Monday, August 4, 2008

The Grapes of Wrath

I've rented The Grapes of Wrath, the movie, from the library.
I had never read nor seen it before (even though I studied literature for 4 years).

It is a really great movie. Very emotional, every shot is like a painting: beautiful!

The Grapes of Wrath follows Tom Joad and his family. After being forced from their farm in the Depression-era Oklahoma Dust Bowl, they set out for California along with thousands of others in search of jobs, land, and hope for a brighter future. Considered John Steinbeck's masterpiece, this novel is a story of human unity and love as well as the need for cooperative rather than individualistic ideals during hard times.