History Film / PortraitOfJennie

6th Mar '17 11:29:09 AM JamesAustin
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->''There is no life, my darling, until you love and have been loved. And then there is no death.''
-->-- Jennie Appleton

A 1948 film based on the novella by Robert Nathan, directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Creator/JenniferJones as the title character (a coincidence, not TheDanza) and Creator/JosephCotten as Eben Adams, the artist she inspires. Also in the cast are Ethel Barrymore and Lillian Gish.

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-->-- Jennie Appleton

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'''Jennie Appleton'''

''Portrait of Jennie'' is a
1948 film based on the novella by Robert Nathan, directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Creator/JenniferJones as the title character (a coincidence, not TheDanza) and Creator/JosephCotten as Eben Adams, the artist she inspires. Also in the cast are Ethel Barrymore and Lillian Gish.



* ChekhovsGun: Jennie's scarf.
* DawsonCasting: Jennie, who is about 13 when she first meets Eben, is played by JenniferJones who was 29 at the time.
* DeadAllAlong: Jennie.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Repeated references to Land's End and the lighthouse there.
* HostileWeather
* IWillWaitForYou: Applies to both main characters.
* MagicalGirlfriend
* TheMuse: Jennie for Eben.
* OneTrueLove
* POVBoyPosterGirl
* ThePowerOfLove: Posited in-universe as a possible cause of the film's events.
* RapidAging

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: Jennie's scarf.
* DawsonCasting: Jennie, who is about 13 when she first meets Eben, is played by JenniferJones who was 29 at the time.
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%%* DeadAllAlong: Jennie.
* %%* {{Foreshadowing}}: Repeated references to Land's End and the lighthouse there.
* %%* HostileWeather
* %%* IWillWaitForYou: Applies to both main characters.
* %%* MagicalGirlfriend
* %%* TheMuse: Jennie for Eben.
* %%* OneTrueLove
* %%* POVBoyPosterGirl
* %%* ThePowerOfLove: Posited in-universe as a possible cause of the film's events.
* RapidAgingRapidAging: Eben first encounters Jennie when she's about 13. He then encounters her at intermittent intervals. Strangely, she appears to be growing up much more rapidly than is possible with every appereance.



* StarvingArtist: Eben when the film begins.
* AStormIsComing
* TimeTravel

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* StarvingArtist: Eben is an impoverished painter when the film begins.
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* %%* TimeTravel
1st Nov '15 1:18:42 PM freesefan
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* [[spoiler:BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts]]: At its core, the movie is a variation on the [[spoiler:vanishing hitchhiker]] legend.

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* [[spoiler:BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts]]: BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts: At its core, the movie is a variation on the [[spoiler:vanishing hitchhiker]] legend.



* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Jennie.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: DeadAllAlong: Jennie.]]
20th May '15 4:32:41 PM nombretomado
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Promoted as a "fantasy," ''Portrait of Jennie'' combines drama, mystery and romance with more than a touch of the supernatural. Its extremely striking and atmospheric cinematography won Joseph H. August an AcademyAward (unfortunately, he died before receiving it).

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Promoted as a "fantasy," ''Portrait of Jennie'' combines drama, mystery and romance with more than a touch of the supernatural. Its extremely striking and atmospheric cinematography won Joseph H. August an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward (unfortunately, he died before receiving it).
24th May '14 1:23:32 AM Lawman592
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A 1948 film based on the novella by Robert Nathan, directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Jennifer Jones as the title character (a coincidence, not TheDanza) and Joseph Cotten as Eben Adams, the artist she inspires. Also in the cast are Ethel Barrymore and Lillian Gish.

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A 1948 film based on the novella by Robert Nathan, directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Jennifer Jones Creator/JenniferJones as the title character (a coincidence, not TheDanza) and Joseph Cotten Creator/JosephCotten as Eben Adams, the artist she inspires. Also in the cast are Ethel Barrymore and Lillian Gish.
10th Nov '13 11:12:12 PM captainpat
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1st May '12 12:10:09 PM Lawman592
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Promoted as a "fantasy," ''Portrait of Jennie'' combines drama, mystery and romance with more than a touch of the supernatural. Its extremely striking and atmospheric cinematography won Joseph H. August an AcademyAward (unfortunately, he died before receiving it). Most of the film is in black and white but its final scenes shift to color.

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Promoted as a "fantasy," ''Portrait of Jennie'' combines drama, mystery and romance with more than a touch of the supernatural. Its extremely striking and atmospheric cinematography won Joseph H. August an AcademyAward (unfortunately, he died before receiving it). Most of the film is in black and white but its final scenes shift to color.
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* SplashOfColor: Most of the film is in black and white but its final scenes shift to color.
30th Apr '12 12:10:19 AM Lawman592
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* BigApplesauce: Much of the film takes place in 1930s New York.
29th Apr '12 6:38:02 PM Lawman592
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* [[spoiler:BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts]]: At its core, the movie is a variation on the [[spoiler:Vanishing Hitchhiker]] legend.

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* [[spoiler:BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts]]: At its core, the movie is a variation on the [[spoiler:Vanishing Hitchhiker]] [[spoiler:vanishing hitchhiker]] legend.
29th Apr '12 6:28:32 PM Lawman592
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* [[spoiler:BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts]]: At its core, the movie is a variation on the [[spoiler:Vanishing Hitchhiker]] legend.
28th Apr '12 8:06:57 PM Lawman592
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* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Jennie.]]
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