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    Maggie Smith gave an outstanding performance in this - and so did Celia Johnson.



    I found the film itself unsatisfying, though. The central idea was that Jean Broie was supposed to be so dangerous that she was a menace and had to be detroyed. But her actions didn't match the character. At the end, I thought: was she really that bad? She was blamed for everything.



    The way the film presents her - and the way Smith plays her - she is eccentric, funny and a little foolish. She doesn't seem capable of all the sinister things she is accused of.



    But for me it was like a travelogue for Edinburgh.

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    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)



    I saw this endearing movie set in edinburgh on Saturday and enjoyed it this was the first time I've seen it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Cosmo
    ....which was interesting to see one of the girls from W H Smith in Leamington Spa appear topless,.......
    Lol, isn't amateur theatre wonderful! I bet that sold a few tickets.

    Quote Originally Posted by TimR
    was she really that bad? She was blamed for everything.

    The way the film presents her - and the way Smith plays her - she is eccentric, funny and a little foolish. She doesn't seem capable of all the sinister things she is accused of.
    Yes she was, that was one of the central points of the book/film. As a charismatic teacher, she had a powerful influence over these young girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdlady
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
    I saw this endearing movie set in edinburgh on Saturday and enjoyed it this was the first time I've seen it
    One of my fav films I saw it when it first came out and it left a deep impression on me

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