SCIENTIFICTION: An older term for --see above.
In fourteenth-century Britain, sumptuary laws also indicated sexual status. For instance, only virgins were allowed to wear white in public--a fact that gets Margery Kempe of The Book of Margery Kempe into trouble when, after giving birth to fourteen children, she undergoes a spiritual revelation and begins wearing white as she travels to York preaching.
SUB SPECIE AETERNITATIS: See discussion under .
Long before the Hollywood blacklist started in the late 1940's, John Ford was making films where innocent characters were falsely presumed to be guilty by everyone around them.
Baseball runs through John Ford films, and one can speculate that Ford worked in TV, in part because it gave him a chance to make some baseball-centered films.
So did another prolific Hollywood director, .
The mother who keeps the boy cadet from serving, is the exact opposite of the mother in : she is trying to keep her boy alive, while the evil mother in wants to send her son off into battle.
Considered as a movie, is not very good:
Although Wayne's officer couches his objections entirely in terns of "Army doctors shouldn't treat civilians", one senses that his character is prejudiced against black people.
It has some interesting material.
The films differ, in that while looks at power figures such as the Mayor, the Cardinal and their nasty right wing rich opponents, looks at a more ordinary working class family.
It also has traces of visual approaches used in his later films.
It also shows that he likes to spend time with his father: he is definitely not the sort of bad kids seen in , who try to spend as little time with their folks as possible.
The villains are ranchers trying to drive farmers off their land.
The phony image making, for a television spot, also embodies Ford's theme about the Lots of Ford characters have a fondness for uniforms - and the director liked to be part of a uniformed yachting crew in real life.
They post a sign saying a water source is private property.
Also: dogs are standard substitutes for children in advertising, and we get a phony affection for a dog, followed later by a look at the mother's real feelings about this dog.
Water sources and thirst play a big role in and .
While Wayne doesn't talk about such changes-to-routine-work in his dialogue - he only wants to be a success - such an opportunity for adventure is seen by Ford and the film as a positive outcome.