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Orr 1 Suzanna Orr Thomas Anderson Friday, July 21, 2017 Girl, Interrupted For my fourth and final paper, I decided to watch and write about the film Girl, Interrupted . It has always been on my list of favorite films. The film is based on the book, Girl, Interrupted , written by Susanna Kaysen. Both the film and the book are based on the real-life events of the author, Susanna Kaysen, when she stayed at a mental hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, in the nineteen sixties. Girl, Interrupted was released in 1999. The film was directed by James Mangold. He was also the director for the film Walk the Line (2005), a biography of Johnny Cash, and the film The Wolverine (2013). Mangold is alumni of the Film Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Like stated before, the film is based on the book, Girl, Interrupted , by Susanna Kaysen. She was also the writer and producer for HBO First Look (1992). Lisa Beach was the casting director for the film. She is known for her casting work on Wedding Crashers (2005), Horrible Bosses (2011), and Wedding Crashers (2013). I think that Lisa Beach did an excellent job casting for the film. I also want to mention that Mychael Danna did the music for the film. One of my favorite oldies song, “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis. The film had a forty-million- dollar budget and brought in $95,399 on opening weekend in 1999. Girl, Interrupted has several awards and nominations attached to it. Angelina Jolie won an Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, Awards Circuit Community Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Angelina Jolie was also nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for
Orr 2 Best Supporting Actress, an Online Film and Television Association for Best Supporting Actress, an Empire Award, UK for Best Actress, and two Teen Choice Awards for Choice Actress and Choice Hissy Fit. Brittany Murphy was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2000 for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Young Actress for her role as Daisy. Casting director, Lisa Beach, was nominated by the Casting Society of America in 2000 for Best Casting for a Feature Film in the Drama Category. Part of the reason I love the film Girl, Interrupted , is because of the brilliant casting job that Lisa Beach did. Winona Ryder stars as the main character, Susanna Kaysen. Clea DuVall was cast as Susanna’s roommate at Claymore, Georgina. Angelina Jolie plays as Lisa, an extremely volatile patient at Claymore. Brittany Murphy does an outstanding job at playing the character Daisy, a patient who is obsessed with her father’s rotisserie chicken. Whoopi Goldberg stars as Nurse Valerie, who is the head nurse in the ward at Claymore. Kurtwood Smith, who was Red Foreman on the hit television show That 70’s Show , is Dr. Crumble, a close friend of Susanna’s parents. Jeffrey Tambor, who I absolutely adore, plays as Dr. Potts at Claymore. To me, Dr. Potts has always looked like the famous television doctor, Dr. Phil. Jared Leto plays the role of Tobias “Toby” Jacobs. My favorite character, Polly, also known as Torch, is played by

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