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    Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Secrets & Lies is the latest supporting performance I fell in love with. She was just so perfect for this role.

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    The fascinating thing about Piper Laurie’s performance is that she misunderstood the film at first. (I’m getting this from her autobiography.)

    She was married to the film critic of the Village Voice at the time and he told her Brian De Palma makes far out black comedies so she took the role thinking they wanted a comic performance. (She also thought it was a comedy because her interview/audition with De Palma went really well and they shared the same sense of humor and laughed a lot together during it.)

    Then she went to the first day of rehearsals and Sissy Spacek was playing it so seriously like her life depended on it. She went home and told her husband I don’t think this film is meant to be funny and slightly adjusted her performance.

    I think that is why it is so great. She’s horrifying and cruel but also a bit comical at times in how close to going over the top she is. Love that story!

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    The fascinating thing about Piper Laurie’s performance is that she misunderstood the film at first. (I’m getting this from her autobiography.) She was married to the film critic of the Village Voice at the time and he told her Brian De Palma makes far out black comedies so she took the role thinking they wanted a comic performance. (She also thought it was a comedy because her interview/audition with De Palma went really well and they shared the same sense of humor and laughed a lot together during it.) Then she went to the first day of rehearsals and Sissy Spacek was playing it so seriously like her life depended on it. She went home and told her husband I don’t think this film is meant to be funny and slightly adjusted her performance. I think that is why it is so great. She’s horrifying and cruel but also a bit comical at times in how close to going over the top she is. Love that story!

    It’s fantastic. Watch this short interview with her. She says she laughed a lot in between takes, and the interviewer assumes laughter was needed to lighten the mood. her response is hilarious. I’m a huge Carrie fan lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhh-XX7mlDA

    watch I May Destroy You

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    It’s fantastic. Watch this short interview with her. She says she laughed a lot in between takes, and the interviewer assumes laughter was needed to lighten the mood. her response is hilarious. I’m a huge Carrie fan lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhh-XX7mlDA

    Thanks for the clip! Interesting how she’d laugh after her scenes. Spacek has said she kept to herself and had announced at the beginning of filming that she wasn’t going to talk much to the other actors off camera because it would help her feel isolated from them but they shouldn’t take it personally. I can picture Laurie laughing and having a grand time and Spacek sulking away…just like the characters did. Carrie is one of my all time favorite films. I’ve heard Brian De Palma say he had a crush on her one he was a kid so when he saw her name on the casting directors list of possibilities he said bring her in for an interview mostly because he just wanted to meet her. Then they hit it off and the rest is film history. Too bad she didn’t get an Oscar. I love Beatrice Straight’s performance too. That is one of those annoying years with two deserving nominees and then other years have none. Such is the Oscars.

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    Piper Laurie ate that film up. The year she was nominated had one of the best supporting actress lineups.

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    Judy Parfitt – Dolores Claiborne
    Laurie Metcalf – ladyBird
    Meryl Streep – Adaptation
    Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help
    Youn Yuh Jung – Minari

    Meryl Streep – Kramer Vs Kramer
    Shelley Winters – Diary Of Anne Frank
    Piper Laurie – Carrie
    Shelley Winters – The Poseidon Adventure
    Rita Moreno – West Side Story

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    Which movie is that from?

    Loving all the Rachel Weisz mentions but how come no love for Dianne Wiest? She is the queen of supporting!

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    Which movie is that from?

    The Princess Bride.

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    I’m gonna list my favorite Academy Award winning Supporting Performances:

    Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Javier Bardem – No Country For Old Men

    Octavia Spencer – The Help

    Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

    Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

    Christopher Plummer – Beginners

    Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

    J. K. Simmons – Whiplash

    Allison Janney – I, Tonya

    Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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    Then she went to the first day of rehearsals and Sissy Spacek was playing it so seriously like her life depended on it. She went home and told her husband I don’t think this film is meant to be funny and slightly adjusted her performance.

    I seem to remember Laurie saying she did a take where she went all out and hammed it up (I think it was the scene where she starts hurting herself in anxiety over Carrie going to the prom) and De Palma said something like “What are you doing, you’re going to get a laugh.” Of course that had been exactly what she’d been going for so she immediately had to re-adjust. She might’ve felt embarrassed at the time because when she’d first read the script she’d thought it was bad, before her husband had suggested it might be satirical or a black comedy–which in a way it was. I relish how Laurie willingly enters into De Palma’s world of camp and frenzy, yet she is able to pull back and allow us to see how hurt and threatened her character is and how it motivates her actions. In brief moments she almost seems like an ordinary mother, concerned for her daughter.

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    a quick list:

    Chloe Sevigny in Boys Don’t Cry

    Sylvia Miles in Midnight Cowboy

    Ruth Gordon in Rosemary’s Baby

    Kathleen Byron in Black Narcissus

    Chieko Higashiyama in Tokyo Story

    Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate

    Seymour Cassel in Faces

    Karen Black in Five Easy Pieces

    Ingrid Thulin in Cries & Whispers

    Stephane Audran in The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie

    Linda Blair in The Exorcist

    Lily Tomlin in Nashville

    Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver

    Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich

    Patton Oswalt in Young Adult

    Agata Kulesza in Ida

    Viola Davis in Fences

     

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    Which movie is that from? Loving all the Rachel Weisz mentions but how come no love for Dianne Wiest? She is the queen of supporting!

    She is so great in Parenthood.

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    Taraji P. Henson was magical in Hustle & Flow.

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    Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver

    Have to say that one is indeed among the all-time best. Incredible performance.

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