this masterful booklet, David McCullough tells the intensely human tale of these who marched with basic George Washington within the yr of the announcement of Independence—when the full American reason was once using on their luck, with out which all desire for independence might were dashed and the noble beliefs of the announcement might have amounted to little greater than phrases on paper.
     in response to wide learn in either American and British records, 1776 is a robust drama written with notable narrative power. it's the tale of usa citizens within the ranks, males of each form, measurement, and colour, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys grew to become infantrymen. And it's the tale of the King's males, the British commander, William Howe, and his hugely disciplined redcoats who regarded on their insurgent foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.
     on the heart of the drama, with Washington, are younger American patriots, who, firstly, knew not more of struggle than what that they had learn in books—Nathanael Greene, a Quaker who was once made a basic at thirty-three, and Henry Knox, a twenty-five-year-old bookseller who had the preposterous inspiration of hauling the weapons of citadel Ticonderoga overland to Boston within the lifeless of wintry weather.
     however it is the yank commander-in-chief who stands foremost—Washington, who had by no means sooner than led a military in conflict. Written as a spouse paintings to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough's 1776 is one other landmark within the literature of yank background.

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And so, a year from today, after the movie has been widely seen, what do I hope the reaction will be when I say, “I made a film about public education”? Will I still get a polite stare, or an empty compliment like, “That’s so noble”? Maybe. But I hope viewers of Waiting for “Superman” will have a very different feeling when they drive past their neighborhood school—a feeling that something very profound has changed—something that can’t be counted or measured: the emergence of the belief that it’s possible.

So when the opportunity arose to work on An Inconvenient Truth with former vice president Al Gore, I was ready for an artistic breakthrough which ultimately came from an unlikely place—two different discoveries I made. The first actually goes back to a key lesson my father taught me. He always said that people are interested in people, and when they go to a movie, no matter how interesting and how important the topic of your movie is, they stay and watch because they’re invested in the stories of people you’ve captured on film.

In other cases, we do the opposite—we start with the big picture and then cut to the personal story. For example, we have a scene in which we discuss how teacher tenure is making it harder for schools to improve the quality of their faculty and how teachers’ unions are standing in the way of reform. And then we cut to Daisy, talking in her bright-eyed, idealistic way about her aspiration to someday be a doctor, and you suddenly understand not only how dysfunctional the system is but also how it affects these real-life kids you’ve come to care so much about.

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