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“On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson- Additional Show Content

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Immersion Opportunities!

Movie

On Golden Pond is a 1981 film directed by Mark Rydell.  The screenplay by Ernest Thompson was adapted from his 1979 play of the same title.  Henry Fonda won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actor in what was his final film role.  Co-star Katharine Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress as did Thompson for his script.  There were seven additional Oscar nominations for the film, including Jane Fonda, who played the daughter. Watch the trailer below! The full movie is available on Netflix.

Book

The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner (2016).  At the core of Golden Pond is the daughter’s earnest desire to connect with her aging mother and father.  Similarly, Lerner’s memoir explores the concept of the baby boomer generation’s desire to connect with the greatest generation.  Lerner describes this as the “don’t ask, don’t tell generation.”

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The book is available on Amazon.com! Read some reviews below!

Publisher’s Weekly Review

Shelf Awareness Review

 

Podcast

This American Life – Episode 583 – It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older – Act Two – Adulthood

Comedian Sasheer Zamata does this joke about her mom in her standup act. About how her mom hates white people. They finally sit down to talk about why, and Sasheer finds out how mad her mom is at her own mom, for trying to make her get along with white people when she was young.

LISTEN TO IT HERE

 

Set Transition Photos!

The set of “Father of the Bride”

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After “Father of the Bride” was struck, all that was left was furniture to be used in “On Golden Pond”

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“On Golden Pond” without the final touches!
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“On Golden Pond” with all the rustic elements added in!

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