13160_13278_exxon1.mov

13160_13278_exxon1

A large white steam boat glides through a calm Mississippi river. The narrator discusses how the river transformed Samuel Langhorn Clemins into who he would be commonly known as, Mark Twain. The narrator goes on to discuss how Twain captured the essence of childhood, challenged common prejudice ideals and deflated pretensions with humor. In between each listed achievement are reenactments of Twain’s novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin. Twain dressed all in white, walks off the steam boat and smokes a cigar. The narrator goes on to say that Twain’s legacy like the river continues to flow in the hearts and minds of this land.

1970s
Subjects: 
Color
Not Explicit