Oscar-winning drama based on writer Lillian Hellman’s memories of her enigmatic friend Julia, who became involved in the anti-Nazi resistance movement during the 1930s. Starring Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave. With Meryl Streep, Jason Robards and Maximillian Schell.
Fred Zinnemann's last great movie.
Based on part of Lillian Hellman's memoir, the film stars Jane Fonda as Hellman as she recounts her friendship with the enigmatic Julia, played by Vanessa Redgrave.
Fonda gives a gutsy performance, playing well with Redgrave and, to a greater degree, Jason Robards, who plays Dashell Hammett.
Alvin Sargent's screenplay cleverly bends time, jumping back and forth as the story of Hellman's friendship with Julia is told and Zinnemann creates a melancholy feel that's sustained throughout.
The excellent music by Georges Delerue is haunting and the cinematography by Douglas Slocombe is beautiful.
The supporting cast features Meryl Streep as Anne Marie, Maximillian Schell as Johann, Cathleen Nesbitt as Julia's grandmother, Rosemary Murphy as Dorothy Parker and Hal Holbrook as Parker's husband Alan Campbell.
Running Time: 117 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 13 Oct. 2014