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  1. My understanding is she had a trust set up for her, so there was no need to further provide for her in the will. It wasn't as if Bette simply cut her off. I had read that Joan was intoxicated on the set, but pulled it together once they started filming. You can see the episode on YouTube. It's not the best performance, and Joan was playing herself.
  2. I think the reality is that this was nominally a show about the feud between Joan and Bette. Their personal lives play into the feud, but it wasn't meant as a rehash of Mommie Dearest, nor was it a venue to revisit all of BD's issues with her mother. The book wasn't published until October 1978. It seems odd that the galleys would already be ready nearly a year and a half before publication.
  3. According to Vanity Fair, she knew her daughter was shopping around a book, and expected it would be bad. Her last will was done in 1976, but it isn't clear what was changed. Christina may have already been disinherited before her mother ever knew she wrote a book.
  4. I think the only reason that episode is even known is because of the connection to Spielberg. I don't know that it's considered a classic, or that anyone would consider it a "triumph" in terms of Crawford's career.
  5. I've seen this comment a lot, and I really do not understand it. Some teenagers are awful, some aren't. I view Tim as someone who has already been through a lot in his life, and is probably more mature for it. I think it's nice to see a generally well behaved kid on television, and I don't really want to see him turn into a stereotype of a teenager. Besides, the last thing this show needs is a regular character that is an angsty teenager. I mean, the show is Call the Midwife, not My So Called Midwife.
  6. According to Wikipedia, the last anyone heard from him was in 1991. I do agree though that it seems likely he is dead.
  7. I was thinking the guy is dead or in jail as well. I don't think someone who has killed and raped so many people just gives it up cold turkey.
  8. I think it's much easier than it seems. The police had a "confession," and it's very hard to overcome that, even if it seems obvious now that the police tactics were inappropriate. I laughed at how much 48 Hours kept going back to that. By that logic, there are a number of Hollywood directors who apparently spend their free time killing random people.
  9. My understanding is the network generally has the final say on casting.
  10. I did roll my eyes at Hannah's living situation. She had a lovely, fully furnished home and essentially free (mostly competent) child care for her newborn. It doesn't get much better than that. I did appreciate Loreen giving Hannah a giant reality check about what it actually means to be a parent.
  11. I think a number of people mentioned that John Waters looked nothing like William Castle. But more to the point, if an actor is playing a real life person, you'll always get comments about whether the casting is a good fit and how much the actor resembles the other person and managed to capture the real life person's mannerisms. This is particularly true in a situation where you have a 70 year old actor playing someone in their mid-50s. As to the episode itself, I was curious how much of the film was done on soundstages versus on location shooting. I know they ended up using a small part of the film shot with Joan (a very far away shot where you wouldn't be able to see her face) for when Miriam arrives at the house in the taxi cab, but did they have to go back an reshoot all those other location shots they would have done? Or was the reality of the situation that Joan was replaced while they were still doing location shooting in Louisiana?
  12. I think this goes back to the maxim of hearing hooves and thinking that zebras must be nearby.
  13. I don't mind the not giving a potential burglar a warning. For all you know, the burglar is armed, dangerous and has better reflexes than you. If they are breaking into a home, I consider them to have accepted the risk that they could be met with deadly force. I agree though about the potential it could have been Frankie.
  14. We don't know for certain as to the Oscar situation, but I do feel like it's unlikely that Joan would have arranged to accept the award on behalf of Lee Remick or Anne Bancroft if she wasn't trying to tilt the scales away from Bette. I do feel like they kind of are taking a stand on whether Bette was trying to make Joan's time on the Charlotte set difficult. I mean, they certainly implied that Bette was aware of what she was doing when she would sit next to Bob and give notes while Joan is filming her scenes, or suggest cutting Joan's scenes or lines right in front of her. Didn't Bob dress Bette down for her actions? Also, as an aside, I did love Joan's suggestion that they write in some kind of formal ballroom scene where Joan gets to look glamorous while Bette is relegated to the shadows, only able to observe from some hidden corner of the room.
  15. I agree. The actress is wonderful, and Monica Joan has had some moving moments, but they seriously underplay the danger involved in her antics.