The member of the wedding movie

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the member of the wedding movie

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

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The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the first time. Here is the story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly, hopelessly bored with life until she hears about her older brother’s wedding. Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, Berenice, and her six-year-old male cousin — not to mention her own unbridled imagination — Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, hoping even to go, uninvited, on the honeymoon, so deep is her desire to be the member of something larger, more accepting than herself. “A marvelous study of the agony of adolescence” (Detroit Free Press), The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, astute, and lasting best.
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The story is set in a small town in the Southern United States.
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Tomboy Julie Harris dreams of running away with her brother and new fiancee away from the Deep South. Rudolph Sternad Cary Odell. Stanley Kramer Productions. Julie Harris created the role of Frankie, the 12 year old tomboy who can't come to terms with her older brother's marriage, in the Broadway production of Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding" and she's magnificent recreating the role in Fred Zinnemann's film version. It was her screen debut and she was nominated for the Oscar. She was also 26 at the time and makes for a very convincing 12 year old; it was a tour-de-force.

The Member of the Wedding is a drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Ethel at AllMovie · The Member of the Wedding at the TCM Movie Database · The Member of the Wedding at the American Film Institute Catalog.
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Sign in. Watch now. A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding. Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer

In a letter to her husband Reeves McCullers, she explained that the novel was "one of those works that the least slip can ruin. It must be beautifully done. For like a poem there is not much excuse for it otherwise. She originally planned to write a story about a girl who is in love with her piano teacher, but she had what she called "a divine spark: "Suddenly I said: Frankie is in love with her brother and the bride The illumination focused the whole book.



  1. Elizabeth L. says:

    C arson McCullers only wrote four novels, but that's hardly surprisingly; outside writing, she had a fair bit to contend with.

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