Gary Sinese captures Harry S. Truman in this biopic of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's successor with a great
talent for mimicry. You can compare Sinese's gait and
overall appearance to some of the newsreel footage of
Truman that's incorporated into the film.
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The great fascination with the Truman story is how
in hell's name did the man become President? Tracing
the path to the White House is an interesting, if
mostly mundane, story, of a man trying to find a
place for himself. Truman is depicted as a guy who
wants to do good, but also as a man compromised by
his own shortcomings. From the Missouri beginnings
of his political career under the blatantly corrupt
Boss Pendergast, to his stomping the campaign trail
for election as President, the Truman road is paved
with questionable material.
Along with Sinese, Diana
Scarwid does an outstanding job, in gobs of make-up,
as Bess Truman, the President's loyal wife, who
tells it like it is in monosyllables. Harris Yulin
seems out of uniform as General George C. Marshall,
while Colm Feore is comfortable int he role of
Truman's press advisor.
The DVD transfer is delivered in consistently soft
focus. Is it possible that the original elements
looked like this? Not a chance. Let's lay the blame
on the transfer. The picture often feels like it is
blooming slightly, thereby causing an overall lost
of definition. Colors are okay, contrast is
unremarkable, and the brightness level is more than
adequate for display on any variety of monitors. The
Dolby Digital 2-channel surround is clean with few
effects making it to the surrounds.
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