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Although Hellman's account of 'Julia' is mostly fiction held together with a few threads of truth, it is still a fascinating story and a beautifully made film. Fonda is utterly marvelous...it is one of her best works. In fact, the film 'Julia' is one of my top 3 all time favorites. You need to see the movie and then get the book "Code Name Mary" and decide for yourself!
The story of her life with Hammett is completely believable even though locations may have been changed. Her relationship with Dorothy Parker, and the trip to Paris....look to be true. The later part of the movie as to how she dealt with Julia's body could have well been true...but happened immediately after the Vienna riot.
The part where Hammett says...."You'd better tear that up.." happened later in her life in regards to the play..."The Autumn Garden" and not in relation to her first play.."The Children's Hour".
The movie, the story...very well done. Fonda, Redgrave, and Robarts...all excellent.
If you really want to enjoy this movie. I suggest you do the following reading. Hellman's three books....plus her play ..."The Children's Hour". Read about Dorothy Parker, I believe there is a book "The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker." I can not recall the title exactly. It's the times of the 30's that is really interesting to me and frames this story superbly.
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JULIA (1977) with Jane Fonda, Max Schell and Jason Robards is my favorite film. But Vanessa Redgrave's performance shines in a film filled with great performances. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gen. Smedley D. Butler
I didn't expect from this film. I didn't even had much information about this film before buying the dvd. I didn't even knew that It gained 11 academy nominees. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hee Chul Kwon
Extraordinary story. I watch it repeatedly over a period of time.Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth Mason
One of my very favorite movies of all time. I am NOT a Jane Fonda fan, but this movie is captivating!Published 5 months ago by Diane Adams