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By A Customer
This review is from: The Grapes of Wrath [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
A beautiful and intens film, depicting the desperate trip of the Joab family, who -like many of their fellow men- loaded all their belongings on a truck and left their farm in Oklahoma to find work in California, only to find tragedy and betrayal on their way. The characters are beautifully portrayed, not only the lead characters but also the people the Joads meet on the road and the movie appears to give a good image of the US at that time. I think the book of John Steinbeck is certainly one of the best ever written and should be read seperately from the film. But the film certainly was not a dissapointment compared with the book, although one should keep in mind that often a film made after a book is not identical to that book.