From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a 1995 television film based on the novel by E.L. Konigsburg. The story is about a girl named Claudia and her brother, Jamie, who run away from home to live in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and discover what they think is a lost treasure. The children are transfixed with the treasure and won’t leave without knowing what its secret is. Lauren Bacall stars in the title role, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

The film lacks the narrative of Mrs. Frankweiler present in the book which causes it to lose much of the book’s humor and wisdom. For the majority of the film, the script stays true to the action in the book. However, Claudia’s posing as an adult and Jamie’s cold are not present in the novel.

I hated this movie a lot, especially becuase I didn’t like the actress who was casted as Claudia. I would recommend this movie for kids my age or older, but not for younger kids who might not be interested in it or not understand the plot.

Also, here is the trailer of the movie.

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3 thoughts on “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

  1. Hi Galgul,
    This seems like a really cool movie, just the type of movie that would make my day. Where did you see it? In the cinema? Lauren Bacall was a great beauty when I was young. She was married to a Haumphry Bogart who was very famous and they were a highly popular couple until he died of cancer. As I mentioned in my last comment, I love your writing! I didn’t understand, though, what you meant by ‘cold Jamie’.
    Lots of love, Dvora

  2. I dont know this MOVIE and what the heck

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