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Was Grapes of Wrath on the list?
http://www.richardcohenfilms.com

pwatkins@uiuc.edu wrote:

>Regarding the list of films on poverty, this could be a great
>addition:
>
> Sullivan's Travels (1941)
> Written and Directed by Preston Sturges
> Plot Outline: A director of escapist films goes on the
>road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude
>awakening.
>
>This film has been used extensively in Cinema Studies classes
>at the University of Illinois. It has also been farmed out to
>several other disciplines that were studying issues of
>poverty, the depression and American History.
>
>>From an academic standpoint, one very good thing about it is
>thatcollege-age students accept it and relate to it very well,
>due largely in part to Sturges's craftmanship and the
>excellent performances by Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake and
>William Demarest.
>
>Penny
>Penny A. Watkins
>Library Technical Assistant
>Media & Reserve Center at the Undergraduate Library
>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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>pwatkins@uiuc.edu
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