Faye Dunaway obsession, will find it quite hard to believe that I only saw FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, her 1970 film Puzzle of a Downfall Child. The arty, before-its-time film, loosely inspired by one of the 1950s' premier fashion models, was never an easy one to locate after its release. It only played sporadically on television and wasn't released on VHS (nor, in fact, has there been a U.S. DVD release of it to date.) Quite by accident, I stumbled upon a good quality rendition of it on youtube and was able to snuggle in for a look at it at last.
During the scene above, the camera zeroes in on Dunaway's eye...
Faye Dunaway's favorite movie of the more than seventy in which she has appeared (not counting TV-movies.) No wonder! The entire film revolves around her and she's in every scene. It's a roller-coaster ride of looks, emotions, experiences and reactions. Fans of hers owe it to themselves to see it.
last year's debacle. She had four projects last year (of varying quality) after having failed to get her pet project "Master Class" off the ground as a film. (Parts of it were filmed with Al Pacino, Val Kilmer and others, but it will now go into the realm of other unrealized cinematic projects.) I wish that she could find one really good "capper" with which to end her film career after fifty years. I worry that, like her spirit animal Joan Crawford, if she doesn't, she's going to wind up in the equivalent of Trog before it's all over.