Monday, January 14, 2008

the pursuit of happiness


The Bridges of Madison County

This article is about the book. For the film, see The Bridges of Madison County (film).
The Bridges of Madison County is a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller which tells the story of a lonely Italian war bride who engages in an adulterous affair with a National Geographic photographer from Bellingham, Washington who has come to Madison County, Iowa in order to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area. The novel is presented as a novelisation of a true story, but it is in fact entirely fiction, though some have speculated[attribution needed] that, due to admitted similaries between the author and the main character, some elements of the novel may be slightly autobiographical.
The Bridges of Madison County was made into a 1995 film of the same name adapted by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood and Meryl Streep.
A parody of the novel, under the title The Washed-out Bridges of Madison County, ran in the Doonesbury comic strip. A parody book titled The Ditches of Edison County was published in 1993.

[edit] See also
Madison County, Iowa
Winterset City Park, Winterset, Iowa - Stone bridge in the park was used during filming.

[edit] External links
The Bridges of Madison County Fanlisting
Discussion of the book
Study of reader response to the novel

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4 comments:

krystyna said...

Hi Jim!
I watched the film in Poland and being here in USA in English version too, but I never read this book. I must read. Generally I prefer to read book.
It is a beautiful love story.
I'm wonder what kind of love it will be,
if Francesca and Robert would-be live together?
Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful time!

Miranda said...

THis is one of my all time favorit movies. I dont want to see the parody...lol would wreck the feeling of the story I think.

Keshi said...

nice one Jim..

Keshi.

keshi_gurl_moron said...

keshi is still a moron after all this time!

no change at all.