The second feature in our series: “3rd Generation: Book to-Film-to-Remake” is The Day of the Jackal, a 1973 Anglo-French political thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michael Lonsdale. Based on the 1971 novel The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, the film is about a professional assassin known only as the "Jackal" who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1963.
This original film version of The Day of the Jackal received positive reviews and went on to win the BAFTA Award for Best Film Editing (Ralph Kemplen), five additional BAFTA Award nominations, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and one Academy Award nomination.
If you have the time, check out The Jackal – our “3rd generation” of this story. It stars Bruce Willis and Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier. This 1997 version of the story has some updating and other changes to the plot and setting. Let us know which version you like better!
Come join us Monday, Feb. 29th @ 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Rm. B to see a great film, then enjoy treats as we talk about the film.
All are welcome to attend, no registration is required. Questions? Contact Patricia Ruocco at: firstname.lastname@example.org.