November 2nd, 2006

Product of the Time

Posted in Images, Quotes by DavidE

The Grapes of Wrath

Poster for The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

“Moral influence can’t be measured. The artist does contribute to the moral climate of his time. . . . Did a film like The Grapes of Wrath play any part in arousing a social conscience in America? Or was it the result of the social awareness arising out of New Deal politics? Which is the cause and which is the effect? We are a part of history and we also make history.”

– Lindsay Anderson, as quoted in The Film Director as Superstar (1970)

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