|Release Date : March 2, 1979|
Duration: 1h 54m
|Writer||Irving Ravetch |
Harriet Frank Jr.
|Produced by||Tamara Asseyev, Alexandra Rose|
|Stars||Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, |
Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley
|Cinematography||John A Alanzo|
|Edited by||Sidney levin|
|Music by||David Shire|
|Production Design by|
|Production companies||20th Century Fox|
Norma Rae Webster: Who’s this? Dylan Thomas?
Reuben Warshowsky: He was a poet. A genius and a drunk.
What is it about
In a small town in North Carolina, Norma Rae (Sally Field) is born in a working class family and all she knows to earn for her livelihood is by working in the local textile mill. Her free spirit gets her into quite few problems but the biggest of all comes knocking in the form of Reuben Warshowsky (Ron Liebman) who asks her help in setting up a trade union for the mill workers. She wants to redeem herself from being called a trash for working in the mill and having kids out of wedlock, and also create better conditions for her children if they decide to work for the mill at sometime in their lives.
Will she succeed in her mission?
A feel good movie with terrific performances, keeps you engaged throughout.
Management Concepts/ Lessons/ References
“If they answer not to thy call, walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall, O unlucky one,
open thy mind and speak out alone.”
― Ekla Chalo, Rabindranth Tagore
“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and opressions of the body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”
― Thomas Jefferson