Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fact of the Day: Russian Grapes

The 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath (based on the novel by John Steinbeck) was originally allowed to be shown in the Soviet Union because it showed plight under capitalism. Soviet officials later reversed their decision because someone pointed out that even the poorest Americans had cars in the movie. 

18 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Wow - never knew that.

Kay said...

Oh gracious! That's too funny!

Kati said...

Haha, good point!

-Kati

Bob Bushell said...

Too true.

whiteangel said...

Oh my goodness :)

Manzanita said...

I did not know that but it follows my point of today. I say there are 'No" poor people today because everyone has a phone, TV, computer and car.

Jax said...

Sigh...why do people think they can control what people see or don't see?

RaeAbigael said...

I know John Steinbeck but I never read The Grapes of Wrath.

Christine said...

Too interesting

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very interesting!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

One of my favourite movies!

Sandra Cox said...

This is a great one, Adam. Thanks for sharing.

Dascha Boonstra said...

Wow!

xo

Anna - Alina said...
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Anna - Alina said...

I've never heard about this movie, usually I watch only new movie!

Anna - Alina said...

I've never heard about this movie, usually I watch only new movies!

Stephen Hayes said...

Now that's a fun fact!

Theresa Mahoney said...

How can you really be poor when you own an automobile? I can see their point.