A separate peace
John Knowles's celebrated allegorical novel has been given a new screen interpretation in this made-for-cable adaptation. Gene (J. Barton) and Finny (Toby Moore) are two students at an upscale prep school during World War II; like their fellow classmates, Gene and Finny are trying to complete their schoolwork before they're drafted and sent overseas. Gene is bright but introspective, while Finny is outgoing and athletic but not a distinguished scholar. Gene and Finny strike up a friendship, and Gene finds that Finny's charm and charisma begins to rub off on him. However, Gene also finds that his more active social life is putting damper on his schoolwork, and his fondness for Finny fades into a distrust and resentment, as he begins to believe that the poorer student wants to bring him down to his intellectual level. The rift between Gene and Finny continues to grow until it manifests itself in a shocking act that will change them both forever. Also featuring Hume Cronyn (who gave his final screen appearance as the Headmaster), A Separate Peace was produced for the Showtime premium cable network, where it first aired in the fall of 2004; an earlier theatrical film version was released in 1972. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||5cf32e0d-c241-fa24-98a8-b824628a1be8|
|Grouping Title||separate peace|
|Grouping Author||paramount pictures|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-22 11:00:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-25 02:05:14AM|
Knowles, John, 1926-2001.
Yates, Peter, 1929-2011.
Knowles, John,1926-2001.Separate peace.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
|detailed_location_pitkin||Pitkin Non-Print Collection|
|display_description||World War II rages overseas, the prestigious Devon prep school holds a summer session for boys trying to graduate before they are drafted. Among the students are two unlikely new roomates - Gene, a quiet, introspective bookworm; and Finny, a carefree and wildly popular athlete. Charmed by Finny, Gene joins him for a series of exciting escapades. But when Gene's grades decline, he suspects that Finny secretly wants him to fail. Fueled by anger and envy, Gene and Finny's relationship reaches a breaking point - exploding in a stunning dramatic moment that changes their lives forever.|
|owning_library_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|series||Full screen DVD collection|
|series_with_volume||Full screen DVD collection||
Male friendship -- Drama
Preparatory schools -- Drama
Roommates -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Youth -- Feature
|title_display||A separate peace|
|title_full||A separate peace [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents a Punch 21/Cubasugar Entertainment production ; produced by Armand Leo ; teleplay by Wendy Kesselman ; directed by Peter Yates|
|title_short||A separate peace|