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"Feud: Bette and Joan" on FX

I for one am enjoying this immensely. Lange and Sarandon pretty much nail their respective roles and the ancillary casting is excellent as well, especially Alfred Molina as director Robert Aldrich and Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. They introduced Victor Buono in Sunday night's episode and Dominic Burgess looks like he is quite well cast for that role as well. And by the way, TCM is airing "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" next Wednesday at 1:45 EST.

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Yes. A TV miniseries based around the filming of a classic 1962 horror film which featured two famous actresses who appeared in various horror and sci-fi productions in their latter years and one supporting actor who guested on nearly every fantasy based series on network television in the 1960s.
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And since it is the only forum on here that deals with movies and/or TV it is pretty much the only place to discuss any show or movie (regardless of genre).
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So anyhoo, how's the show?
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I am enjoying this show as well. From the animated open titles, to the performances of the lead actresses that alternated each week with who gets top billing. Susan Sarandon is crushing it every week; she is the embodiment of Bette Davis. Of course there are embellishments, Jack Warner was a cretin, stabbed his brothers in the back when the studio was sold, but he was never as smart as they were.

Historically, Ryan Murphy and others had done their homework, was an accurate depiction of the last days of the studio system, Warner Bros. was the only studio that embraced television by putting their name on their product, and made a fortune, while their feature films struggled. They were also were about to give up control of their theaters, which a lot of them were sold in 1962.

Bette Davis and James Cagney took on Jack Warner and bested him in the 30ís and 40ís, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, would not only revive both Bette Davis and Joan Crawfordís careers by making them horror icons in the 1960ís but extended their careers until the end of their lives. The FX Channel has again has done quality work, canít wait for Fargo season 3.

I also like the way they take on age discrimination head on in this piece with each woman manipulating director Robert Aldrich still using their feminine powers that made them great movie stars in the first place.

I hope this is an ongoing series so that season two would focus on Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, or Abbott and Costello, that would be great.
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I am finally caught up. These actors are really putting on an acting class and clearly love their work! This is an excellent show and I look forward to more! How about Orson Welles and Randolph Hurst? There must be several others they can exploit!
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I am finally caught up. These actors are really putting on an acting class and clearly love their work! This is an excellent show and I look forward to more! How about Orson Welles and Randolph Hurst? There must be several others they can exploit!
Been done already as an HBO movie, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow as well. Since Ryan Murphy produces the series, there has to be some kind of "camp" attached to it. I watched All About Eve the other day, and Susan Sarandon continues to knock it out of the park, as Ms. Davis.
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For those who have seen the most recent episode - here is the real clip of Bette Davis singing "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane" on "The Andy Williams Show". Cringe-worthy, and a perfect example of what makes this series so great - as soon as I saw the sequence Sunday night I knew that it had to be real, but I had certainly never seen or heard of it. Its inclusion in the episode says everything about how far one of the greatest actresses of her generation had fallen due to age and changing tastes and what she was willing to do to stay "relevant" and to keep working as an actress.

Yes, that Bette Davis musical performance in last night?s Feud actually happened ∑ Great Job, Internet! ∑ The A.V. Club

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