Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Actor Gary Sinise directs this excellent adaptation of John Steinbeck's tragic tale about two migrant farmworkers in Depression-era California. Lennie (John Malkovich), a sweet-natured, mentally-retarded man who doesn't realize his own crushing strength, and George (Sinise), his companion and protector, befriend an aging farmhand (Ray Walston) on the ranch where they work as wheat harvesters. The three men resolve to buy a farm together and escape their down-trodden existence as itinerant laborers. But their dream is shattered when the child-like Lennie accidentally commits a grievous crime.
This adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel centres on a farming family's journey of hardship to California in the Great Depression.
11+ years 127 mins
James Dean stars in this John Steinbeck adaptation about a rebellious son with a sternly religious father.
11+ years 110 mins
Tom Hanks won his second Oscar for this performance as a kind-hearted man-child who lives an amazingly eventful life in post-war America.
11–16 years 136 mins
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Teacher Grace Eardley sets out her top seven tips on using film and English literature adaptations to stimulate revision sessions.
Reading time 3 mins
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