The 1968 film "Rachel, Rachel," which is about a sad and lonely 35-year-old Connecticut school teacher, was produced and directed by Paul Newman and stars wife Joanne Woodward and Estelle Parsons (with James Olsen and Kate Harrington).
It aired Saturday on Turner Classic Movies. It was in memory of what had been Newman's birthday, Jan. 26. It would have been his 88th.
"Rachel, Rachel" was adapted from the 1966 novel "A Jest of God," by Margaret Lawrence.
What does Datalounge posters think of this film?
Was it the inspiration for "R-chelle, R-chelle" A Young Girl's Journey from Moscow to Minsk?
(Still don't know why we can't use that name on DL!)
love the film, op.
In 2013, Rachel would be taking out her psychological problems on fellow employees at her corporation, where she'd be Director of HR.
Seen it several times. I wish Newman had kept directing like this.
Love the scene where her nosy mother finds her douchebag and screams, "Why couldn't you get married like your sister?!".
Boring fish film.
Surprised how open and honest it was. Upset me a little.
Am I the only one who saw "Rectal, Rectal"?
I had tickets to see it on Broadway with Bette Midler, but she was injured in a softball game.
In its raw approach to sex and 60s cinematic melancholy drama it's very dated. The kind of movie people would have liked as it presented the trappings of loneliness, repression and desire, of what it is to be a middle-aged single respectable woman with longings, but none of its truth.