The Beales of Grey Gardens (The Criterion Collection)
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There is lots of singing and a lot of joy in this film. There are different shots of the house, as well, and LOTS of Jerry "The Marble Fawn." The reason for this, is that Al maysles and his crew felt it was interesting to show Jerry's and Little Edie's rivalry and how the mother got quite a kick out of that. In truth, Mrs. Beale had quite a history of pitting her "friends" against Edie, for the sole sake of sitting back and watching the fireworks fly! There are SCREAMINGLY funny passive/aggressive "observations" on Edie's part about Jerry all through this film. "See...the cats smelled Jerry. If he'd stay away for a month or two--I'm SURE we'd get at least two back."
I feel I must address reviewer "D Kascchaks" fixation with the Beale's dirty house.Read more ›
The content is as usual most interesting. Just wait until you see the 'fashionista' parade of outfits. Most important of course is another opportunity to view the lives of these eccentric fascinating women Just staggering. It leaves you wanting more, more ........ Hope the Broadway musical will be filmed for distribution on DVD.
That night, an appearance by Jerry Torre was incentive for me to see "Grey Gardens" on the big screen. I had just purchased the Broadway cast album and the song "Jerry loves the way I do my corn" was repeating in my brain as I waited in the long line to get into the theater.
Over 30 years of viewing, the Maysles film had made the Beales virtual friends of mine. Once upon a time, when I said that "Grey Gardens" was my favorite film, nobody had heard of it.
I did not know that a second feature would follow the interview with the "Marble Fawn".
As Ms. Beale pranced through the yard singing "You Ought to be in Pictures," my heart felt as though I was visiting an old friend.
As true today as it was in 1975, you'll either be fascinated or repelled by "The Beales of Grey Gardens." I now have two favorite films.
One thing is certain: you'll never forget them.
Al, if you're reading this - thank you!
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Great for Grey Gardens lovers! So much more information and insight into the lives of these wonderful women. Highly recommend!Published 1 month ago by Hannah Merricks
Had already seen this, so glad I have it on DVD now!! Love these women!Published 1 month ago by Anastasia
I am getting mine this Friday and CAN'T WAIT!! My twin sister and I fell in LOVE with the original documentary decades ago!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cathleen A. Fields