Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Cats, Kittens and Meows
"That's where Dunst's performance is key, and it's a challenge she meets with surprising success. Looking not unlike the real Davies, and with a splash of Jennifer Jason Leigh gravitas, Dunst gives her best performance to date amid a skilled older cast. Believable as both a spoiled ingenue and a lover to two very different men, Dunst endows a potentially lightweight character with considerable depth and sympathy. Overall, the script comes down hardest not on her or Hearst, but on Chaplin, who emerges at the end as a total self-obsessive who isn't even aware of the extent to which he wrecks people's lives." Variety article
I'm glad of not being totally crazy thinking in the resemblance that Kirsten has with Jennifer Jason Leigh.
In these six pictures it can be EXPLICIT enough.
"Peter Bogdanovich's first theatrical feature in almost a decade imagines what might have happened the weekend of November 19, 1924, when newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst (Edward Herrmann) hosted a yachting party that included Charlie Chaplin (Eddie Izzard), gossip columnist Louella Parsons (Jennifer Tilly), producer Thomas Ince (Cary Elwes), and Hearst's mistress, actress Marion Davies (Kirsten Dunst). In some ways Dunst gives the most impressive performance, uncannily embodying the flighty if mainly loyal Davies, though Herrmann's portrayal of Hearst is equally sympathetic and multilayered." Chicago Reader
Bertie Knox's kitty was named Ray, and Ray likes boys a lot.