August 07, 2008

Smackdown 1966!

Another month, another Supporting Actress Smackdown hosted by the inestimable StinkyLulu. This month, I'll be joining a team of Smackdowners to be named later in a review of the nominees from 1966:
  • Sandy Dennis, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Wendy Hiller, A Man for All Seasons
  • Jocelyne LaGarde, Hawaii
  • Vivien Merchant, Alfie
  • Geraldine Page, You're a Big Boy Now

Dennis is the only one of the five I've seen, so it'll be an interesting month. A Man for All Seasons and Alfie are classics I haven't gotten to, and I look forward to seeing them. You're a Big Boy Now was Francis Ford Coppola's film school master's thesis, and the cast includes Karen Black, Rip Torn, and Julie Harris -- should at least have some good acting in it. And Hawaii, I am told, is legendarily difficult to sit through, with LaGarde, a Tahitian who didn't speak English, delivering her lines phonetically in her only acting role.

Let the Smackin' Down begin!

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