Robert's Reflections: Movies for Reading Groups Part II
Robert Segedy (previous post of books into movies, in general) has another idea to a book-to-movie discussion for reading groups.
"So what books/films do I consider enticing enough to venture that a book club may be persuaded to do a compare and contrast? Here is one selection that I can easily endorse for both their literary value but also for their success in meeting some of the standards that I have explained earlier.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Winner of two Oscars, and nominated for five more; masterfully directed by John Ford, with Henry Fonda cast as Tom Joad. Ford does an amazing job of telling this tale of Great Depression hardship; the astonishing black and white cinematography vividly captures the dust blown destruction of family farms."