The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
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The film is set in the summer of 1965. It tells the story of Francesca, a lonely, insightful Italian Iowa housewife. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois State Fair, she meets and falls in love with a photographer who has come to Madison County, Iowa to create a photographic essay for National Geographic on the covered bridges in the area. The four days they spend together are a turning point in her life and she writes of her experience in a diary which is discovered by her children after her death.

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The Office:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
The Fire

This Television Episode refers to The Bridges of Madison County
While outside because of a fire in the office, Jim suggests everyone play the game "Desert Island". Part of the game is to list 5 movies each person would want to have if he/she were stranded on a desert island. One of Meredith's movie choices is The Bridges of Madison County.

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