3 Reasons Why Inherit The Wind Continues to Resonate
There are certain films that resonate with the period of a certain time in its criticism of society of that time. The satire is rich and informative. For Inherit The Wind, while it was about the Scopes Trial in the ’20s, it continued to battle ignorance and prejudice. Here’s three reasons why Inherit the Wind continues to resonate.
3. The writing
Not only is the writing superb as it is very nearly adapted from the play, but the writing is incredibly purposeful. Even style is important, as the journalist Hornbeck speaks in verse.
2. The acting
Nothing is more satisfying than watching Spencer Tracy launch into epic monologues about the integrity and importance of science on screen.
3. The historical detail
With some obvious changes between real life and film (as film can never fully represent real life), the film very closely stays true to the actual Scopes Trial, impressive in its own right, showing the boldness of the filmmakers.