USA Today - 12/13/1996
"...All the performances are splendid in this adaptation of the stage hit..."
Premiere - 07/01/2004
"Smith won an Oscar for the role, and it was well-deserved."
Description by OLDIES.com:
An inspiration to the young girls she teaches and a challenge to the 1932 Edinburgh school who retains her services, Jean Brodie (Smith) espouses her wisdom on art and music, defends fascism, and otherwise encourages fiercely independent thinking in her students. As she engages in ongoing battles with the school's rigid heads and bewilders two men in love with her, Miss Brodie also faces the biggest trial of her life when her career and livelihood become threatened.
An inspirational, controversial teacher at an exclusive girls school in Scotland in the 1930s finds her unorthodox methods get her into hot water with both her students and the school administration. Based on Jay Presson Allen's play of Muriel Spark's novel. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Song ("Jean"). Academy Awards: Best Actress--Maggie Smith.
Adaptation of Muriel Spark's novel and Jay Presson Allen's stage play, about Jean Brodie, a flamboyant, unconventional school teacher in 1930's Edinburgh, Scotland, who flies in the face of the ultra-conservativism of the head mistress and Board of Governors at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, as she tries to instill in her pupils the truth and beauty in art, history, literature, and sensuality.
Campus Life |
Character Study |
Stage Play |
Tear Jerker |
Color by DeLuxe; shot on location in Edinburgh and Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Bucks, England.