Conrack Screen 1 article



Conrack Poster
  • Conrack is quietly informed by a variety of small gestures of common dramatic sense that gradually accumulate to a surprisingly poignant whole—a dramatic approach that was a specialty of the film's underrated director, Martin Ritt, who displayed a rare and remarkable understanding of the ghosts and the poetry of the American South. Ritt frames the film's images with an engaging openness that achieves a subtly ironic effect that recalls his prior film, Sounder: