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      From the Journals of Jean Seberg

      1995 1 hr. 37 min. Documentary List
      100% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 62% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score This film blends documentary and fiction to create a portrait of American actress Jean Seberg (Mary Beth Hurt). Depicting her rise to fame as the winner of a talent search launched by director Otto Preminger, the movie covers her years in both Hollywood and Europe, where she became a popular French star. Addressing Seberg's personal problems, the production also looks at the lives of some of her peers, notably fellow famous and controversy-courting celebrity Jane Fonda. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member For those aspiring to enter the fields of acting and film-editing, this film is essential. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Part biopic, part documentary, part film studies essay; this film is a clever examination of the history of beautiful women in Hollywood cinema Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Now this is an interesting documentary, Mark Rappaport decided to get another actress to play Jean Seberg and we see the story based on first person point of view, it's like reading Seberg's journal, maybe that's why they call it from the Journal of Jean Seberg. Unlike the usual star's documentary, this one doesn't focus only in Jean's life, it also covers many things from other actress' careers (Jane Fonda & Vanessa Redgrave) to French's New Wave (Jean was the star of Godard's Breathless, one of the pioneer in French's New Wave). As for Jean Seberg's life itself, the life that she had was a pretty tough one, not so successful career, her nervous breakdown problem and even her issue with the FBI. Mary Beth Hurt was also brilliant and she resembles Seberg a lot. fun fact: Mary Beth Hurt was also born in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1948, attended the same high school as Seberg, and Seberg had been her babysitter. <img src="http://www.newwavefilm.com/images/Jean_Seberg.jpg"><img> Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesante conceptualización y texto, pero no es tan atractiva visualmente como se pretende. / Interesting conceptualization and text, but it is not as visually attractive as intended. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderfully crafted art/analytical documentary, although lacking the traditional and trusted documentary presentation. Simultaneously distant and intimate with it's subject. I think that for film lovers this a unique attempt to get to know an enigmatic figures life through her work Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Alison Macor Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review James Berardinelli ReelViews Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times At the end of both films, we don't know exactly what to believe, but we have been challenged to re-interpret what we see on a screen, and to read a movie as a record of much more than simply its story. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Gary M. Kramer Gay City News A fascinating case study that contrasts the late actress with icons ranging from Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave to Clint Eastwood to provide critical thinking about how badly Hollywood treats women. Oct 1, 2022 Full Review Sarah Boslaugh TheArtsStl You don’t have to agree with Rappaport’s (or Hurt’s) interpretations of Seberg and her life to get something out of watching From the Journals of Jean Seberg. Apr 27, 2022 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A brilliant film essay: rejecting the conventios of biopic, Rappaport offers personal, illuminating thoughts about the troubled career and ultimately tragic life of Jean Seberg. Rated: A Apr 29, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis This film blends documentary and fiction to create a portrait of American actress Jean Seberg (Mary Beth Hurt). Depicting her rise to fame as the winner of a talent search launched by director Otto Preminger, the movie covers her years in both Hollywood and Europe, where she became a popular French star. Addressing Seberg's personal problems, the production also looks at the lives of some of her peers, notably fellow famous and controversy-courting celebrity Jane Fonda.
      Director
      Mark Rappaport
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 17, 2020