Novels Into Film: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

2019-11-15T17:37:51+00:00November 15th, 2019|CINEMA|

In his compact little study of Cali­fornia writers, The Boys in the Back Room, Edmund Wilson comments on the problems inherent in the close affiliation between Hollywood and commercial fiction: Since the people who control the movies will not go a step of the way to give the script writer [...]

THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) – Review by Dilys Powell

2017-03-06T15:09:58+00:00March 6th, 2017|CINEMA|

by Dilys Powell The Grapes of Wrath is not just a film, not just a tragedy, not just a social indictment even; it is an experience; it is history unfolding like a terrible fungus; it is America. Not the cinema America; no lovely silk legs, no Civil War; not the [...]

THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940): THEMATIC EMPHASIS THROUGH VISUAL STYLE

2020-05-04T01:16:13+01:00March 6th, 2017|CINEMA|

by Vivian C. Sobchack Since its release in 1940, the film version of The Grapes of  Wrath has attracted enormous and enduring critical and popular attention.1 Yet, in some ways it has also remained a neglected film, a film obscured by the shadow of its illustrious parentage (John Ford out [...]