of the Earth +
The Hollywood Ten
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of 100 films chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved
for posterity, Salt of the Earth is based on a 1950 strike
by zinc miners in Silver City, New Mexico. Now it is available
the first time, the DVD tells the true story of this troubled
production, while also allowing the user to meet the filmmakers,
understand the historical background and view the film, all on
the same platform. The DVD features a digitally enhanced transfer.
(The print hasn't looked this good since the film was released.)
features of the DVD include:
a documentary about The Hollywood Ten
- a chronicle of the troubled production and distribution of the only blacklisted feature film
- hundreds of production stills
- bios and filmographies of the filmmakers
- the theatrical trailer
- shooting and editing notes
- a history (with hundreds of photos) of the strike that is the subject of the film
- a history of the Hollywood blacklist
- the Congressional testimony of the blacklisted
- and more!