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James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times

Director - Adam Van Doren
Run Time - 56 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2000
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Art, Biographies/Profiles, Literature, Media Studies


Institutional DVD Price: $195




James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times is the first major documentary on the life and work of one of America's greatest humorists.  Known for his classic short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Thurber was a legendary contributor of prose and cartoons to The New Yorker magazine where he worked for many years. Narrated by actor George Plimpton, this documentary includes interviews with Edward Albee, John Updike, Alistair Cooke, Roy Blount Jr., Fran Lebowitz, and Mark Van Doren, who worked with Thurber during his tenure at The New Yorker.