This is a great movie. I own a VHS copy and watch it every so often. Glad to hear it is now on dvd/blueray. My favourite part is always the “Sincerely” part.
I cannot express how much I love this movie, how much Sandy Dennis gives me life, takes it away and then revives me with her Oscar-worthy, masterclass performance in it.
I definitely nominate Dennis in ’82 and sometimes give her the win over Lange and Streep for Best Actress. It’s probably a sentimentality vote on my part though she is definitely a force in thi and would’ve been a fantastic and deserving winner. Cher and Karen Black are amazing as well. Actually, the whole cast is a dream. Watch out for Kathy Bates, too.
Please support this movie. If you haven’t seen it, pay Sandy a tribute and gift yourself wiyh an excellent pic.
This is one of Altman’s best, imo.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NP06CCW/ref=pd_aw_sbs_1?pi=SL500_SY115&simLd=1%5B/quote%5DMike Nichols is responsible for three Best Supporting Actress nominations for three of the stars of this movie. Sandy Dennis who won, Cher in Silkwood, and Kathy Bates for Primary Colors.
^ I love that. :’) Also, Sudie Bond, who plays Juanita here, played Thelma in “Silkwood”. She’s great, too.
Ijust ordered the Blu-Ray. I am so giddy about this release. To think, Altman shot this in 2 1/2 weeks all on one set teeming, I imagine, with physical manifestations through sheer will of the thespian of brilliance touched by fire; “the body electric,” to quote Whitman.-
Below is probably my favorite sequence in the film.
Sandy Dennis is transcendant and otherworldly here, but also so fast, witty and charming. It’s a powerhouse work that makes this release important for those into acting (esp. actressing).
I was born the day this movie was released.