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(Deadline)   Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks working on a new version of Steinbeck's classic The Grapes of Wrath   (deadline.com) divider line 75
    More: Spiffy, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks, John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille, Bette Davis, Tom Joad  
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2013-07-02 11:59:31 PM
Don't let Lucas anywhere near it. He'll turn it into a movie about actual CG grapes who are angry. You'll know that because they'll have lines such as, "I am a grape and I am very angry."

They'll have to save their house from giant robotic laser-shooting feet. See, the feet are trying to make juice out of them. You'll know, because they'll have lines such as, "We must step on the grapes to make juice out of them."
 
2013-07-03 12:14:03 AM
One of my favorites. I hope he sticks to the book's ending, and doesn't go all schmaltzy like the end of Schindler's List.
 
2013-07-03 12:33:31 AM
Use the force, Tom
 
2013-07-03 01:16:39 AM

Notabunny: One of my favorites. I hope he sticks to the book's ending, and doesn't go all schmaltzy like the end of Schindler's List.


Yeah, this.  As someone who's read the book and seen the Ford film (which I really liked), the book was clearly darker, grittier, and more dystopian than the film adaptation (which was definitely constrained by its time period).

/I think Michael Pitt would be perfect for Tom Joad
 
2013-07-03 01:30:27 AM
It's too bad Heath Ledger farked up and killed himself....he would have been a shoe in for Tom Joad..and made that performance a legend.
 
2013-07-03 02:01:56 AM

optikeye: It's too bad Heath Ledger farked up and killed himself....he would have been a shoe in for Tom Joad..and made that performance a legend.


Why so serious, okie?
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2013-07-03 03:15:50 AM
Instead of them going to California they should make it about modern day people going to North Dakota in search of jobs
 
2013-07-03 03:21:43 AM
I'd watch a two hour long movie about a turtle crossing the road.
 
2013-07-03 03:27:39 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'd watch a two hour long movie about a turtle crossing the road.


So, the LOTR trilogy, then?
 
2013-07-03 03:43:03 AM
Spielberg somehow made Lincoln boring so I'm sure he do the same to Steinbeck.
 
2013-07-03 03:47:17 AM

Notabunny: One of my favorites. I hope he sticks to the book's ending, and doesn't go all schmaltzy like the end of Schindler's List.


Yeah, the final scene had better be a teenage girl in a barn breastfeeding an old man who is starving to death.
 
2013-07-03 04:00:12 AM
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2013-07-03 04:02:38 AM
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2013-07-03 04:49:40 AM
Steinbeck and Hemingway in an epic dual to see who can be the most over-rated....

Hey, Steinbeck, I just read "The Pearl", and I want to play you the song of my people - zzzzzzz
 
2013-07-03 04:55:54 AM

robohobo: AverageAmericanGuy: I'd watch a two hour long movie about a turtle crossing the road.

So, the LOTR trilogy, then?


Way longer than two hours.  Turn the turtle on its back and maybe, just maybe you got enough hours of suffering covered.
 
2013-07-03 05:35:47 AM
How timely considering the economic climate.
 
2013-07-03 05:36:47 AM
Several rewrites later...


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2013-07-03 06:06:39 AM

thamike: Several rewrites later...


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Yeah I can imagine the pitch meeting

"It's like 'The Grapes Of Wrath' meets 'Bowfinger'. Of course we'll need some star power, Is Channing Tatum Available? How about Melissa McCarthy?"
 
2013-07-03 06:09:17 AM
Spielberg? You can be sure it'll be pure American hagiography. In the book, the whole system is corrupt -- everything from the gov't down to the local businessmen and police. Don't think Spielberg can let that stand.
 
2013-07-03 06:33:38 AM
I can't wait til it's changed to a futuristic story of a man searching for women to repopulate the species: The Rapes of Grath
 
2013-07-03 06:52:31 AM
Yeah that movie was okay but I hope they keep in the line about Lenny wanting to pet the rabbits.
 
2013-07-03 07:04:41 AM
Spiffy would be speilberg being swallowed by a sinkhole. I'd like to see a well done version of grapes, but he isn't capable of making lunch without farking it up
 
2013-07-03 07:05:20 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Spiffy would be speilberg being swallowed by a sinkhole. I'd like to see a well done version of grapes, but he isn't capable of making lunch without farking it up


Let Riann Johnson do it

/love his stuff
 
2013-07-03 07:24:21 AM
Oh I am sure it will be great.
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2013-07-03 07:26:18 AM

Notabunny: One of my favorites. I hope he sticks to the book's ending, and doesn't go all schmaltzy like the end of Schindler's List.


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What if Schindler offered you THIS RING!  Would you like the ending better?
 
2013-07-03 07:48:58 AM

heinrich66: Spielberg? You can be sure it'll be pure American hagiography. In the book, the whole system is corrupt -- everything from the gov't down to the local businessmen and police. Don't think Spielberg can let that stand.


He might have it in him - just don't let a focus group look at it beforehand.
 
2013-07-03 08:27:01 AM
I'd rather see an HBO miniseries of East of Eden.
 
2013-07-03 08:30:36 AM

GreenAdder: Don't let Lucas anywhere near it. He'll turn it into a movie about actual CG grapes who are angry. You'll know that because they'll have lines such as, "I am a grape and I am very angry."

They'll have to save their house from giant robotic laser-shooting feet. See, the feet are trying to make juice out of them. You'll know, because they'll have lines such as, "We must step on the grapes to make juice out of them."


Bruckheimer would have giant exploding grapes of dust.
 
2013-07-03 08:30:40 AM

HotWingAgenda: Notabunny: One of my favorites. I hope he sticks to the book's ending, and doesn't go all schmaltzy like the end of Schindler's List.

Yeah, the final scene had better be a teenage girl in a barn breastfeeding an old man who is starving to death.


I was going to say spoiler alert, but is it possible to spoil an 80 year old work of classic American literature?
 
2013-07-03 08:32:16 AM

JackalRabbit: robohobo: AverageAmericanGuy: I'd watch a two hour long movie about a turtle crossing the road.

So, the LOTR trilogy, then?

Way longer than two hours.  Turn the turtle on its back and maybe, just maybe you got enough hours of suffering covered.


That's not a movie. That's a Browns game.
 
2013-07-03 08:36:49 AM
Wonder if they'll omit Rose of Sharon breastfeeding the half-starved dying man in the barn..
Cause I'm gettin' kinda hungry...
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2013-07-03 08:44:37 AM
Tyler Perry's Grapes of Wrath?
 
2013-07-03 08:45:41 AM
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2013-07-03 08:48:53 AM
Somehow I think the true message of the book and the endearing quality of activism for the underclass is going to be lost given the people working on this project.

I mean I'm just guessing, but I don't think it bodes well.
 
2013-07-03 08:50:16 AM
Hopefully they don't try and make the joads out to be heroes in this one.
 
2013-07-03 08:53:40 AM
Spielberg shouldn't remake the Grapes Of Wrath. If he wants to remake a movie about melancholy produce he should focus on remaking Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.


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2013-07-03 08:53:45 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Somehow I think the true message of the book and the endearing quality of activism for the underclass is going to be lost given the people working on this project.

I mean I'm just guessing, but I don't think it bodes well.


Apparently (and I feel like an idiot for missing this in the book) the great gatsby was about dancing. Thanks modern cinema.
 
2013-07-03 08:55:44 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Somehow I think the true message of the book and the endearing quality of activism for the underclass is going to be lost given the people working on this project.


You mean ignorant people make a continuing series of bad decisions with only thought of the immediate themselves, and despite being given help and chances on multiple occasions, manage to completely fark things up every chance they get?

The only people in that book with a lick of sense were connie and noah for getting the hell away from that family.
 
2013-07-03 08:56:43 AM
I prefer the pears of angst.
 
2013-07-03 09:06:53 AM

LineNoise: You mean ignorant people make a continuing series of bad decisions with only thought of the immediate themselves, and despite being given help and chances on multiple occasions, manage to completely fark things up every chance they get?

The only people in that book with a lick of sense were connie and noah for getting the hell away from that family.


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Love you LN, but you're getting pretty predictable at this point. You know what? fark with our minds one day and just go all like bizzaro superman. Make us think you or we had a stroke or something.

thecpt: Apparently (and I feel like an idiot for missing this in the book) the great gatsby was about dancing. Thanks modern cinema.


Why of course!
 
2013-07-03 09:08:12 AM
"I find your lack of grapes disturbing".

"/I have altered your topsoil coverage. Pray I do not alter it further".
 
2013-07-03 09:12:07 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: I prefer the pears of angst.


Pomegranates of Ennui?
 
2013-07-03 09:30:08 AM
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I ain't sure the general populace would be hankerin' fer a depression-era yarn
- what with the recent economic state & all.
 
2013-07-03 09:31:43 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Love you LN, but you're getting pretty predictable at this point. You know what? fark with our minds one day and just go all like bizzaro superman. Make us think you or we had a stroke or something.


I seriously mean it with that book though. If you were trying to illustrate the sorrows of the depression\dust bowl, that family was a pretty crappy group of people to make you root for.

Every time something bad happened to them, you could tie it back to a dumb choice they made earlier because they were only concerned for themselves.

I mean they barely made it out of town before they let their dog get run over.
 
2013-07-03 09:36:18 AM

LineNoise: Every time something bad happened to them, you could tie it back to a dumb choice they made earlier because they were only concerned for themselves.


That's sorta the point, to point out that concern only for self leads to despair, which leads to the end of the book where you get the realization of the characters to be agents of change for good by working for the poor.

The entire moral point of the book is about the rewards of selflessness
 
2013-07-03 09:38:42 AM
This is disappointing.
 
2013-07-03 09:46:13 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: The entire moral point of the book is about the rewards of selflessness


Agreed, but that is missed on most people, and wasn't how the book was taught to me in, i believe 8th grade.

It was more, "Look at these poor people and what they went through"
 
2013-07-03 09:51:03 AM

LineNoise: Agreed, but that is missed on most people, and wasn't how the book was taught to me in, i believe 8th grade.

It was more, "Look at these poor people and what they went through"


I guess I got lucky and had a teacher teach it correctly, and you aren't the first person to bring this up on how the book is taught.

I guess we come back full circle to shiatty teachers
 
2013-07-03 10:05:01 AM

optikeye: It's too bad Heath Ledger farked up and killed himself....he would have been a shoe in for Tom Joad..and made that performance a legend.


Adam Sandler is a better choice.  I hope what I heard is true.
He can carry the comedic and the tragic.  Ledger only had the tragic.
 
2013-07-03 10:06:20 AM
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