Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)

Is It Always Right to Be Right? ReviewIs It Always Right to Be Right? Review

Is It Always Right to Be Right? is an Oscar winning animated short film from 1970.

It was directed by Lee Mishkin and narrated by Orson Welles. It is basically a political message film that pleas for understanding and cooperation between different types of people and races. The narration is solid and the film is powerful and beautiful in its message and timely even today.

However, I found it to be very weakly animated. It uses way too much live-action in it and the animation that was here was awfully simplistic and uninspired. The color palette is also unappealing. It is a film that speaks well, but doesn’t look good and its emphasis on politics instead of filmmaking is problematic and I myself have never liked that. That’s why it didn’t deserve its Oscar at all despite being important in message.

Is It Always Right to Be Right has a good narration and a wonderful message, but politics came before art in this one unfortunately.

My Rating – 3.5

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