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Who doesnt know of John Steinbecks classic novel Of Mice and Men It is a novel that almost everyone educated in the United States has either read it or pretended to read it But how many have seen the 1992 film Of Mice and Men The relative obscurity of 1992 screen version of this timeless drama does not mean that it was poorly done Just the contrary is true it is one of the best film adaptations of a novel that I have seen The novel and the film are very similar The Steinbecks novel could be though of as the screenplays first draft There were some small changes but they were instituted for the good of the film I liked the film better than Steinbecks novel Of Mice and Men is a story of people who express their troubles clearly holding on to thin dreams as they go about their thankless business The novel set in the 1930s is a story of friendship of migrant workers George Milton and Lennie Smalls The pair travels from ranch to ranch dreaming of someday making enough money so they can buy their own plot of land and a stake in their future George is a father figure and protector of the strong simple-minded Lennie Lennies strength is his gift and his curse Like the child he is mentally he loves animals but he inadvertently crushes them to death Women to him are rather like animals -- soft small and gentle And there lies the tension that powers this narrative to its tragic conclusion The film version and the novel are very similar There is minimal description in the novel enough to set the scene and the rest is dialogue The films story is very pure and lean as Steinbecks original Producerdirector Gary Sinise and screenwriter Horton Foote dont try do anything fancy they dont try to make it anything other than exactly what it is a
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