Jill Clayburgh (Unmarried Woman) died a year ago today
I know there's another thread but she deserved to be remembered with her name spelt/spelled right.
I'm reading a new book about Mazursky, written by Sam Wasson who wrote the book about Breakfast At Tiffany's.
Apparently, Mazursky, wanted Jane Fonda for the role of Erica Benton, but Fonda said it wasn't political enough. Anyway, I'm very glad Jill got the role. Very glad.
Also, there was a scene with Martin's girlfriend. The actress was so bad, Mazursky had to cut it out. I wonder who the actress was.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/25/2013|
Here's the link to the new Mazursky book:-
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/05/2011|
I'll definitely check out that book. Thanks, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/05/2011|
I've been reading some more of the book. HIGHLY recommended, R2. All in the form of interviews, inclduing interviews with people who were involved in the making of his films.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/06/2011|
Starting Over is a gem of a film, better now than when it came out and the very best work ever from Jill, Burt Reynolds and Candy Bergen.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/06/2011|
Linda Lavin and I used to give each other dutch ovens.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/06/2011|
Wonderfully funny scene between Kristen Wiig and Jill in Bridesmaids where they discuss Jill's going to AA. A lovely swan song for Jill althouh she looked very sick in the movie of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/06/2011|
I still think her performance in An Unmarried Woman was far more deserving of the Oscar that year than Fonda's overrated, wooden acting in Coming Home.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/06/2011|
Totally disagree with you R7
That was Fonda's year with no trouble. She brought the film to the screen herself and everything so they had to give her something.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/06/2011|
One of the first r rated movies i saw when i was 12 at the theater was starting over. Even though its a mild r rated film, i felt so grown up seeing this adult look at the dating world. Jill clayburgh was outstanding in this and especially an unmarried woman. Average looks. But you really believed that she was these characters. When she died we truly lost a fine actress.
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I totally agree with, R7. Coming Home left me cold and I've never had any desire to see it again since it came out.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/06/2011|
[quote]That was Fonda's year with no trouble. She brought the film to the screen herself and everything so they had to give her something.
Ingrid Bergman won most of the Oscar precursors that year and had she not won just four years before for Murder on The Orient Express, she would have won her 3rd Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/06/2011|
R4, that film is a gem.
I'm from Boston and loved that they shot it there.
It was a big thing for teachers to go for their masters degrees back then so Jill's character, Marilyn, shouting that out was classic and got a big laugh in the theater.
Candy was great in it, too. Her Murphy Brown had a bad habit of Punching! Every! Line! And! It! Wasn't! Funny!
But she was hilarious in Starting Over.
The film has a brief cameo by Kevin Bacon in the department store.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/06/2011|
Talking of Boston movies reminded me of, Next Stop Wonderland, which is mostly, apart from a few flaws, really good.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/06/2011|
She was a great actress. No doubt.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/06/2011|
I was watching Bridesmaids for the first time last night when I looked her up and realized it was the anniversary of her death. She was great in that small part, though as previously noted, obviously in poor health. I'm glad she got that one last good little part.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/07/2011|
Her vomit scene really grossed me out as a kid. I never liked to watch her in things because I was always reminded of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/07/2011|
[quote]But she was hilarious in Starting Over.
I don't know why you say that, she had none of the funny lines.
[quote]Coming Home left me cold and I've never had any desire to see it again since it came out.
I agree and I agree that Jill should have won that year, but 'Coming Home' was considered the more heavyweight title...one of the first Vietnam movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/25/2013|