Given the mature themes and content, this film is best for teens, especially those who are also reading the book. It provided me with one of the more joyous experiences from such a sad film mainly because the actors are all blessed with beautifully written material and engulfing scenery.
The companionship of George and Lennie is the result of loneliness. Lennie's part of the dream is merely to tend and pet rabbits on the farm, as he loves touching soft animals, although he always kills them. Set in a lonely world of itinerant men indrama has a simplicity and a kind of gruff sentimentality that makes for almost sure-fire pathos if done properly.
A young, pretty woman, who is mistrusted by her husband. He has a dark face and "restless eyes" and "sharp, strong features" including a "thin, bony nose. Crooks aspires to a small homestead where he can express self-respect, security, and most of all, acceptance.
Gary Sinise should not be forgotten either,in a performance which offers all the subtleties of the heart. Crooks states the theme candidly as "A guy goes nuts if he ain't got anybody.
We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. Curley's Napoleon complex is evidenced by his threatening of the farm hands for minuscule incidents. The story is simplicity itself following the lives of charismatic and intelligent George Sinise and strong but slow Lennie Malkovich who are wonderful when side-by-side but incomplete on their own.
George and Lennie's dream is over-shadowed when Curley catches Lennie laughing, grabs him from his bunk and starts punching him in the face repeatedly.
Steinbeck presents this as "something that happened" or as his friend coined for him "non-teleological thinking" or "is thinking", which postulates a non-judgmental point of view. Crooks, the black stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back.
When this statement causes Mae to sob, Slim is forced to give in and let her talk. An aging ranch handyman, Candy lost his hand in an accident and worries about his future on the ranch. George meets Lennie at the place, their camping spot before they came to the ranch. A mentally disabledbut gigantic and physically strong man who travels with George and is his constant companion.
Well, we ain't like that. Even when Mae explains how her life has been during the Depression, Slim refuses to listen to her and shuns her, saying "You got no troubles, except what you bring on yourself" and tells her to go back to the house. As George, Candy and Crooks are positive, action- oriented characters, they wish to purchase a homestead, but because of the Depression, they are unable to generate enough money.
There are shorter means, many of them. While on a bus en route to the new ranch, Lennie — who, because of his mental disability, is prone to forget the simplest things or phrases but can only remember about the rabbits—asks George where they are going.
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck's novel about a pair of migrant ranch workers - sharp little George and hulking retard Lennie - was a major stage hit in the late 30s, first being produced as a film inwith a repeat performance in as a TV movie. She uses her sex appeal to gain some attention, flirting with the farm hands.
The ranch is owned by "a big land company" according to Candy.
Executive producer, Alan C. Lennie tries to stop her yelling and eventually, and accidentally, kills her by breaking her neck. A blind dog who is described as "old", "stinky", and "crippled", and is killed by Carlson.
Curley's flirtatious and provocative wife, to whom Lennie is instantly attracted, poses a problem as well.
At night, as George and Lennie are eating beans for dinner, Lennie requests for the same thing, with George responding angrily, stating that whatever they do not have is what Lennie always wants to have. George hurries to find Lennie, hoping he will be at the meeting place they designated in case he got into trouble.
Despite himself, Crooks becomes fond of Lennie, and though he claims to have seen countless men following empty dreams of buying their own land, he asks Lennie if he can go with them and hoe in the garden.
Gary Sinise, playing George and doubling as director, establishes himself as both a strong, subtle screen actor and a tactful, competent helmsman. They stumble upon Tyler Ranch, where they run into a barrage of unique characters like the elderly ranch-hand Candy Walstonthe pugnacious and easily-provoked tough guy Curley Siemaszko and his skimpy wife Fenn who remains nameless like in the novel.
I worked in the same country that the story is laid in.
Only Slim realizes what happened, and consolingly leads him away. He was bound in teasing Lennie since he was young. What emerges from this incarnation is a film that is respectful of its origins, but inescapably reminiscent of television.
Of Mice and Men is a American drama film based on the play based on the novella of the same title by American author John Steinbeck, and starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field and Lon Chaney Jr. The supporting cast features Charles Bickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele and Noah Beery Jr.
The film tells the story of two men, George and his mentally-challenged partner Lennie, trying to. Of Mice and Men [John Steinbeck] on gabrielgoulddesign.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face ; Lennie.
More a showcase for Yen’s acting chops than a biopic of the real-life Hong Kong gangster – and one in which Andy Lau plays second fiddle as the crooked policeman – Wong Jing’s film is. Oct 02, · This "Of Mice and Men" doesn't mean to be either realistic or melodramatic, that is, in the manner of Lewis Milestone's far darker adaptation.
Well-mounted and very traditional, Of Mice and Men honorably serves John Steinbeck's classic story of two Depression-era drifters without bringing anything new to it.
June 3, %. Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.Of mice and men film review