Athens International Film Festival

Mommie Dearest

Few people in movie history have reached the camp heights of Joan Crawford, except maybe Faye Dunaway on the year she was asked to portray Crawford on the big screen. In an unprecedented crescendo of acting hysteria, out-of-control facial expressions and all-around neurosis more suited to horror films that drama, Dunaway interprets the fallen Hollywood star like a female boogeyman on killer heels instead of the subject of an official biography.

Few people in movie history have reached the camp heights of Joan Crawford, except maybe Faye Dunaway on the year she was asked to portray Crawford on the big screen. In an unprecedented crescendo of acting hysteria, out-of-control facial expressions and all-around neurosis more suited to horror films that drama, Dunaway interprets the fallen Hollywood star like a female boogeyman on killer heels instead of the subject of an official biography. Scaring audiences into submission with her explosive temper tantrums and the size of her shoulder pads, she makes her two children flee in panic every time she spits out one of her immortal (and unintentionally hilarious) lines, like the classic "No more wire hangers!", which has nurtured camp lovers the world over. L.K.

Πρωτότυπος τίτλος: Mommie Dearest

Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Frank Perry

Σενάριο / Screenwriters: Frank Perry, Christina Crawford, Robert Getchell, Tracy Hotchner, Frank Yablans

Φωτογραφία / DoP: Paul Lohmann

Μουσική / Music: Henry Mancini

Μοντάζ / Editor: Peter E. Berger

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva, Mara Hobel

ΗΠΑ / USA

1981

Εγχρωμο / Color

129'

Αγγλικά / English

* Screened on September 27th


    Publication date: 2012-09-10 12:40:33

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