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Frank Perry, the film director

He directed David & Lisa, Play It As It Lays, The Swimmer, and Mommie Dearest.

His half-niece is singer Katy Perry -weird.

Does anyone have stories about him? He died in 1995.

by Anonymousreply 1812/27/2012

The Dunnes wanted Sam Peckinpah to direct "Play It As It Lays." He wanted to do it as well.

You have to give them credit--he would have been perfect.

by Anonymousreply 112/25/2012

Peckinpah descended from an old California ranching family. His history reminds me of Maria Wyeth's in PIAIL and Joan Didion's as well.

by Anonymousreply 212/25/2012

Faye is not a fan. "Mommie Dearest" pretty much destroyed his career. Before this, he'd directed The Swimmer and Diary of a Mad Housewife. After: Monsignor and Hello, Again.

by Anonymousreply 312/25/2012

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by Anonymousreply 412/25/2012

WTF is a "half-niece"?

by Anonymousreply 512/27/2012

Katy Perry's mom is Frank Perry's half-sister.

by Anonymousreply 612/27/2012

'The Swimmer' with Burt Lancaster is a great movie. Great soundtrack too.

by Anonymousreply 712/27/2012

Why'd Peckinpah back out of directing PIAIL? Intriguing to think what he'd've done with it. Perry's film is stilted and precious and banal.

by Anonymousreply 812/27/2012

R8 banal is your frigid critic

by Anonymousreply 912/27/2012

R9, translate, please?

by Anonymousreply 1012/27/2012

In PIAIL, Perry's shot of the LA freeway system writhing like a snake is awesome.

Maybe Peckinpah was too wasted to direct. He would have been ideal.

by Anonymousreply 1112/27/2012 translation could be that i want to fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 1212/27/2012

Didion's sentences, not to mention her blank white spaces, don't really carry over into film.

by Anonymousreply 1312/27/2012

I loved David & Lisa, especially Janet Margolin, such a beautiful and open actress.

by Anonymousreply 1412/27/2012

The icky-gay aspect of PLAY IY AS IT LAYS is kind of hard to watch. I mean, it's already in the book, but it's kind of laid bare and especially awful onscreen.

by Anonymousreply 1512/27/2012

Guys what does it mean 'the police was way over budget again'?

Don't be humorous please, i need a translation.

Thanks...don't get nasty.

by Anonymousreply 1612/27/2012

[quote]'The Swimmer' with Burt Lancaster is a great movie. Great soundtrack too.

Joan Rivers who had a bit part, claims she fucked Lancaster one night.

by Anonymousreply 1712/27/2012

Burt Lancaster 55 in all his glory as "The Swimmer" (1968).

by Anonymousreply 1812/27/2012
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