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From Print to Pictures, the Art of Film Adaptation: The Fabulous Fondas

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ClassGraphic In the following films we will examine the careers of Henry Fonda and daughter Jane: Preston Sturges directs the screwball comedy, The Lady Eve, with a naive Fonda duped by seductress Barbara Stanwyck and her gambler father, Charles Coburn. In John Ford's adaptation of Josh Logan's play, Mister Roberts, Fonda recreates his stage role as a ship's officer who yearns for action during World War II. Sidney Lumet dramatizes a nuclear crisis based on Eugene Burdick's best seller Fail-Safe, with POTUS Fonda heading all-star cast to avoid disaster. Fred Zinnemann's Julia stars Vanessa Redgrave (as Julia) and Jane (as Lillian Hellman), who plot against the Nazis, with Jason Robards as Dashiell Hammett.  Jane wins an Oscar as a persecuted call girl in Alan J. Pakula's thriller Klute, with Donald Sutherland as the detective. Jane and Robert Redford shine as widowed neighbors in Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of Kent Haruf’s late-life romance, Our Souls at Night. In Mark Rydell's On Golden Pond, Henry and Jane play father and daughter in Henry's final film, for which he wins an overdue Oscar. We will meet three hours for film viewing one week, then two hours for discussion the following week.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julie Gordon2.Art Bloom 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2024 - 6/4/2024 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Art Bloom  ; Julie Gordon 
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