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Mental Illness: Major Films   no photo.
TitleBell Jar, The (1979)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityMental Breakdown
CountryUSA
Length107
GenreDrama
Rating2
DirectorLarry Peerce
CastMarilyn Hassett Julie Harris Anne Jackson Barbara Barrie Robert Klein
NotesUnsuccessful attempt to film the novel by Sylvia Plath about a woman's nervous breakdown while working for a magazine in New York. Plath married the British poet Ted Hughes and shortly after committed suicide. Ted Hughes was vilified at the time but much later wrote an acclaimed series of poems about his late wife. Hughes died this year, 1998.

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