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What is your favorite JESSICA LANGE performance? (Part 2 – Film & TV Edition)

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  • Anonymous
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    #544054

    Here’s part 2.  I’ll share my thoughts on my vote later. 

    Again, be nice and vote!

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    black30
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    Asylum — miss lana banana, a lot of crying scenes, the name game

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    Anonymous
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    Ooo.  This is getting juicy. 

    I picked “Grey Gardens”.  I mean, how could you not?  She sang, danced, aged, raged, mimicked to perfection, and everything else under the sun.  She was phenomenal, Barrymore was phenomenal as well, the film itself was excellent and the story was not only true but relevant; still is.

    Amazing work.

    Also, more responses, please.

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    JayDF
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    Normal & Grey Gardens come close to getting my vote…but I will have to go with the first season of American Horror Story, Asylum right after Grey Gardens and before Normal.

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    allabout oscars
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    GREY GARDENS… nothing else of her work has come close for me…
    The performance of her career!!!!!

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    Miss Frost
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    Shoot I voted for American Horror Story but I meant to vote Grey Gardens!

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    Anthony
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    GREY GARDENS!!

    Although her work in AHS and Normal are both amazing as well. 

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    Titanium
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    I was torn between the two series of American Horror Story!

    Murder House- This has some sentimentality since this was the first time I’d seen her act and boy did she slay! Between shooting her husband and Moira, threatening to break Vivs arm, the look of delight at the dead babysitter, the arguements with Larry, and her grieving tears, her acting blew me away! The scene that sticks in my head the most though was when she screams at Addie (her daughter with Down’s Syndrome for those who aren’t familiar with the show) “You’re not a pretty girl! And you know it!” I tweeted that night (think it was like episode 3 or 4) that she needed to win an Emmy, a SAG and Golden Globe for it… And she did!!!

    Asylum – Well… She proved in this to me she could do ANYTHING!! Sing and dance, act like a slut, do drunk acting amazingly, play crazy, be angry, be terrified for her life, be catatonic, look like she was actually having seizures when she had ECT, be the crazy bullying nun and be brilliant when it came to tearing apart anyone and everyone with her acid tongue! All in all she proved that with her acting she could make you absolutely despise her and want her to get a painful comuppence, to make you love her, sympathise with her and want her to pull through in the end.

    I decided on Asylum, mainly because she had a bigger role in it though – on that note, do you guys think its as crazy as me that she’s been put as supporting actress for the Saturn awards, with Sarah Paulson as lead. They’re both leads! They should’ve both been nominated in lead and have Lily Rabe nominated (and win) in supporting. 

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    I’m happy Grey Gardens is winning…

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    babypook
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    #544064

    She’s great in GG (better than Drew imo) but I went with Rob Roy. Would have loved to see “Bonneville” up there. Or does that film not count here?

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    Anonymous
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    Would have loved to see “Bonneville” up there. Or does that film not count here?

    That’s up to you….

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    I should’ve included “Sybil” (2007) on the list, too.  Not her showiest performance, but a great one nonetheless.  She’s what she rarely is in film, tv, or theater: calm, serene, loving, and comforting.  She still has an edge here – she always does and that’s what makes watching her in anything so thrilling – but she’s also soft and glowing.  Like with “Crimes of the Heart,” I usually think of this film as Lange’s co-star’s film.  In this case, Tammy Blanchard is mesmerizing as Sybil and nearly as effective as Sally Field was in the original television production.

    Lange and Blanchard have real chemistry here and, though I find the original better, these two do it justice and then some.  Check out some clips and hunt it down online because it’s one of the few film’s of Lange’s not available on tape, DVD or blu-ray (well, most of her films aren’t on blu-ray yet )…

    Clip 1 – http://youtu.be/E4140cjgBYY

    Clip 2 – http://youtu.be/aUjEKXv4OyU

    If you want to see the whole thing, which I highly recommend, check out this youtube channel (it’s in parts):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d73YSNtdT3o&list=PLADB84195CD7388DE

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