Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, tells the story of four siblings and based on the writers own family as they go from girl to women. The author would write two sequels for the book and gave birth to the sentimental novel for children.
Directed by George Cukor and starring Katherine Hepburn, Joan Bennett and Frances Dee, it would be the first talking version of the film, the other two versions were silent. It would spawn one sequel called Little Men which was released. Cukor’s focus on hardship and relief partnered with intense familial commitment creates a nostalgic and sentimental picture of joyfulness, moral improvement, and social progression. The film one Academy award out of three it was nominated for.
Opening Credits; Introduction (.51); ; Forming the Plot (3.16); Plot Synopsis (5.00); Book Thoughts (10.32); Final Thoughts (50.17); Introducing a Film (57.30); Film Trailer (59.02); Lights, Camera, Action (1:02.09); Difference Between Page and Screen (1:20.53); End Credits (1:29.05); Closing Credits (1:30.22)
Opening Credits: Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes
Closing Credits – You Don’t Own Me by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton – taken from the album First Wives Club Soundtrack. Copyright 1996 Atlantic Records
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