Elizabeth Is Missing starring Glenda Jackson
A brilliant, suspenseful drama starring the incredible Glenda Jackson.
She plays Maud, an outspoken old lady suffering from dementia, searching for her friend who has disappeared. A brilliant mix of drama, suspense, dark humour and creeping terror.
Has anyone seen it?
If this was released in the cinema I think Glenda would easily get her third Oscar! It's on BBC Iplayer.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/31/2020|
It's definitely going on my to view list. I saw her as "King Lear" on Broadway last spring and even if the revival itself was a bit of a misfire, she truly was commanding. I wish they had filmed "Three Tall Women" which was nearly impossible to get tickets to the season before.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/06/2020|
You didn't miss much re: Three Tall Women. It was poorly directed and suffered from being in a Broadway house. Mantello didn't get the play. Jackson was fine, but much of the praise was because she was Glenda Jackson, returning from decades of public service to grace the stage again. The original production at the Promenade was much more affecting.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/06/2020|
I have to disagree with R2 about that production of Three Tall Women. I thought it was incredibly affecting. Jackson’s final moment with the two other actresses was something I’ll never forget. And it was worth it to catch Laurie Metcalfe’s ferocious monologue in Act II.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/06/2020|
I read the book, actually listened to the audiobook read by Davina Porter. I'm not sure a film would be the same experience, not better or worse, but certainly different. The main character doesn't feel she has a problem from her point of view, so we have to rely on the comments and actions of those around her to grasp how serious a condition it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/06/2020|
R5 it's pretty much like that in the film and the editing is very disconcerting. I feel like I don't understand the significance of the letter she receives and hides from her family..?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/06/2020|
I partly agree with R2 - the original Off-Broadway production was much better. My issue with the Mantello production is that (SPOILER!) if the 2nd act is about the three actresses being the same woman at different points in live, it was impossible to see how Metcalf could become Jackson (starting with the completely different accents). The Off-Broadway production was better cast in terms of serving the play vs. the boxoffice.
This new film sounds interesting. IMDB lists it as a TV movie so I hope it lands in the U.S. soon.
As for Jackson and LEAR, I gather the very different production she did in London was far superior. I don't always like director Deborah Warner's work, but she doesn't do some of the idiotic things that Sam Gold is prone to doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/06/2020|
I'll have to listen to the book again, which would be no problem as I don't remember most of the details. I do recall a scene where she tries to do volunteer work at a charity shop, completely messing up so that they have to throw her out when they realize she's incapable, which was very sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/06/2020|
R8 A lot of the humour seemed quite British and dry. The film was amusing in places and Glenda painted such a realistic portrait of Maud. It was compelling.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/06/2020|
Still don't her the ending. How did she know?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/06/2020|
After seeing "King Lear", I did a "Glenda Jackson film festival", finding copies of many of her obscure films like "Triple Echo" and "Turtle Diary" and watching "Women in Love" and "The Rainbow" back to back. ("The Rainbow" is a prequel to "Women in Love" and stars Glenda as her previous character's mother). There was also "Business as Usual" where she takes on the patriarchy as a woman wrongly terminated for confronting her boss who sexually harassed a co-worker. It was ahead of its time in several ways as Glenda actually takes the case to the House of Commons. Today, it would probably be a BBC movie, but as one of her last theatrical movies, it was a hint of things to come for her.
I know that Dame Maggie Smith did "Three Tall Women" in London. Rumor has it that the one person play she appeared in recently (Maggie) might end up at BAM.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/07/2020|
Anyone else streamed this on BBC Iplayer?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/10/2020|
Glenda played the lead role in the film of Garcia Lorca's "The House of Bernarda Alba." Highly recommended!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/10/2020|
She was great as the Nixon character in the movie that did Watergate with nuns.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/10/2020|
Glenda is tremendous and phenomenal in this TV movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/10/2020|
Glenda got anything else lined up?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/25/2020|
Boy is R2 wrong. The production was brilliant, including the direction.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/25/2020|
Sam Gold is the worst director currently working in the theatre. He did not deserve to work with Glenda Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/25/2020|
R10, you're a fucking cunt. F&F.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/25/2020|
[quote]Mantello didn't get the play.
Yeah, the Tony committee and the Drama Desks don't agree with you. As usual here, all professionals in theater especially the successful all suck. All of them, we get get it already....zzzzzzzzzz yawn...zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/25/2020|
Is that the only place to see it?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/25/2020|
Is that the only place to see it?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/25/2020|
I’m sorry, I seem to have double penetrated the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/25/2020|
It might be on Dailymotion now.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/25/2020|
Was Glenda the first Best Actress winner to show her tits?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/25/2020|
R10: I scrolled through quickly hoping to avoid spoilers as I searched for viewing venues for "Elizabeth is Missing."
Thanks, jackass R10, for your four word spoiler comment. Always type [SPOILER] before divulging any plot points and/or at least have the decency to bury the revelation within the body of a multi-sentence paragraph.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/30/2020|
R29 sorry, it wasn't meant as a spoiler. It's in the basic description of the program that the disappearance of her friend relates to her sister's death years before..
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/30/2020|
Anybody else seen this? Glenda got a much deserved BAFTA nomination for this!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/08/2020|
Never heard of it but it sounds perfect for me. I’ll check it out
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/08/2020|
She keeps her beaver put away in this one???
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/08/2020|
Popped "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on a few weeks ago on a rainy lock down afternoon. Forgotten how great film was including Glenda Jackson.
That British television production of Elizabeth R staring Glenda Jackson remains the defining performance of the Virgin Queen IMHO. Glenda Jackson got to reprise role some what later in film Mary, Queen of Scots playing opposite Vanessa Redgrave.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/08/2020|
Trailer for film Mary Queen of Scots
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/08/2020|
Glenda just won the Best Actress BAFTA for her performanc. Well deserved
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/31/2020|
For fucks sake stop with dementia flicks!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/31/2020|
I downloaded it on Piratebay. Great movie but like the poster above I was confused by the letter.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/31/2020|