THE GRAPES OF WRATH (John Ford, 1940)

Acclaimed worldwide as a masterpiece, John Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath nevertheless invites a charge of impersonality. Ford, despite winning one of his six Oscars for it, was never keen on the film. Perhaps he felt hemmed in by the John Steinbeck novel on which Nunnally Johnson based the script. Also, the book’s Leftist slant […]