Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I'm Sending a Letter to Daddy
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Dir - Robert Aldrich
Intense thriller with some stellar performances by leading ladies Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. It's equal parts creepy and sad, but there are still a few moments of levity - like Buono's priceless facial expressions during his first meeting with Davis. So glad they chose, allegedly on Davis' insistence, to ditch color in favor of black and white. Color would have totally changed the mood for the worse.
Also, I really think the song Baby Jane is famous for ("I'm Sending a Letter to Daddy") sounds a lot like "I'm Getting Nuttin' for Christmas".