So many things happened this week. Do you mind if I comment about all these women in one post?
I've seen just two movies starring Patricia: "Hud" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". And I can say she was a terrific actress. I always remember that moment in B@t when she is getting out of a cab and gives a quick look to Holly Golightly.
I don't know why I recall this particular scene so much. Maybe it's because that mix of smiles and looks and her character realizing that she might lose Paul and that inattentive way in which she receives all the info about Holly Golightly.
Great posts were written about Patricia this week. But Sheila O'Malley's was my favorite.
RIP Patricia, you'll not be forgotten.
|Audrey: I have a feeling someone, someday, somehow is going to call my acting "twee".|
Rex: Don't worry, I'm going to give to this movie an extraordinary quality.
THR: Now you're working on a character who's definitely not ugly: You're writing a new version of "My Fair Lady."
Thompson: I was thrilled to be asked to do it, because, having looked at it, I thought that there needs to be a new version. I'm not hugely fond of the film. I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee.
THR: What is "twee"?
Thompson: Twee is whimsy without wit. Its mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that's not for me. She can't sing and she can't really act, I'm afraid. I'm sure she was a delightful woman -- and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don't and I didn't, so that's all there is to it, really.
And to Daily Variety she said:
"I find it chocolate-boxy, clunky and deeply theatrical. I don't think that it's a film. It's the theater piece put onto film. It was Cecil Beaton's designs and Rex Harrison that gave it its extraordinary quality. I don't do Audrey Hepburn. I think that she's a guy thing. I'm sure she was this charming lady, but I didn't think she was a very good actress. It's high time that the extraordinary role of Eliza was reinterpreted because it's a very fantastic part for a woman."I have to say three things. First, "My fair lady" isn't one of my favorite movies from Audrey. Emma has a point when she says that it's "the theater piece put onto a film". But I think that is precisely Audrey's presence which enlightens the movie, especially after Rex Harrison recites those long and misogynist lyrics. And it seems that being 'twee' is what directors asked to their Elizas to be. Just watch Julie Andrews.
Secondly, I'm assuming Emma hasn't seen "The Nun's Story" and "Two for the Road". Because I could call her acting 'twee' too after watching her in Harry Potter. But I don't because I've seen her in other movies. And I'm assuming that she hasn't heard Audrey singing Moon River either.
And finally, Audrey never said something like this in her life about a fellow actor. She never went bashing people. Yeah, Emma, you're right when you say you didn't know her.
Well, talking about "My Fair Lady", look at these:
A new Theater is going to be opened in Santiago next month and MFL is the first play they're going to show. Can't wait!
Just one more thing: Crazy Poll is sad, just three people voted. It doesn't want to change its name to Fail Poll. It wants you to participate :)