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The Grapes of Wrath Film Summary & Analysis

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Style and Cinematography

Grapes of Wrath is a classic film based on the novel by John Steinbeck. Unlike many films, this film follows the book closely. Although some things are changed or removed for the purposes of time and tone, the main narrative of the novel is followed. Just like the novel, this film pushes for change in the ideas of the general public and the actions of the government.

The Grapes of Wrath is filmed in black and white because of the time period in which it was made, but the use of black and white is actually more effective for this film. The dramatic effects are often achieved through the shades of black, white and gray. Darker scenes often reveal danger or mystery, while lighter scenes represent hope and joy.

The acting in the film is also exceptional. The characters come to life in...

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