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“Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder”

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Knight, Sarah (aka Sarah Jo Knight, American playwright, film writer, director, producer, 1970-____), “Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder,”

a 20-minute romantic drama in English, set in the United States, 1990s,

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; • © 1994 by Sarah Knight; • in Sarah Knight’s Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (New York: The Author, 1994); • script/rights available from agent, Maura Teitelbaum, Abrams Artists, 646-486-4600, http://www.abramsartists.com; or directly from Sarah Knight, 73 West 68th Street #2, New York, New York 10023, U.S.A., e-mail sarah@jofilms, telephone (home) 917-655-9575. • Cited by Sarah Knight via ftp January 12, 2005; Knight says,

§ Dramatis Personae Chris Nichols (m), 22, recent college graduate from Denver; Kim Roby (f), 38, graphic designer from San Francisco.

§ Synopsis “A May-December romance via telephone. Recent college graduate from Denver, Chris Nichols, 22, meets successful graphics designer from San Francisco, Kim Roby, 38, once at the Telluride Film Festival. Despite the age disparity, the two fall in love—over the phone. But, will their connection hold up face-to-face?

§ Comment “Two sets: Chris' apartment, Kim's apartment • Produced as a short film of the same title in 1994.” Directed by Sarah Knight, the film cast (in credits order) included Debra Sullivan as Kim Roby and Tony Rhodes as Chris Nichols. Another film version, black-and-white, 25-minutes was directed by Joel Schumacher and stars Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey and Tommie Lee Jones.

§ Themes “courtship, graduation, graphics design, May-December love, telephone romance, Telluride Film Festival.



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