As a gift to the community, the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation has created a new free series, The Best Movies from Books. Movies will be selected by Peter Bart, American journalist and film producer. During his eighteen years as a top studio executive Bart acquired the rights to such best sellers as The Godfather, Rosemary’s Baby and Love Story for
Paramount. Now he shares his favorites with us.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Kramer vs. Kramer is an American drama based on Avery Corman’s novel of the same name. This ground-breaking film is the story of a couple’s divorce and its impact on everyone involved, including the couple’s young son. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning five (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress).