Sept. 23, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST
I love this film... I've been waiting for your first Zinnemann review and I'm very happy you picked "The Search." Such a classic, and Ivan Jandl steals your heart. I wrote a large piece on Zinnemann on my site, it has other lesser known pictures that I'd highly recommend. Take a look: http://tinyurl.com/4gtjs9
Sept. 23, 2008, 7:05 a.m. CST
Just thought I'd keep encouraging you through these exhausting times. Although you probably won't have the time to read the talkback for this one, just letting you know that it's very impressive how you keep delivering AMAD with the schedule you have. And how do I keep reading it being at work 10 hours a day, in front of this PC...well, that sort of answers itself, doesn't it? Just kidding - column's great as always.
Sept. 23, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
The puppet Show Kukla, Fran and Ollie back in the 1960's and/or 1970's used to host a Saturday program showing foreign films with kid actors. This sounds like one they would have shown, except for it's length and the graphic drowning. As a WWII buff, I hope to see this film someday.
Sept. 23, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST
These AMAD posts have been great. A chance to find out about some of cinema past and see what is worth checking out. Plus, keeping it going even with watching 5 to 6 movies a day at Fantastic Fest, bravo. Can't wait to see what you thought about some of the movies so far. I think there have been some really exceptional movies playing this year.
Sept. 23, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
My mother introduced me to "The Search" when I was a little girl and I still love it. Someone who wasn't mentioned by Quint was Aline McMahon, one of those marvelous character actresses of the 30s and 40s, who plays the woman in charge of relocating the children. She, too, is great.
Sept. 23, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
when the writer was half asleep anyway and still meeting his deadline.<p>Still... "Teaching little girls to sow?" Teaching little girls to be little female pigs? Really?<p>Or do you mean sow like with a noodle and thrud?
Sept. 23, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST
after mixing pop rocks with coke.
Sept. 24, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
Ivan Jandl (January 24, 1937 – November 21, 1987) was an Academy Award-winning Czech child actor. <p> Jandl appeared in the 1948 film The Search as a nine year old Czech boy who had survived Auschwitz and was searching for his mother in post-war Germany. Filmed on location, the performance of Jandl as a boy rendered mute by his experiences struck a chord with cinema goers and critics alike. He was awarded an Academy Juvenile Award for his work, but was not permitted to travel to the USA to accept it. He appeared in some Czech films in 1949 and 1950 and then left acting to continue his studies. He tried unsuccessfully to continue his acting career in his late teens, and eventually found work in radio. <p> He died from complications of diabetes.