86/100 (Çok kez yazıp yazıp sildim. En iyi anlatılacak sözü film ve hatta belki de okumadığım kitap veriyor. İşte film böyle net olmalı. Yıl 1940 ve biz 2018'deyiz. Bu netliğin çeyreğine sahip filmler çekilmiyor. John Ford açık açık sistemden nefret ettiğini açıklamak için bu eserini kullanıyor. İşte sinema budur bir derdi vardır. Ama asıl teşekkürler tabiki Steinbeck'e...)
The film certainly dodged ideological bullets as it was made during peak McCathism. Despite its watered down politics, its political intention is a necessity. The “I’ll be there” speech gave me chills and, for me at least, made the film. I would say its weakest point is its technical and aesthetic qualities which were fairly standard- nothing was leaping from the screen.
When I think of 40s Hollywood I think of glamor, musicals and film-noirs. Grapes of Wrath is a much needed exception of what was being made at the time. And the only great film (that i’m aware of) about the great depression. It would’ve never even been made had it not previously been a best-selling book.
Une famille de fermiers de l'Oklahoma est "chassée" de sa région par le chômage et la mécanisation, lors de la terrible Dépression. Elle tente de faire fortune en Californie, le pays mythique par excellence, mais en fait l'Eldorado du pauvre ..... Sublime ! www.cinefiches.com
Really a fine film, and probably the best this novel could have been adapted at the time given the censorship standards and limitations of the time. Fonda is great, Toland's camerawork adds to his legend, and Ford cements his own reputation with yet another incredibly solid film. I am deducting half a star for the hokey ending speech, otherwise probably one of the 3 best films of 1940. 4.5 stars
having just read the book, i got a hard time watching it with the right eyes for a cinematic work. the book is so powerfull that everything else about it would lack it. and so it is a john ford movie, tied narrative, great cinematography, and so it works perfectly as a john ford movie. one can only regret that it leaves us without that book's ending. oh, that ending...
It looks great, and I give it one more star for that reason, but Henry Fonda's stale, and this in no way does justice to its source material. Even for a 1940s Hollywood movie, this thing is SAFE. John Ford said, "Hey guys, this is a great book, except for all the memorable, gritty parts; can we make it as generic and forgettable as possible, please?" I mean, where's the grit?! And Rosasharn's just not there.