The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas. Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 ... See full summary »
Joel Marsh Garland,
Ron Cephas Jones
A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always... See full summary »
Alexandre, a young and honest farmer, is oppressed by an authoritarian wife, who makes him work like a dog. When she dies in a car crash, he decides to stay in bed, absolutely free and ... See full summary »
Alim (35) has been working as a tailor apprentice for 15 years with his master Yakub (60). He keeps on living his life, stuck in between the atelier and his home. He is a person who is ... See full summary »
Two traveling companions, George and Lennie, wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck's California vividly to life.Written by
Candy, played by Ray Walston, is an old character missing a hand. Ironically, Walston also played Mr Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). See more »
In the scene when Lenny drinks from the stream, he puts his hands in the water, but when he stands up and talks to George his hands and sleeves are dry. See more »
[George sits on a train on a dark night looking depressed, scene cuts to girl with red dress running through field whimpering as George and Lennie escape from her]
[woman continues running in fright as George and Lennie continue running away from her as sergeants on horses with dogs track George and Lennie]
George, they're gone. They're gone.
Come on! Keep moving!
[both keep running as sergeants continue following them]
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Great from a cinematic standpoint, Not too shabby from a Literary
First off, the acting in this movie is incredible. It's funny how someone as intellectual and bright as Malkovich can pull his role off so well. Gary Sinese was great too, effectively portraying George.
But if you really get into the book, the movie doesn't follow it too faithfully. Curely's wife is portrayed to be flirty, and a "tart," when in the book, she was just as lonely as everyone else on the ranch. She wasn't looking for sex, she was looking for companionship. The screenwriter didn't interpret the book quite as well as I had hoped.
Now I'm just nitpicking, but when when Lennie pulls the stunt by faking the puppy, it's just not like him. Lennie is not clever at all, and wouldn't think to do that.
But all in all, great movie, definitely great for comparing to the book in a lit. class or anywhere.
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