Notes on Movies for Which a Learning Guide has Not
Been Written -- Titles Starting with the Letter "Y"


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Yankee Doodle Dandy    (1942) No MPAA Rating; Director: Michael Curtiz.    This film is ranked #100 on the American Film Institute's List of the 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time (2006). It is ranked #18 on the American Film Institute's List of the 25 Greatest Movie Musicals (2006). This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film.

The Yearling    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Year of the Dog    (2007) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive references; Director: Mike White.     This is an entertaining and thought provoking comedy about an unmarried woman who pours all of her affection into a dog. Then the dog dies and she then goes off the deep end for a while. The acting and production values are excellent. We had a split decision about this movie. Ms. Elliott loved it and Mr. Frieden found it somewhat painful because it portrays vegans and ethical vegetarians as being slightly crazy. This is incorrect. People who won't eat animals or animal products are responding to the highest ethical values of our civilization, following the teachings of moral giants like Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, Albert Schweitzer and Isaac Bashevis Singer. [LI] (JAF & DEF, 2007)

Yentl    (1983) MPAA Rating: PG; Director: Barbara Streisand.    This is too much of a Streisand vehicle. It is much too sappy. "Fiddler on the Roof" deals with similar subjects and is far better. [NA] (JAF)

Young Dillinger    (1965) No MPAA Rating; Director: Terry O. Morse.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

Young Frankenstein    (1974) MPAA Rating: PG; Director: Mel Brooks.    This film is ranked #13 on the American Film Institute's List of the 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time (2006). This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film.

Young Guns    (1988) MPAA Rating: R; Director: Christopher Cain.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

Young Guns II    (1990) MPAA Rating: PG-13; Director: Geoff Murphy.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

Young Indiana Jones    (1992) No MPAA Rating; Director: Jim O'Brien.    "It is historical fiction, most very interesting and informative, a couple kind of silly or a bit inappropriate things (vampires, May/December suggest romance). George Lucas shot them on location and used his special effects with realistic and visually rich results." Janet Stancliff, Lomita, CA.

Young Mr. Lincoln    (1939) No MPAA Rating; Director: John Ford.     This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film. Historians contend that this film is not historically accura. See History Goes to the Movies, Reel Justice and Past Imperfect. However, note the following:
    . . . Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, starring Henry Fonda and released in 1939, was one of the director's greatest films, every frame a thing of singular beauty. "It immediately enthralled me with the perfection of its harmony," Sergei Eisenstein wrote in 1945, and the rare skill with which it employed all the expressive means at its disposal."Lincoln in Hollywood, from Griffith to Spielberg by Sean Wilentz in The New Republic, 12/21/12

[NR] (JAF)

The Young Philadelphians    (1959) No MPAA Rating; Director: Vincent Sherman.    See the section on this movie in Reel Justice.

Young Winston    (1972) MPAA Rating: PG; Director: Richard Attenborough.   Some historians contend that this film is not historically accurate, see Past Imperfect. [NR]



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