Bridges of Madison County (1995)
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|Robert kinkaid is a romantic drifter on his way to photograph a historic covered bridge in madison county, iowa, for national geographic. When he stops at a farmhouse to ask directions, he meets francesca johnson, whose passionate nature has long been denied. Their friendship turns into a tender four-day affair.|
Editor's NoteBased on Robert James Waller's hugely successful novel, this 1965-set drama chronicles the touching romance between a middle-aged, Italian-American housewife and a photographer from "National Geographic." Academy Award nominations: Best Actress--Meryl Streep.
Cast & Crew
|Jeannine Claudia Oppewall - Production Designer|
|Jack N. Green - Director of Photography|
|Robert James Waller - Story|
|Joel Cox - Editor|
|Kathleen Kennedy - Producer|
|Richard La Gravenese - Screenwriter|
|Clint Eastwood - Producer|
|Clint Eastwood - Director|
Plot SummaryThe film adaptation of Robert James Waller's wildly popular, bestselling novel. The story takes place in 1965, in the farmlands of Iowa, where bored, middle-aged Italian housewife Francesca has just sent her two kids and husband away to the state fair. Shortly thereafter she encounters Robert Kincaid, a mysterious, rugged, "National Geographic" photographer, on assignment taking pictures of Iowa's covered bridges. The two are immediately attracted to each other, and when Francesca invites Robert back to her home, they begin a romantic, sensual, illicit affair that lasts over the next few days. For Francesca, this is the first time in years that she's experienced passion in her life, and she realizes that maybe she's found her true love. Robert feels the same way, and shortly before her family returns home, asks Francesca to run off with him. Francesca now must make an important decision -- one that will affect the rest of her life and could leave her with many regrets...