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Julia (1977)

 -  Drama  -  October 1977 (USA)
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At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

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From "Pentimento," the memoirs of late playwright Lillian Hellman, JULIA covers those years in the 1930s when Lillian attained fame with the production of her first play "The Children's Hour" on Broadway. Not surprisingly, it centers on Lillian's relationship with her lifelong friend, Julia. It is a relationship that goes beyond mere acquaintance and one for which the word "love" seems appropriate. While Julia attends the University in Vienna, studying with such luminaries as Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein, Lillian suffers through revisions of her play with her mentor and sometimes lover Dashiell Hammett at a New England beach house. After becoming a celebrated playwright, Lillian is invited to a writers' conference in Russia. Julia, having taken up the battle against fascism, enlists Lillian to smuggle money through Nazi Germany which will assist in the Anti-Fascist cause. It is a dangerous mission especially for a Jewish intellectual on her way to communist Russia. During a brief... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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SEK 4,101,519 (Sweden)
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Early on, director Fred Zinnemann actually considered casting Meryl Streep in the title role. However, as Streep was almost totally unknown as an actress - she had only one play to her credit, and never appeared in a film - Zinnemann decided to cast Vanessa Redgrave instead. See more »

Goofs

June 1934 began on a Friday, not a Monday. See more »

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Johann: If you cannot do it, do not do it.
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Bye, Bye, Blackbird
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Music by Ray Henderson
Played by a band at the dock
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A masterpiece
5 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

After viewing this movie, I was in awe. What a brilliant movie! I could watch it another 10 times. Jane Fonda is beautiful in her role. She plays it as if it were her life story. The late Jason Robards is wonderful as her grouchy companion. I'm surprised he won any awards, let alone an oscar for his rather small role. However, as good as Fonda and Robards are, the breathtaking Vanessa Redgrave shines over everyone else. Just looking into those bright eyes can mesmerize you. She has the face of an angel: the bright curly hair, the thin lips, and the eyes, too. She,too, had a rather small role, and this was her only oscar winning performance (believe it or not). The girl who portrayed her as a girl has the same face, and she, too is magnificent. The writing is great, but the movie moves a little slow at times.

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