Diary of a Mad Housewife: The cinema of Eleanor and Frank Perry

From 1968 to 1970, Frank Perry directed three great movies each emblematic of it’s time and place. And all three started life as adapted screenplays that captured the spirit of their source material with extraordinary economy and grace. The three films are “The Swimmer” (1968), “Last Summer” (1969) and “Diary of a Mad Housewife” (1970). All three screenplays were written by Perry’s then wife, the enormously gifted Eleanor Perry.

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