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A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

  

by Arthur Miller

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Arthur Miller divorced his wife of more than ten years for Marilyn Monroe. (Source)

The French film version, Vu du Pont, ends with Eddie killing himself. Miller actually wrote a version of the play for the Paris production that ended this way as well. (Source)

Miller was inspired to write this play based on a true story he had heard of a Red Hook longshoreman who had called Immigration Services on his wife's cousins in order to prevent his niece from marrying on of them. The real-life version of the story ended with Catherine plunging an ice pick into Eddie's throat while he was asleep. Miller didn't learn this until years later, though. (Source)

Scarlett Johansson is cast as Catherine in a new movie version that has yet to be released. (Source)

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