Diva / Mensch pair for 12/4/19

December 4, 2019

I had such a fun time with Meryl Streep last month, I'm going to do the same thing with Nicole Kidman this month.  In each case it'll be a pair of movies done in back-to-back years.

 

Diva: *Bewitched* (2005)

Mensch: *Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus* (2006)

 

*Bewitched* was not a very good movie.  Michael Caine was the best thing in it, he alone seemed to have the right, breezy tone.  And why on earth was Shirley MacLaine playing Endora when Kathleen Turner would have been SO much better?

 

*Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus* was a peculiar movie, but I loved it.  It's really stuck with me, maybe I need to see it again.  And it's rude to say this, when the focus of my post is Kidman, but Jane Alexander is the thing I remember the clearest in her tiny role as Arbus's mother.  High WASP.

 

 

 

 

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