AfriGeneas at the Movies
Re: The Grapes of Wrath
In Response To: The Grapes of Wrath ()
Having ties to eastern Oklahoma and the very community that the Joad family was from, I have watched the film many times.
This was a film of class struggle, and the emerging movements with the "reds" and the emergence of union workers and their challenges and of course it addressed the rampant unemployment of the day.
The film indirectly was a commentary on many issues from the psychological effects of dislocation, removal from land, the elderly, loss of land, the changes in traditional family roles, women, and so much more.
It is a favorite of mine to watch and one that whenever I see it on TV, I stop and watch it, even though I know exactly what is going to happen next.
The screenplay is particularly good, because it kept almost verbatim to the text in the book by Steinbeck.
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