Literary Flicks - The Day of the Jackal

Starts:Tuesday, July 09, 2013  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, July 09, 2013  9:00 PM
Cost:

free

Location:

Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 political thriller based on Frederick Forsyth’s 1971 novel.  During the early 1960‘s, former members of the French Foreign Legion hire a professional assassin, known only as “The Jackal,” to kill French President Charles de Gaulle. Director Fred Zinnemann presents the story with precise, dramatic flair. Edward Fox is coldly alluring as the Jackal.  The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Editing, and was nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and five additional BAFTA Awards.  (145 min)

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