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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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PLOT: Lifelong Friendship between Julia and Lillian Hellman takes on a suspenseful slant when Jewish Lillian crosses Nazi Germany to meet with Julia~ 5 STARS~
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Henry's girl at her best with a great supporting cast. Ladies first and for most.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It wasn't as good as I remembered, but still an excellent film. It kind of reminds you of how high the secrecy had to be to keep them safe. I loved the fiery nature of Julia.... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
one of the best movies and especially that is it a true storyPublished 4 months ago by karen graffeo
Enjoyed the movie. Picture and audio excellent. Rich, beautiful color.Published 6 months ago by Kay
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 7 months ago by Amazon customer