STEINBECK, THE GRAPES OF WRATH AND THE DEPRESSION
A Video Commentary
Does The Grapes of Wrath tell the truth about the Depression? Is it propaganda? Allegory? How does John Ford’s film compare with the novel? Using film clips and passages from the book, Steinbeck scholar Conrad Geller answers these questions and describes how the book illustrates the nature of human experience during the Depression. He also discusses the characters, simplified plot, and powerful visual images of the film.
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