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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film historians Joseph McBride and Susan Shillinglaw Rating:7.0/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by tcconde on February 26th, 2005:Find all reviews by tcconde
You know, I can't decide if I like this commentary or not. The two commentators get into disagreements about the hidden meanings, what Steinbeck really meant, his political leanings and how they infulenced the film, etc. Hey, break it up. Let's talk about a great film, how they did it, where they were, etc. Really Joe McBride is the star here because he talks about the movie, the stars, the director (he's actually an expert in John Ford), while Susan Shillinglaw is a Steinbeck expert who spent much of the time talking about the book rather than the movie. She even recites dialogue out of the book. If this was a book commentary, far out. But hey, Susie, lets stick to the film.