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Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall

Author: Randa HainesPhylis GellerCalvin SkaggsCorinne JackerGeraldine FitzgeraldAll authors
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Monterey Video : Distributed by Monterey Media, Inc., ©2005.
Series: American short story collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television adaptations
Fiction television programs
Made-for-TV movies
Drama
Named Person: Katherine Anne Porter
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Randa Haines; Phylis Geller; Calvin Skaggs; Corinne Jacker; Geraldine Fitzgerald; Lois Smith; William Swetland; Henry Fonda; Katherine Anne Porter; National Endowment for the Humanities.; Learning in Focus, inc.; Monterey Video (Firm); Monterey Media Inc.
ISBN: 1569944350 9781569944356
OCLC Number: 60609992
Notes: Broadcast as part of the PBS television series The American short story in 1980.
Based on the short story by Katherine Anne Porter.
Special features: Author bio [text feature]; Actor bio [text feature]; Printable study guide [requires a DVD-ROM drive]; About the ASSC [text feature]; Transcript interview [with Robert Geller]; Henry Fonda intro (2 min.); Watch for these DVD's [text feature]; Trailer[s] (5 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Mike Fash ; editor, Stan Warnow ; music by Jonathan Tunick.
Cast: Host, Henry Fonda ; starring Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lois Smith, William Swetland.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0.
Contents: Granny Weatherall --
Memories --
Baking a white cake --
Is it time to go? --
Priest.
Series Title: American short story collection.
Other Titles: Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Responsibility: a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities ; a production of Learning in Focus ; Learning in Focus presents ; produced by Phylis Geller, Calvin Skaggs ; teleplay by Corinne Jacker ; directed by Randa Haines.

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Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life.

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