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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 Childrens' 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 Dashiel Hammett at a New England beachhouse. After becoming a celebrated playwright, Lillian is invited to a writers conference in Russia. Julia, having taken up the battle against fascism, enlists Lillian en route 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... Written by
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During a sailing shot, as the boat containing Julia and Lilian tracks away from the camera, the gunnel of the boat containing the camera crew is clearly visible for an instant in the lower left of the frame. See more »
[after reading Lillian's play]
You better tear this up. It's not that it's bad, it's just not good enough, not for you.
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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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