On Golden Pond
First screened some time in 1991 / Most recently screened in July 2003? Is that possible?
Director: Mark Rydell. Cast: Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Doug McKeon, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau. Screenplay: Ernest Thompspon (based on his play).

Twitter Capsule: I mean, you may as well ask me to review my grandparents' wedding album. Soft-boiled, I know. But it works, right?

VOR:   Seldom booked at New York's Film Forum. But focusing so squarely (in every sense) on an older couple is rare and worth admiring. One of the best valedictions two studio stars ever got.



Photo © 1981 Universal Pictures/ITC Films/IPC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. B

(in childhood: A++)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Mark Rydell
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn
Best Actor: Henry Fonda
Best Supporting Actress: Jane Fonda
Best Adapted Screenplay: Ernest Thompson
Best Cinematography: Billy Williams
Best Film Editing: Robert L. Wolfe
Best Original Score: Dave Grusin
Best Sound: Richard Portman & David M. Ronne

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Mark Rydell
Best Actress (Drama): Katharine Hepburn
Best Actor (Drama): Henry Fonda
Best Supporting Actress: Jane Fonda
Best Screenplay: Ernest Thompson

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Adapted Screenplay (Drama)
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Fonda)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actress (Hepburn)

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