Oliver Stone's Five Films About Strong Women
Oliver Stones Five Films About Strong Women
Faye Dunaway in "
Network" (1976) is certainly one of the coldest bitches of all time, but is hilarious to watch in her mannerisms, Paddy Chayefsky's dialogue, and her cool toying with William Holden's love and marriage. I thought Dunaway was equally effective in "Mommie Dearest" (1981). She was a better Joan Crawford than even Joan Crawford. That film rips me up. Dunaway was priceless because she was not looking to gain the audience's love or sympathy in any way. Actually, it works that way better. I don't think that a lot of the actresses today have the guts to approach what she did, except for Theron in some of her recent efforts.