You might remember a bit ago that I went to see Downton Abbey. While there, I saw a preview for this movie, Harriet. It was billed as a movie that told the life of Harriet Tubman, best known as a conductor on the underground railroad right around the Civil War time in the US.
If you’re a long time blog reader here you know I like all things historical so there was no doubt that I would go to the movie…even by myself which I did.
This time going to the movie myself was no big deal. I went to a matinee and as one blog reader said, going to a matinee doesn’t seem like date night so it doesn’t seem like a big deal to go on your own. I agree! I wasn’t the only one by myself and that made it all a little easier.
As for the movie…pretty good. Here is the trailer….
Although I liked the movie, I so wish I could have pushed a button and had been able to add closed captioning to the movie. There were many times when I struggled to understand what the actors were saying. Often times, it was Harriet herself that I couldn’t understand.
Being a person who sews…and a person who has dealt with worn out clothes (Kramer, my husband, wore clothes until there was nothing left of them), I am not convinced their “fake” looking worn clothes were very accurate. It was easy to see that they didn’t wash the clothes or leave them in the sun to fade as I would have done if I was doing costuming to make the slave clothes look worn. All that is technical though…check it out when you see the movie and see if you agree.
As for the movie of itself. I did like it…and what a formidable woman Harriet Tubman was. I would recommend that if you’re a history buff, or if you are like me and like this style of move to check it out.
After I got home I couldn’t help but wonder how much of the movie is true and how much was added to make it interesting in movie goers eyes. I found this article to be very interesting.
By the way…I saw a new version of Little Women in movie form is coming out over Christmas. I’m for sure going to that!! Before Kramer passed away he told me to get and do some of the things that I sat around waiting for him to come home so we could do. Going to the movies makes me feel like I’m keeping up his request. It’s just something little but something I can afford and something I really like to do.