Jul 15, 2010

Day 11- Team Bette or Team Joan

AAAAAHHH, I finally have time to post again. My schedule is so busy (well, I AM the busy one, not the stupid schedule). Wanna take a look?:

06.50 AM I wake up because my cellphone alarm starts ringing ("Benny Hill" theme).
07.20 AM I actually get up (after Benny Hill sounded like 6 times)
07.40 AM I take the bus (yes, just 20 minutes to get ready)
09.00 AM I arrive to Santiago (our capital, the city where I work) and take the subway.
09.30-45 AM I arrive to the TV station where I'm doing my internship.
19.00 PM I leave the office.
21.00 PM I arrive home.
22.00 PM I go to bed and watch "I love Lucy" episodes (like 4 per day)
00.00 AM  I fall asleep.

As you can see I just don't have time to post (and I like to complain about it).

Anyway, let's get into business. Team Bette or Team Joan?

What? This is like Team Edward and Team Bare-Chested-Wolf, or Team Angelina and Team Aniston...or...I don't remember more teams, but I'm sure there are more.

I think that both were terrific actresses and I respect them both (I mean, I respect their work, because I've read some horrible things about their personal life).  I love "All about Eve" but I also love "Mildred Pierce", so I couldn't choose (well, if you put a gun in my head and make me choose, I'll go for "All about Eve", but you don't have a gun...). Like three weeks ago I saw "Sudden Fear" starring Joan and I enjoyed it very much (if you enjoy watching conspiracy, treachery and people terribly worried because their life is in danger). That last idea didn't fit very well, but I just wanted to recommend that movie.

I know Joan and Bette were almost archenemies, just like Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, or Scar and Mufasa, or God and the Devil, or the Montagues and the Capulets; and they said nice thing to each other like: "The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" or "Bette likes to rant and rave. I just sit and knit. She yelled and I knitted a scarf from Hollywood to Malibu." ...but....I forgot what I was going to say....

Oh, no, I was going to add that their movie together, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" is great, dark and depressing, but great.

So, wrapping up: a) I have a busy schedule b) I don't like Teams c) I can't choose between these two ladies of the screen...anyway, tomorrow is some religious holiday, so I'm going to be able to post again :)


  1. Hahaha! I take it you didn't vote on my poll then!? ;D For me, it's always been Team Bette - there's just something about Joan that grates on me. However, I respect that she was a great actress...just not as great as Bette in my books! This Louise Brooks quote sums up my feelings about them to a certain extent...
    "I like Bette Davis. I think she's a real actor, don't you!? I never liked Joan Crawford at all. Never. I hate fakes. She was an awful fake..."
    There was something at the end of the book "Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud" that told about what Bette said when Joan died. I can't remember exactly what it was, but, out of all the things I've heard/read them say about each other, this was the only nice thing. I'll have to look it out sometime. Anyway, I'll stop rambling now! Great post! :D

  2. ninguna de las dos es santa de mi devoción pero por otros factores yo creo q soy del team de Bette aunque la vdd ninguna me cae taaan bien =D

  3. Sophie: Yeah, you're right, I couldn't vote in your poll :) I think that what Bette said about the death of Joan was: "There is no need to hole up in an apartment and die alone. No. None. Poor Joan. I wish I could have liked her more." - And don't worry, I like ramblings :)

    Rena: jajajaja, yo en el fondo las paso a las dos por igual :)

    Thanks for commenting girls!

  4. They ARE hard to pick between! I just know I have to watch anything that either of them are in and I am happy. Even when it's something awful. I saw Berserk (1967) last night with Joan and recently had trouble getting through Return to Witch Mountain (1978) with Bette.

  5. ninguna de las dos es santa de mi devoción pero por otros factores yo creo q soy del team de Bette aunque la vdd ninguna me cae taaan bien =D



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