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Sunrise at Campobello

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Dominique Johnson

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Transcript of Sunrise at Campobello

Sunrise at Campobello by Dore Schary
Characters
-Franklin D. Roosevelt: An American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States.
Plot
Beginning at the Roosevelt family's vacation home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, in the summer of 1921, Franklin is depicted in early scenes as vigorously athletic, enjoying games with his children and sailing his boat. Suddenly stricken with fever and then paralysis, some of the scenes focus on the conflict in the following weeks between the ill FDR, his wife Eleanor, his mother Sara, and his close political adviser Louis Howe over FDR's political future.
My Opinion!
This drama based book was really decent. It gave some information about Roosevelt's life and struggling with his fever and paralysis. In today's society you would never hear of such information in some world history books. FDR had the determination to get where he wanted to be in the political area and his paralysis didn't stop him from speaking at the party convention which is motivating to me.
Awards!
-1961: Academy Award for Best Production Design
-1961: Academy Award for Best Costume Design
-1961: Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture- Drama
-1961: Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
-1961: DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
The Director
Isadore "Dore" Schary was born on August 31, 1905 in Newark, New Jersey. He is an American motion picture director, writer, and producer , and a playwright who became head of production at Metro Goldwyn Mayer and soon president of the studio. Schary had his first success as a writer when a play he wrote, Too Many Heroes, ran on Broadway for 16 performances in the fall of 1937. Schary wrote the Broadway play Sunrise at Campobello. The play won five Tony Awards. He wrote and produced the motion picture of the same name in 1960.
Dominique Johnson
Theatre 2
Period 5
- Eleanor Roosevelt: As the wife of Franklin, she was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. Also, she was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States.
- Sara Roosevelt: She was the second wife of James Roosevelt I, the mother of President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt, her only child, and subsequently the mother-in-law of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Contd. Plot
A later scene potrays FDR literally
dragging himself up the stairs as, through determination, he painfully strives to overcome his physical limitations. In the final triumphant scene, FDR is show re- entering the public life as he walks to the speaker's rostrum at a party convention, aided by heavy leg braces and crutches.
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