It’s a fun thing to look back on, now that both LoT and the AV Club are over.
Marvel at the fact that the JSA is appearing on the big screen.
His notoriety isn’t related to his SNL contribution, though. Those others you’re talking about didn’t do anything noteworthy besides be on SNL. He, on the other hand, has a long history of getting in the press for his behaviors outside of SNL. So it would be bewildering if he were getting noticed for being on SNL,… Read more
Interesting. Is this something that happens alot? Atlanta episodes not matching, I mean
This is also yet another review pre-occupied with the runtime. I really don’t know what the hangup is that Atlanta’s length is brought up every week.
Just wanted to pop in here and say thank you again to everyone who’s read and commented on these columns over the years! You’re a very smart, insightful, funny bunch and it’s been so nice to share a little rom-com corner of the internet with you all over the years.
This article mostly discusses Hepburn, which is understandable since this was her big star turn (and Wyler knew how to use her better than any other director would for the remainder of the 1950s), but on my most recent rewatch of this I thought about Peck’s role and how his casting plays against the script: if you… Read more
I know I’m a broken record on this, but AV Club’s highlighting of this column (below another For Our Consideration) compared to that of Breihan’s action/superheroes/moneymakers (always page top) is a microcosm of the Hollywood dynamics for women and men as discussed.
I agree. I mentioned in an different part of the thread that I don’t think she’s very good at dropping her natural southern accent. When she’s allowed to keep it, it’s like watching a different performer. Maybe not quite as drastic as when you see Penelope Cruz act in her native Spanish, but similar.
I know about the Greystoke thing and it blows my mind. How do you get through the entire production without considering a recast, an accent coach or just rolling with it? How do you cast Christopher Lambert and then decide MacDowell’s accent is the problem? You’re right, I take back anything negative I’ve said about… Read more
Of course the “raining” line is supposed to be a joke. It doesn’t land because of McDowell’s delivery. But it’s not entirely her fault, as you say. The problem is her American character is being given the same type of dialogue as the English characters, and that very English humour doesn’t quite work coming from… Read more
I have a lot of sympathy for MacDowell. In her first film role (“Greystoke”,) her naturally southern accent was overdubbed in post-production by Glenn Close. Knowing that indignity, it’s easier to understand why her subsequent performances were done with such a measured (often crossing over into stilted) tone and… Read more