They remember Doris Day because she's a singer, Bacall because she's Bogar's wife, Angela Lansbury because she was in Murder She Wrote, Shirley Jones ... do they really remember Shirley Jones ?????
My grand-parents, who loves movies, knowed perfectly who was Parker, as all my younger cinephile friends ... but, it's maybe a european point of view, because, for exemple, I'm almost sure they have no idea about Shirley Jones.
I believe It's the sociology who make the icons, not the talent.
Shirley Jones, if anything, because she was in the Partridge Family. Again, I said people of a certain age. Obviously teens and people in their twenties wouldn't know. Shirley was also in a lot of the Rodgers/Hammestein stuff in the 50's.
In Home for the holidays Eleanor Parker plays a psychopath that wants to kill Sally Field. For that TV movie alone Parker deserves to be remembered like a saint.
Jali Awards Best Actress 1920-1925
1920 Tora Teje, Erotikon // 1921 Pola Negri, The wildcat
1922 Anna May Wong, The toll of the sea // 1923 Marion Davies, Little old New York
1924 Marie Prevost, The marriage circle // 1925 Gloria Swanson, Stage struck
what are you guys even talking about now? I feel like i'm in a different thread.
hahaha, wow, that's terrible.
Also, Watts is a terrific actress, but she's kind of a limp personality in real life. That's why I doubt any of her work will be remembered except Mulholland Dr., because that alone gives her an iconic role. For some actresses, like Angelina Jolie, they never get a truly iconic role, but they're such an interesting personality that there's a guarantee they belong to the ages. Watts, like a lot of actresses and actors before her, will become a statistic.
Well, I think the film buffs are going to do their damnedest to keep Mulholland Dr. remembered. It seems to be a really strong consensus choice for best film of the 00's among critics and film fans, or at the very least a perennial part of the top ten.
Nanny Watts is federally fucked. No legacy for the Nanny.
Federally fucked? I don't know what that is but it sounds hilarious.
you guys shouldn't underestimate The Ring series as being a classical horror flick already. I know there's Samarah who steals the show but mainstream audience remembers Ellen Burstyn for The Exorcist or Shelley Duvall for Shining and will likely do the same with Noemí for getting tortured by that little girl.
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Can you find that ONE mistake?
Marsha Mason is an interesting one. It's incredible that someone can get 4 Best Actress nominations and be so obscure and relatively unknown. I honestly feel the closest equivalent to Mason today will be Amy Adams. She keeps getting nominated, but nothing about her screams "legendary actress".
It's also interesting that 3 of Mason's nominations came from Neil Simon penned screenplays. She seems to have been a muse who benefitted from Simon's popularity during the 70's and early 80's. Not many of Simon's films have stayed popular though. Mason might have been better remembered if she did her thing for Woody Allen instead.
I don't think Marsha Mason and Amy Adams are comparable at all, but maybe that's just me. And I'm no fan of Mason, but at least she has The Goodbye Girl to her credit, which is still a memorable film today.
If I would compare Amy Adams to anyone it would be Marisa Tomei...two actresses who have carved out nice careers out of strong supporting roles. There are plenty of actresses from back in the day more like them than Mason.
But, this is irrelevant.
After Chastain and Lawrence, I don't think this category is easy to predict at all.
You shut your goddamn mouth about Amy Adams. She's an acting genius.
Anyways, little late BUT here is the comment that was made in the GoldDerby forum:
This is exactly how it was posted.
"Now my life is sweet like cinnamon..."