Julia, which is based on one of the portraits Lillian Hellman wrote in her book of memoirs, PENTIMENTO, about her lifelong friend Julia. Jane Fonda was excellent in this role, and if you look at pictures of Lillian Hellman during this time frame, you can actually see a resemblence between her and Jane Fonda’s portrayl of her. Vanessa Redgrave as always was brillant.
Even though there were and still are many speculations about the truth of Hellman’s memiors and who was the real Julia, the movie was extraordinary. One of the few “women” moives that made it big during the 70’s.