The Paper Chase (film)

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The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, and directed by James Bridges.wikipedia
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Timothy Bottoms

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The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, and directed by James Bridges.
He is best known for playing the lead in Johnny Got His Gun, Sonny Crawford in The Last Picture Show where he and his fellow co-stars, Cybill Shepherd and Jeff Bridges, rose to fame; as James Hart, the first-year law student who battles with Prof. Kingsfield, in the film adaptation The Paper Chase, and for playing President George W. Bush multiple times, including on the sitcom That's My Bush! and in the comedy film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and the docudrama DC 9/11: Time of Crisis.

John Houseman

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The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, and directed by James Bridges.
He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield in the film The Paper Chase (1973), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

James Bridges

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The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, and directed by James Bridges.
Bridges went on to write and direct a number of notable films, including The Baby Maker, The Paper Chase, September 30, 1955, The China Syndrome, Urban Cowboy, Mike's Murder, Perfect, and Bright Lights, Big City.

John Jay Osborn Jr.

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Based on John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s 1971 novel The Paper Chase, it tells the story of James Hart, a first-year law student at Harvard Law School, his experiences with Professor Charles Kingsfield, a brilliant and demanding contract law instructor, and Hart's relationship with Kingsfield's daughter.
The book was made into a 1973 film starring John Houseman and Timothy Bottoms.

Lindsay Wagner

The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, and directed by James Bridges.
She also co-starred in the 20th Century Fox film The Paper Chase the same year, playing the daughter of the stern law professor, Kingsfield.

The Paper Chase (TV series)

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Houseman later reprised the role in a TV series of the same name that lasted four seasons (following Hart, played by James Stephens, through his three years of law school).
The Paper Chase is an American drama television series based on a 1970 novel by John Jay Osborn, Jr., as well as a 1973 film adaptation.

Graham Beckel

Franklin Ford (Graham Beckel), the fifth generation of Fords at Harvard Law School
He is known for his roles as Franklin Ford in the drama film The Paper Chase, and Dick Stensland in Curtis Hanson's Oscar winning masterpiece, L.A. Confidential.

James Naughton

Kevin Brooks (James Naughton), a married man with an photographic memory, but no analytical skills
His films include The Paper Chase and The First Wives Club.

Blair Brown

Blair Brown as Miss Farranti
Brown's first feature role was in the Oscar-winning 1973 film The Paper Chase; her first major starring role was in The Choirboys in 1977.

Craig Richard Nelson

Willis Bell (Craig Richard Nelson), an abrasive individual who is devoted to property law
A casting director saw him in that show and cast him in the Oscar-winning film The Paper Chase, as a mean-spirited law student.

Edward Herrmann

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Herrmann's film career began in the mid-1970s, playing supporting roles including Robert Redford's partner in The Great Waldo Pepper, a law student in The Paper Chase, the idle, piano-playing Klipspringer in The Great Gatsby and opposite Laurence Olivier in The Betsy (1978).

Regina Baff

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Her other films included Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971), The Paper Chase (1973), The Great Gatsby (1974), Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) and Escape from Alcatraz (1979).

Gordon Willis

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In a 1999 interview, Gordon Willis said production designer George Jenkins "reproduced the Harvard Law School in The Paper Chase beautifully."
He collaborated with Hal Ashby on The Landlord (1970), James Bridges on The Paper Chase (1973), and Herbert Ross on Pennies From Heaven (1981); as well as shooting all three of Coppola's Godfather films and working with Woody Allen on a succession of films that included Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).

Harvard Law School

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Based on John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s 1971 novel The Paper Chase, it tells the story of James Hart, a first-year law student at Harvard Law School, his experiences with Professor Charles Kingsfield, a brilliant and demanding contract law instructor, and Hart's relationship with Kingsfield's daughter.
The Paper Chase (1973)

Lenny Baker

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Far and away most prominent amongst his film roles, which included The Hospital and The Paper Chase, was Next Stop, Greenwich Village, for which he was widely praised by critics, and for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Socratic method

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When Kingsfield immediately delves into the material using the Socratic method and asks Hart the first question, Hart is totally unprepared and feels so utterly humiliated that, after class, he throws up in the bathroom.
The Paper Chase, based on a 1970 novel of the same name, dramatizing the use of the Socratic method in law school classes

46th Academy Awards

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Houseman was awarded Best Supporting Actor at the 46th Academy Awards and the same award from the National Board of Review.

National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Houseman was awarded Best Supporting Actor at the 46th Academy Awards and the same award from the National Board of Review.

Donald O. Mitchell

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Donald O. Mitchell and Larry Jost received an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound.
The Paper Chase (1973)

Windsor Arms Hotel

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The hotel scene was filmed at the Windsor Arms Hotel.
It was featured in the 1973 film, The Paper Chase.

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Bridges was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, losing to William Peter Blatty, who won for adapting his novel into the screenplay for The Exorcist.

Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

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Donald O. Mitchell and Larry Jost received an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound.

National Board of Review Awards 1973

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Houseman was awarded Best Supporting Actor at the 46th Academy Awards and the same award from the National Board of Review.
John Houseman — The Paper Chase