Mervyn LeRoy’s film Blossoms in the Dust is loosely based on the life of Edna Gladney, an influential Texas mover and shaker who is credited for finding homes for orphans, and for having the term illegitimate permanently removed from vital records in the state. Blossoms in the Dust is an ideal movie to share with the family; it simultaneously warms and wrenches the heart; it entertains, inspires and, educates the audience about a woman who made the world a better place lest she be forgotten with the passage of time. Continue reading Blossoms in the Dust: Thinking About Adoption
Category Archives: PERSUASION
Defined as a “process aimed at changing a person’s (or group’s) attitude or behavior toward some event, idea, object, or other person(s), by using written or spoken words . . . Under our PERSUASION theme, we explore aspects of persuasion in film.