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Frances (1982)

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Jonathan Banks Jonathan Banks
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Bonnie Bartlett Bonnie Bartlett
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Ernest Farmer
Jane Jenkins Jane Jenkins
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Jordan Charney Jordan Charney
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14 years, 1 month ago at Mar 10 7:09
I read a review of Frances that said it was a pedestrian movie that was only saved by Jessica Langeโ€™s performance. I disagree. This is a biographical film that doesnโ€™t try to play off the main character as a perfect hero, a saint or a slightly damaged hero. Frances has no moral to teach, and it offers no easy answers about her life and personality. That is not a pedestrian film, that is a brav... read more
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Description: As played by Jessica Lange, Frances Farmer is a rebel from the word go, winning a high school essay award by writing a piece in defense of Communism. Determining to become an actress, Frances is equally determined not to play the Hollywood game: she refuses to acquiesce to idiotic publicity stunts, and insists upon appearing on screen sans makeup. Her defiance attracts the attention of Broadway playwright Clifford Odets, who convinces Frances that her future rests with the Group Theatre. But once she leaves Hollywood for New York, Frances learns to her chagrin that the Group intends to exploit her movie fame in order to draw in ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 1983
UPC: 017153111897
Tags: Biography (7), Asylum (5), Drama (4), Rape (4), Mental Illness (4), Lobotomy (4), Religion (3), Based On A True Story (3), Atheist (3), Hollywood (2), 1980s (2), 1982 (2), Biopic (2), Drinking (2), 1930s (2), 1940s (2), Disturbing (2), Movie About A Movie Star (2), Rebellious (2), (2)
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" Frances is a 1982 American biographical drama film directed by Graeme Clifford from a screenplay written by Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, and Nicholas Kazan. The film stars Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer, a troubled actress during the 1930s whose career suffered as a result of her mental illness. It also features Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns, Christopher Pennock, Jonathan Banks, and Jeffrey DeMunn in supporting roles. The film chronicles Farmer's life from her days as a high s"


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" Director: Graeme Clifford Starring: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns, Jonathan Banks and Jeffrey DeMunn Biopic exploring the true story of Frances Farmer, a mold-breaking actress from Seattle who moved to Hollywood and gained notoriety for her unconventional attitude. After being lured to New York under false pretenses, dealing with her overbearing mother and an addiction to alcohol lead to a mental collapse. Institutionalized, Farmer is abused by patients and staff alike. "


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