Sunday, November 26, 2006

1974 : The Overlooked

Over at StinkyLulu’s (where supporting actresses get top billing) 74 is the magic number this month - 1974 to be precise. Which means the smackdowners have weighed in on another crop of nominees:
  • INGRID BERGMAN “Murder on the Orient Express”
  • VALENTINA CORTESE “Day for Night”
  • MADELINE KAHN “Blazing Saddles”
  • DIANE LADD “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”
  • TALIA SHIRE “The Godfather Part II”
“Orient Express” deserved representation – but not by Bergman. Madeline Kahn belonged in the mix, but not necessarily for “Blazing Saddles”. Cortese was good in “Day for Night”. But the lovely essence that lingers from that film is basically parfum de Bisset. Ladd is pretty good. Shire’s okay. But ’74 definitely offered other – and better – options.

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