The Ghost Of Tom Joad 1995


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                                        Sprin...
The Ghost Of Tom Joad 1995


                                          Bruce
                                        Sprin...
For Next Time 1/15 :

    ----View American Beauty
    ---Ch. 2 CDRom Quiz (email
    results to me) or p. 36 “What is the...
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) is an American drama
   film directed by John Ford. It was based on the Pulitzer
   Prize winnin...
Prelude provided historical backdrop for
                                            the story




Saturday, February 6, 2...
Prelude provided historical backdrop for
                                            the story




Saturday, February 6, 2...
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming
   of the Lord:
   He is trampling out the vintage where the
   grapes of wrat...
Major Players:
    John Steinbeck (February 27,
    1902 – December 20, 1968) was
    one of the best-known and most
    w...
Major Players:
   John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31,
   1973)[1] was an American film director of
   Irish heritage f...
Major Players:

       Nunnally Hunter Johnson
       (December 5, 1897 - March
       25, 1977) was an American
       fil...
Major Players:




   Darryl Francis Zanuck (September
   5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a
   producer, writer, actor and ...
Major Players:

                                      Gregg Toland
                                     (May 29, 1904 - Se...
Major Players:

                 Henry Fonda (May 16,
                 1905 – August 12, 1982)
                 was a high...
Major Players:

                 Henry Fonda (May 16,
                 1905 – August 12, 1982)
                 was a high...
Major Characters:

    Tom Joad

    ---Film’s main character....

    ---totally flawed.

    --shows the most developmen...
John Carradine

    Jim Casy

    ----A former preacher .

    ----Wanders about trying to come
    to terms with his own ...
Ma Joad
        ---The emotional and physical backbone
        of the family.
        --- Primary obligation: is to take c...
Some things to look for in the film


           Evolution of “I”




Saturday, February 6, 2010
Purity of language
                              Characters introduced through
                                  stories.....
Purity of language
                              Characters introduced through
                                  stories.....
Cinematography         ---Gregg Toland

                                                Effective use of
                 ...
Cinematography         ---Gregg Toland

                                                Effective use of
                 ...
Flashback used to tell history-- Muley




         Also, significants of the land.....              Darwinian aspects
Satu...
Flashback used to tell history-- Muley




         Also, significants of the land.....              Darwinian aspects
Satu...
Machines represent power.




                             Caterpillars, Bulldozers, late model cars
Saturday, February 6,...
Machines represent power.




                             Caterpillars, Bulldozers, late model cars
Saturday, February 6,...
Character elements framed in a
                             heightened backdrop of nature.




                           ...
Character elements framed in a
                             heightened backdrop of nature.




                           ...
Character elements framed in a
                             heightened backdrop of nature.




                           ...
Grandpa’s 1st appearance: significants: hand bills, grapes




                                                        Char...
Grandpa’s 1st appearance: significants: hand bills, grapes




                                                        Char...
As a group, consider your assigned scene.
            Discuss the sceneʼs focus, characters and
            themes, When i...
Non-verbal story telling




                                                        Jane Darwell
Saturday, February 6, 20...
Non-verbal story telling




                                                        Jane Darwell
Saturday, February 6, 20...
How others perceived the
                               displaced migrants




Saturday, February 6, 2010
How others perceived the
                               displaced migrants




Saturday, February 6, 2010
Joad’s perspective in entering Hooverville



                                                    Recalling the hope of
  ...
Joad’s perspective in entering Hooverville



                                                    Recalling the hope of
  ...
The philosophical
           argument.....




                             Casey’s Sacrifice
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The philosophical
           argument.....




                             Casey’s Sacrifice
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Strong relationship of mother and son.
        Indefatigable strength of Ma’, while men have become weakened.




        ...
Strong relationship of mother and son.
        Indefatigable strength of Ma’, while men have become weakened.




        ...
Economic & effective use of closeups
                               Not a lot of camera movement
                         ...
Economic & effective use of closeups
                               Not a lot of camera movement
                         ...
As a group, consider your assigned scene.
            Discuss the sceneʼs focus, characters and
            themes, When i...
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  1. 1. The Ghost Of Tom Joad 1995 Bruce Springsteen Parallels of the song and film Saturday, February 6, 2010
  2. 2. The Ghost Of Tom Joad 1995 Bruce Springsteen Parallels of the song and film Saturday, February 6, 2010
  3. 3. For Next Time 1/15 : ----View American Beauty ---Ch. 2 CDRom Quiz (email results to me) or p. 36 “What is the primary focus of The Grapes of Wrath?” Based on your choice address # 1,2,3,4 or 5. Email me your answer (ascurato@gmail.com ----Read Chapter 3 of Text Saturday, February 6, 2010
  4. 4. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) is an American drama film directed by John Ford. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning 1939 novel, of the same name, written by John Steinbeck. The screenplay was written by Nunnally Johnson and the executive producer was Darryl F. Zanuck. The film is about the Joad family, an Oklahoma family who after losing their farm during the Great Depression in the 1930s become migrant workers and end up in California. The motion picture details their journey across the United States as they travel to California in search for work and opportunities for the family members. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  5. 5. Prelude provided historical backdrop for the story Saturday, February 6, 2010
  6. 6. Prelude provided historical backdrop for the story Saturday, February 6, 2010
  7. 7. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  8. 8. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on. ......the Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Julia Ward Howe: Steinbeck had unusual difficulty devising a title for his novel. "The Grapes of Wrath", suggested by his wife, Carol Steinbeck, was deemed more suitable than anything the author could come up with. The title is a reference to the biblical passage Revelation 14:19-20, an apocalyptic appeal to divine justice and deliverance from oppression in the final judgment. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  9. 9. Major Players: John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. He wrote both the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories. In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  10. 10. Major Players: John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973)[1] was an American film director of Irish heritage famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach and The Searchers and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Best Director Academy Awards (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record still unmatched, although only one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, won Best Picture. His style of film-making has been Best Director Oscars tremendously influential, leading colleagues The Informer (1935) such as Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles The Grapes of Wrath to name him as one of the greatest directors (1940) of all time. In particular, Ford is a pioneer of How Green Was My location shooting and the extreme long shot Valley (1941) which frames his characters against a vast, harsh and rugged natural terrain. The Quiet Man (1952) Saturday, February 6, 2010
  11. 11. Major Players: Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 - March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed films. Johnson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath and the Directors Guild of America Best Directors Award in 1956 for The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  12. 12. Major Players: Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902–December 22, 1979) was a producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors. Produced The Grapes of Wrath for his studio, Twentieth Century Fox Saturday, February 6, 2010
  13. 13. Major Players: Gregg Toland (May 29, 1904 - September 26, 1948) ..........a highly influential American cinematographer noted for his innovative use of lighting and techniques such as deep focus. Effective use of shadows and light in The Grapes of Wrath Saturday, February 6, 2010
  14. 14. Major Players: Henry Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. Fonda's subtle, naturalistic acting style preceded by many years the popularization of Method acting. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor, and made his Hollywood debut in 1935. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  15. 15. Major Players: Henry Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. Fonda's subtle, naturalistic acting style preceded by many years the popularization of Method acting. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor, and made his Hollywood debut in 1935. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  16. 16. Major Characters: Tom Joad ---Film’s main character.... ---totally flawed. --shows the most development. --- exemplifies the moral journey from self to community, from “I” to “we.” ---Moves from caring only for himself to a familial loyalty and finally, to seeing the entire world as his family. ---Kind and often merciful, yet quick to anger and fiercely independent. ------Pragmatic ---standing in contrast to the idealistic and talkative Jim Casy. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  17. 17. John Carradine Jim Casy ----A former preacher . ----Wanders about trying to come to terms with his own ideas about God, holiness, and sin. --- Believes: all souls are just a small portion of a larger soul. ----Serves the film as an observer a speaker and teacher. ---He shares his theories with Tom, who is an impatient, but not unwilling listener. --- Jim Casy is the moral spokesman of the film and is often considered a Christ-figure. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  18. 18. Ma Joad ---The emotional and physical backbone of the family. --- Primary obligation: is to take care of her family, to provide them with nourishment, comfort, healing, and support. ----Her unflappable strength binds everyone together. Ma finds this strength in love. ----She is the embodiment of Casy’s idea of love, possessing the same intuitive sense of morality that Tom has. Although her primary focus is to take care of her own family, she is the first to nurture others. As Casy observes, “She don’t Jane Darwell forget nobody.” Saturday, February 6, 2010
  19. 19. Some things to look for in the film Evolution of “I” Saturday, February 6, 2010
  20. 20. Purity of language Characters introduced through stories..........Jim Casey Why isn’t he a preacher anymore? Saturday, February 6, 2010
  21. 21. Purity of language Characters introduced through stories..........Jim Casey Why isn’t he a preacher anymore? Saturday, February 6, 2010
  22. 22. Cinematography ---Gregg Toland Effective use of shadow and light. How do these visual images impact these characters and their story? Saturday, February 6, 2010
  23. 23. Cinematography ---Gregg Toland Effective use of shadow and light. How do these visual images impact these characters and their story? Saturday, February 6, 2010
  24. 24. Flashback used to tell history-- Muley Also, significants of the land..... Darwinian aspects Saturday, February 6, 2010
  25. 25. Flashback used to tell history-- Muley Also, significants of the land..... Darwinian aspects Saturday, February 6, 2010
  26. 26. Machines represent power. Caterpillars, Bulldozers, late model cars Saturday, February 6, 2010
  27. 27. Machines represent power. Caterpillars, Bulldozers, late model cars Saturday, February 6, 2010
  28. 28. Character elements framed in a heightened backdrop of nature. Suggests heroic quality Saturday, February 6, 2010
  29. 29. Character elements framed in a heightened backdrop of nature. Suggests heroic quality Saturday, February 6, 2010
  30. 30. Character elements framed in a heightened backdrop of nature. Suggests heroic quality Saturday, February 6, 2010
  31. 31. Grandpa’s 1st appearance: significants: hand bills, grapes Charley Grapewin Handbill-promise of hope Grapes symbol of new beginning Saturday, February 6, 2010
  32. 32. Grandpa’s 1st appearance: significants: hand bills, grapes Charley Grapewin Handbill-promise of hope Grapes symbol of new beginning Saturday, February 6, 2010
  33. 33. As a group, consider your assigned scene. Discuss the sceneʼs focus, characters and themes, When itʼs your groupʼs turn--- 1)Present an analysis of your chosen scene from the film based on your discussion. Saturday, February 6, 2010
  34. 34. Non-verbal story telling Jane Darwell Saturday, February 6, 2010
  35. 35. Non-verbal story telling Jane Darwell Saturday, February 6, 2010
  36. 36. How others perceived the displaced migrants Saturday, February 6, 2010
  37. 37. How others perceived the displaced migrants Saturday, February 6, 2010
  38. 38. Joad’s perspective in entering Hooverville Recalling the hope of the handbills Saturday, February 6, 2010
  39. 39. Joad’s perspective in entering Hooverville Recalling the hope of the handbills Saturday, February 6, 2010
  40. 40. The philosophical argument..... Casey’s Sacrifice Saturday, February 6, 2010
  41. 41. The philosophical argument..... Casey’s Sacrifice Saturday, February 6, 2010
  42. 42. Strong relationship of mother and son. Indefatigable strength of Ma’, while men have become weakened. Jane Darwell & Henry Fonda Saturday, February 6, 2010
  43. 43. Strong relationship of mother and son. Indefatigable strength of Ma’, while men have become weakened. Jane Darwell & Henry Fonda Saturday, February 6, 2010
  44. 44. Economic & effective use of closeups Not a lot of camera movement Evolution of the “I” complete Jane Darwell & Henry Fonda Saturday, February 6, 2010
  45. 45. Economic & effective use of closeups Not a lot of camera movement Evolution of the “I” complete Jane Darwell & Henry Fonda Saturday, February 6, 2010
  46. 46. As a group, consider your assigned scene. Discuss the sceneʼs focus, characters and themes, When itʼs your groupʼs turn--- 1)Present an analysis of your chosen scene from the film based on your discussion. Saturday, February 6, 2010
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