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Babyfever: The Sceenplay

Babyfever: The Sceenplay
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
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Author: Henry Jaglom and Victoria Foyt
Publisher: Rainbow Filmbooks
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 195
Pub. Date: 1994
ISBN-10: 1878965034
ISBN-13: 9781878965035

About the Screenplay:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

This volume contains the complete Babyfever screenplay, along with a selection of stills from the film. These are highlighted by personal notes written by husband-and-wife team Henry Jaglom and Victoria Foyt and most of the actresses in the film on the subject of women with ticking biological clocks.

Hailed by some as the last true maverick of American cinema: "Henry Jaglom's films on modern Los Angeles and New York are among the most fiercely personal fictional features being made in the U.S. There are two reasons: Jaglom's independent status and his unique filmmaking methods. Through his company, International Rainbow, Jaglom controls the financing, production and distribution of all his own films. And the movies, despite often well-known casts, are shot on low budgets, with improvisatory techniques, designed to explore themes and psychology rather than churn out conventional stories." — Chicago Tribune

In Babyfever, independent filmmaker Henry Jaglom wrestles with the thorniest of Freudian questions: What do women want? With his the star and co-author Victoria Foyt (and a large ensemble cast that includes Frances Fisher, Eric Roberts, Dinah Lenney, Matt Salinger (writer J.D.'s son), Elaine Kagan and Zack Norman), writer-director Henry Jaglom has crafted a poignant and satisfying film/reply.

The subtitle to Babyfever tells it all: For Those Who Hear Their Clock Ticking. This film addresses a pertinent issue for contemporary women – how does a woman balance her desire to have a family and career – while her biological time clock is ticking away. We follow the dilemma of Gena (Victoria Foyt) as she careens between her "safe but secure" yuppie boyfriend James (Matt Salinger) and her reawakened feelings towards a dynamic but dangerous old flame Anthony (Eric Roberts) who suddenly re-enters her life with a most surprising proposition. Gena attends a co-worker's baby shower, where we meet a large, diverse group of women in their 30's and 40's who share with us their complex feelings about having a baby. Often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, in Babyfever we share not only the personal dilemma of Gena but 29 other women as well, as they discuss in powerful Jaglomesque vignettes, their grappling inner conflicts – both serious and humorous – about having a baby, unsatisfying relationships with men, single parenthood, adoption, sperm banks, religion and birth, and the effect of children upon marital relationships. As one of the women in the film says: "...people call me up and they're very nice, and they say, would you like to go to dinner? And I say, uhh – dinner? I mean, I've gone to dinner for years and it's done no good. I have to have a child!"

What people say:

"Henry Jaglom pulls off a little miracle with Babyfever, a journey into the biological clock. It compels your attention, sustains and builds tension and fills your heart and mind in a way that leaves the average movie in the dust." — Chicago Tribune

"Babyfever is hilarious, a rare film so engaging and so insightful you'll want to see it more than once." — New York Post

"Babyfever is a gem of a film. Victoria Foyt gives one of the most charming, engaging and endearing performances in recent memory." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer

About the Screenwriter:

Henry David Jaglom is an American actor, film director and playwright. He trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York, where he acted, wrote and directed off-Broadway theatre and cabaret before settling in Hollywood in the late 1960s. Under contract to Columbia Pictures, he guest-starred in numerous TV shows. His filmmaking career began in the cutting room on the Columbia lot when he and Jack Nicholson helped edit director Dennis Hopper's game-changing 1969 hit film, Easy Rider. Since then Jaglom has written and directed more than twenty films.