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A Separate Peace DVD 1972 Very Rare Parker Stevenson Larry Peerce

A Separate Peace DVD 1972 Very Rare Parker Stevenson Larry Peerce

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**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DVD-R COPY, NOT AN ORIGINAL DVD THAT COMES WITH COVER ART AND CASE, THIS IS A FAN MADE COLLECTIBLE ITEM AND IS VERY RARE, THIS ITEM WAS ONLY RELEASED ON VHS FOR A BRIEF TIME IN THE 80'S AND IS VERY HARD TO COME BY IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE NOW, IT WAS PURCHASED AT A RARE RECORD AND FILM CONVENTION***
THIS IS A DVD-R OF THE VERY RARE 1972 FILM A SEPARATE PEACE. DVD-R COMES IN A CASE WITH COVER ARTWORK. THE AUDIO AND VIDEO QUALITY ARE GREAT.

A Separate Peace is a 1972 American drama film directed by Larry Peerce. It was adapted by John Knowles and Fred Segal (brother of actor George), from the former's best-selling novel of the same name. It starred Parker Stevenson, who would later rise to fame as Frank Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, and as "Craig Pomeroy" on Baywatch.

During the summer of 1942, sixteen-year-old Gene Forrester attends Devon School, a private New England Academy. His roommate is Phineas, a free-spirited and cheerful nonconformist who is loved by everyone he meets. Gene, an introvert, tries to stifle his growing jealousy but is unable to control his envy of Finny’s athletic skill, natural popularity, and above all his innate goodness. Finally, unable to bear the knowledge that Finny is a better person, Gene apparently shakes the branch of a tree overhanging a river in the film (and novel)’s centerpiece sequence that causes the normally agile Finny to fall to the ground, breaking his leg and turning him into a cripple. After the accident, Gene meets with Finny and attempts to confess, but he then realizes that Finny desperately needs the illusion of friendship and he needs to boost his fallen friend’s self-confidence.

When Finny returns for the winter semester after recovering (but his own athletic career is finished) he refuses to accept the wartime influences that permeate Devon and commences to train Gene for the Olympics. Finny is initially resistant to the fact that a war is raging around them, until another student, “Leper” Lepelier returns AWOL and corroborates the horrible stories that up until then have never been informed by first-person narrative. Another student, the judicious-minded Brinker Hadley instigates an inquiry into Finny’s accident and convenes a kangaroo court of fellow students on a small second-floor meeting room on campus, at which point Leper reveals the truth about what happened, as he was looking up from under the tree when Gene supposedly shook the branch. Finny begins to cry and in his effort to escape the tribunal, he falls down the stairs and breaks his leg again. The second disaster has a curious healing effect on both boys, and when Gene visits Finny in the infirmary, the two are reconciled as Finny accepts the fact that Gene never meant to hurt him, and Gene reveals that Finny would have been emotionally unfit for war anyway. However, during a second operation on his leg, Finny dies after bone marrow gets into his bloodstream during the procedure and travels to his heart. The surgeon tells a shell-shocked Gene “there are risks, always risks” and then the surviving boy realizes a part of him has died with the death of his best friend.
Cast

John Heyl as Finny
Parker Stevenson as Gene
William Roerick as Mr. Patchwithers
Peter Brush as Leper
Victor Bevine as Brinker
**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DVD-R COPY, NOT AN ORIGINAL DVD THAT COMES WITH COVER ART AND CASE, THIS IS A FAN MADE COLLECTIBLE ITEM AND IS VERY RARE, THIS ITEM WAS ONLY RELEASED ON VHS FOR A BRIEF TIME IN THE 80'S AND IS VERY HARD TO COME BY IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE NOW, IT WAS PURCHASED AT A RARE RECORD AND FILM CONVENTION***
THIS IS A DVD-R OF THE VERY RARE 1972 FILM A SEPARATE PEACE. DVD-R COMES IN A CASE WITH COVER ARTWORK. THE AUDIO AND VIDEO QUALITY ARE GREAT.

A Separate Peace is a 1972 American drama film directed by Larry Peerce. It was adapted by John Knowles and Fred Segal (brother of actor George), from the former's best-selling novel of the same name. It starred Parker Stevenson, who would later rise to fame as Frank Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, and as "Craig Pomeroy" on Baywatch.

During the summer of 1942, sixteen-year-old Gene Forrester attends Devon School, a private New England Academy. His roommate is Phineas, a free-spirited and cheerful nonconformist who is loved by everyone he meets. Gene, an introvert, tries to stifle his growing jealousy but is unable to control his envy of Finny’s athletic skill, natural popularity, and above all his innate goodness. Finally, unable to bear the knowledge that Finny is a better person, Gene apparently shakes the branch of a tree overhanging a river in the film (and novel)’s centerpiece sequence that causes the normally agile Finny to fall to the ground, breaking his leg and turning him into a cripple. After the accident, Gene meets with Finny and attempts to confess, but he then realizes that Finny desperately needs the illusion of friendship and he needs to boost his fallen friend’s self-confidence.

When Finny returns for the winter semester after recovering (but his own athletic career is finished) he refuses to accept the wartime influences that permeate Devon and commences to train Gene for the Olympics. Finny is initially resistant to the fact that a war is raging around them, until another student, “Leper” Lepelier returns AWOL and corroborates the horrible stories that up until then have never been informed by first-person narrative. Another student, the judicious-minded Brinker Hadley instigates an inquiry into Finny’s accident and convenes a kangaroo court of fellow students on a small second-floor meeting room on campus, at which point Leper reveals the truth about what happened, as he was looking up from under the tree when Gene supposedly shook the branch. Finny begins to cry and in his effort to escape the tribunal, he falls down the stairs and breaks his leg again. The second disaster has a curious healing effect on both boys, and when Gene visits Finny in the infirmary, the two are reconciled as Finny accepts the fact that Gene never meant to hurt him, and Gene reveals that Finny would have been emotionally unfit for war anyway. However, during a second operation on his leg, Finny dies after bone marrow gets into his bloodstream during the procedure and travels to his heart. The surgeon tells a shell-shocked Gene “there are risks, always risks” and then the surviving boy realizes a part of him has died with the death of his best friend.
Cast

John Heyl as Finny
Parker Stevenson as Gene
William Roerick as Mr. Patchwithers
Peter Brush as Leper
Victor Bevine as Brinker

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