Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Film Summary & Analysis

Stanley Kramer
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Stanley Kramer took a chance by directing this film, since race relations were a major source of controversy at the time. However, the film is made with style. Rather than trying to shock and disturb audiences, the couples' romantic scenes are kept to a minimum. Audiences might have thought the film was in bad taste had there been more romantic scenes between the couple.

Kramer makes a film that is both challenging and entertaining. By keeping a lighthearted note throughout the film, Kramer helps make the topic more accessible to audiences. Had the film been more serious, audiences would have found it to be boring or insulting. The film does, however, bring a preachy tone to the subject matter, especially in the final scene when Matt makes his speech.

The cinematography in the film is average. Although the content of the film is very...

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