A war that once seemed so distant now arrives at a familys front door. Jessamyn wests 1945 book friendly persuasion was a collection of short. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Friendly persuasion 1956 directed by william wyler. The pacifist attitude of a quaker family is tested as a result of the american civil war. Friendly persuasion is a 1956 american civil war drama film starring gary cooper, dorothy mcguire, anthony perkins, richard eyer, robert middleton and phyllis love. Gary cooper, dorothy mcguire, anthony perkins, richard eyer, robert middleton, william wyler. Gary cooper in friendly persuasion steve hayes tired old queen at the movies. Excerpts from the documentary directed by william wyler 1986 of the tv series american masters. July 1, 1902 july 27, 1981 was a germanswiss film director, producer and screenwriter. Based on the 1945 novel by jessamyn west, written for the screen by jessamyn west, robert wyler, and michael wilson though only west and wyler are credited here and starring gary cooper, dorothy mcguire, and anthony perkins. See all items in academy awards civil war film scripts hollywood blacklist literature presentation scripts. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well.
Friendly persuasion dvd rated nr not rated rated 0. Friendly persuasion 1956 was awarded the palme dor golden palm at the cannes film festival. Miniver 1942, all of which won academy awards for best director, as well as best picture in their respective years, making him the only. Originally published in the britannica book of the year. William wyler s unique look at the american civil war, friendly persuasion, comes to dvd with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1. Producerdirector william wyler had the project in mind for eight years and brought the property to allied artists from paramount. William wyler director gary cooper, dorothy mcguire, anthony perkins starring friendly persuasion. As a big fan of william wyler films, i was very pleased to also learn from gabrel millers fascinating biography that wyler was also a strong advocate for artistic freedom and an early supporter of the hollywood 10. Wyler and its star, charlton heston, both knew what the film meant. William wyler, gary cooper, dorothy mcguire, anthony perkins, richard eyer, robert middleton, phyllis love, peter. And in 1959, wyler directed benhur, which won 11 oscars, a feat unequaled until titanic in 1997.
With gary cooper, dorothy mcguire, anthony perkins, richard eyer. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Interestingly, michael wilson, who was ultimately granted sole screenwriting credit on paper. The great artist william wyler took jessamyn wests aggressively pacifist novel friendly persuasion and created this beautiful idyll, a possible utopia americana. Under william wylers direction, the film features many humourous scenes interspersed. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.
Friendly persuasion 1956 aficatalog american film institute. William wyler had asked allied artists to book the theatre, but nobody at the studio knew how to go about that, so he took the film to new york himself and. Wyler is revisiting the themes of a familyonthehomefront from mrs miniver. However, perhaps because the stakes seem much higher for the minivers than the birdwells, or because friendly persuasion oozes oldtimeyness that it isnt as moving or as successful as mrs. Yet producerdirector william wyler has come up with just this surprise in his colorful friendly persuasion, which opened at the music hall yesterday. He had also assisted in the production of the 1925 version.
If you want a crash course in wyler, from a filmmaking standpoint, pick up a copy. Friendly persuasion by william wyler gary cooper, dorothy. Notable works include benhur 1959, the best years of our lives 1946, and mrs. Friendly persuasion, american dramatic film, released in 1956, that depicts how the american. Marjorie main, jessamyn west, william wyler, william wyler, michael wilson. The film tells the story of a quaker family in southern indiana during the american civil. I also loved reading millers detailed account of the making of the best years of our lives. Based on the 1945 novel by jessamyn west, written for the screen by jessamyn west, robert. Benhur and william wyler win best picture and directing. The life and films of hollywoods most celebrated director.568 388 859 335 17 554 873 254 1040 931 573 1231 449 686 1166 1277 749 1014 677 809 468 959 1367 306 486 783 266 1049 407 860 134 1106 998 313 664 1337 1276 120 321 122 470 103 453