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Jane (1962)

Documentary focusing on 25 year-old actress Jane Fonda as she and her director Andreas Voutsinas prepare a stage play called The Fun Couple for Broadway.

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D.A. Pennebaker
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Credited cast:
Jane Fonda ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dyan Cannon ... Herself
Bradford Dillman ... Himself
Walter Kerr Walter Kerr ... Himself
Madeleine Sherwood ... Herself
Lee Strasberg ... Himself
Andréas Voutsinas ... Himself
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Documentary focusing on 25 year-old actress Jane Fonda as she and her director Andreas Voutsinas prepare a stage play called The Fun Couple for Broadway.

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USA

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English

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1962 (USA) See more »

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Excellent Look at the Pre-Famous Fonda
17 August 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Jane (1962)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

This here is a fascinating documentary from D.A. Pennebaker that follows Jane Fonda as she is about to open a new play on Broadway. We learn about where she was at the time in regards to fame, how she was trying to step out of her father's shadow and we get to see behind-the-scenes as the play is put together and eventually released to the public.

At the time this was made Fonda had yet to become a star so watching this today it's interesting to see where she was at this point in her career and you've got to think that she would never imagine that a few years later she would pick up an Oscar. This documentary really works well because it gives you a great view of what it was like to put on a play as well as an idea of how failure can happen at anytime.

The B&W cinematography was really wonderful and I must say that it captured the city perfectly. There were some great shots of the crew outside the theater, which allowed us to see New York City back in the day. There are some great moments with Fonda and director/boyfriend Andréas Voutsinas are fighting about certain scenes in the play. You fans of Fonda will also get to see her in a skimpy bikini and hear her reaction to it.

JANE is a really exceptional documentary that is highly recommended and it doesn't matter if you're a fan of Fonda or not.


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