Set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl, a family of farmers from Oklahoma head west in search of work, only to discover thousands like them are also on the move. Following a violent altercation with some locals, they head back on the road with their dream of a promised land in tatters. And life is set to get much worse for the Joads....
John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about economic migration and the endurance of the human spirit is dramatized by Donna Franceschild and directed by Kirsty Williams.
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I liked the dramatized version but would not read another book by John Steinbeck. It was really boring to read so that's why I got an audio book.
The topic just wasn't for me. The accents distracted from the story line, though they were realistic.
The dancing scenes.
Perhaps, just because it gives a good feel for the time. Probably not in theaters but at home.
The unfortunate thing about the dramatized version is that it cuts out a lot of the book but it makes it more enjoyable to have the drama.
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