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Footage of G and Michael Douglas Rehearsing a "Fatal Attraction" Scene

She should've won an Oscar that year.

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by Anonymousreply 52November 21, 2023 11:52 AM

God, she’s amazing.

by Anonymousreply 1November 18, 2023 4:35 PM

She's okay.

by Anonymousreply 2November 18, 2023 4:37 PM

[quote] She should've won an Oscar that year.

She was ignored.

by Anonymousreply 3November 18, 2023 4:43 PM

Just BANG!

by Anonymousreply 4November 18, 2023 4:49 PM

She looks reasonably attractive there. I like her personality better than M. M tries to be self-effacing but The Grand Lady inside of her always seeps out. Glenn seems more down to earth.

by Anonymousreply 5November 18, 2023 5:02 PM

Isn't that her screen test and not a rehersal?

by Anonymousreply 6November 18, 2023 8:00 PM

“I’m not going to be IGNORED, Dan!” is one of the most iconic lines in cinema.

by Anonymousreply 7November 18, 2023 8:11 PM

Wow, rehearsal or not, she completely pulls you into the scene. And there's just so much going on in her character.

by Anonymousreply 8November 18, 2023 8:14 PM

R6 No, it's a rehearsal.

by Anonymousreply 9November 18, 2023 8:16 PM

Great film, legendary

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 8:18 PM

R6 It's a rehearsal. You can see they're rehearsing the dialogue, as well as the blocking.

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 8:19 PM

She does not include “Dan” here. Simply, “I’m not going to be ignored.” Was “Dan” in the script or did she add it in later?

by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 8:26 PM

R12 I also don't recall the dialogue where she talks about Beth being dull. I wonder if they removed that in the final cut.

by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 8:32 PM

She should go have done Grease 2.

by Anonymousreply 14November 18, 2023 8:33 PM

She should've won for Dangerous Liaisons too.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 18, 2023 8:38 PM

Wow, I've never seen her look more beautiful than she does in this clip before. She looked much more terrible in the actual film.

by Anonymousreply 16November 18, 2023 8:44 PM

R16 They made her hair wilder in the movie and they gave her darker eyeliner to make her look more sinister.

by Anonymousreply 17November 18, 2023 8:46 PM

R13 - the part about Beth being dull is not in the movie,

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by Anonymousreply 18November 18, 2023 8:49 PM

R18 They changed a lot in that scene. I actually like original dialogue better.

by Anonymousreply 19November 18, 2023 8:54 PM

The performance is almost what you see in the movie. This is on one of the DVDS. They also include Anne Archer's breakdown when she finds out about the affair. That is not nearly as ready to be filmed. Adrian Lyne must have worked with her a lot to get her where she needed to be whereas Glenn is ready to go.

by Anonymousreply 20November 18, 2023 9:09 PM

You don't see "clicks and whirrs" when she acts unlike M. I've always liked G better but M gobbles up every good women's roles.

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2023 9:10 PM

It's heartbreaking how she reveals she's pregnant and expects him to be happy. Then she turns on a dime to hurt and angry. Most excellent.

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2023 9:17 PM

G's actual screentest supposedly so wowed Adrian Lyne that he got up and ran down the hall to the producers screaming I FOUND HER!

by Anonymousreply 23November 18, 2023 9:18 PM

or maybe it was an actual audition come to think of it and not a screen test.

by Anonymousreply 24November 18, 2023 9:19 PM

R15, your clip is what I imagine is the nightly routine for EVERY DLer...

by Anonymousreply 25November 18, 2023 9:56 PM

R16-She really looks quite attractive in the rehearsal scene--just needs a little more make-up. Is it my imagination, or did Glenn become much more masculine looking as she got older?

Sorry I forget, too lazy to google it-who won again that year? No way in hell whoever won gave a better performance than Glenn. Michael was pretty amazing too. Much better than his performance in "Wall Street". Was he even nominated for FA?

Don't know who Glenn pissed off in Hollywood for her never to have won an Oscar? Harvey W? Meryl could never have given that kind of performance in a million years. The difference between them as actresses is really quite simple-Glenn becomes the character, while Meryl is always "acting".

by Anonymousreply 26November 18, 2023 11:45 PM

Cher won that year for moonstruck.

by Anonymousreply 27November 19, 2023 12:08 AM

Jodie Foster in The Accused beat her out for Dangerous Liaisons.

by Anonymousreply 28November 19, 2023 1:43 AM

Cher? " Biggest robbery since Brinks" as Grouco wired to Judy when she lost to Grace Kelly the year of "Star is Born". I guess Judy burned too many bridges. Still don't know what bridges Glenn "burned". I didn't see Foster in "The Accused", but I'm thinking she won because of the subject matter of the film; not because she gave the better performance. Jodie Foster is always Jodie Foster- another one like Meryl who does accents and wears wigs and is always "acting"--never "inhabits" the role like Glenn.

Never really understood the love for Cher in "Moonstruck"-thought it was a perfectly "adequate" performance, but hardly Oscar worthy. She actually much more convincing in "Mask".

by Anonymousreply 29November 19, 2023 1:58 AM

She really should have won for, "Dangerous Liasons".

by Anonymousreply 30November 19, 2023 2:28 AM

Glenn's lantern jaw has grown over the years; she was always handsome not beautiful. She's in danger of becoming a caricature of herself. I wish some producers would fund "Sunset Boulevard" so she could finally win an Oscar in competition. More likely, they'll give her an honorary award before she dies (how do they time these things?)

She should have won for both DL and FA.

by Anonymousreply 31November 19, 2023 3:37 AM

Glenn > Meryl

by Anonymousreply 32November 19, 2023 12:08 PM

Maybe she would have won if they had put a pinball machine scene in Fatal Attraction.

by Anonymousreply 33November 19, 2023 1:10 PM

Fatal Attraction has some of the best acting in movie history. Everyone is amazing in it, even the bunny.

It's also a movie that deeply divides men and women. If you're at a party and would like to start shit between male and female guests, start talking about Fatal Attraction and watch the knives fly.

by Anonymousreply 34November 19, 2023 5:12 PM

R34 is posting from 1988

by Anonymousreply 35November 19, 2023 5:37 PM

Glenn looks attractive in the recording. In the film, she's wearing the hideous fashions and makeup of the 1980s. Unflattering.

Her character in Fatal Attraction lives in an all white loft apartment in the Meat Packing district. Chic. With a glamorous career and sexually uninhibited. What does this character see in HIM? The fact that he is a family man? A challenge?

by Anonymousreply 36November 19, 2023 5:40 PM

The fact she has 0 Oscars but Frances McDormand has 3..

by Anonymousreply 37November 19, 2023 5:40 PM

I would agree that opinions have changed radically since the release of the movie. It still is divisive but nowhere near where it was.

by Anonymousreply 38November 19, 2023 5:59 PM

R35, People still talk about older movies you know. When IMDB had message boards, the one about Fatal Attraction was the most chaotic. The men and women were at war on that board. It's a movie that people still talk about today.

What is it with Gen Zers and their hatred of anything that was made before 2020?

by Anonymousreply 39November 19, 2023 7:45 PM

R39, I'm a Gen-Xer and I do recall when people would speak very heatedly about FA from my childhood, but I just don't think this is a film that still provokes heated debate. Also, the IMDB message boards have been down for years, maybe even a decade...

by Anonymousreply 40November 20, 2023 12:21 AM

Girls, GIRLS! You're both old.

by Anonymousreply 41November 20, 2023 3:15 AM

She killed a pet bunny, people hated her. It's her hairstyle they should have been angry with.

by Anonymousreply 42November 20, 2023 3:36 AM

r36 On the dvd there is a section where the art director talks about how G let him make her look worse and worse as the film went on (flat hair, dark eye makeup) He wanted it to show her mental decay and praised G's lack of vanity. He says you rarely find that in an actress.

(I think she looks pretty striking in the beginning of the film at the book party when they first meet. She's supposed to be a woman who would draw men's attention and I think she does that at the opening of the film.)

by Anonymousreply 43November 20, 2023 3:55 AM

r36 she has daddy issues. Married men are attractive to her. She gets to take him away from mommy. I think that is classic Freud.

by Anonymousreply 44November 20, 2023 3:57 AM

[quote] Jodie Foster in The Accused beat her out for Dangerous Liaisons.

Then and now, an utter farce.

by Anonymousreply 45November 20, 2023 3:59 AM

R43 which DVD edition do you have?

by Anonymousreply 46November 20, 2023 12:52 PM

Am I misremembering or was she not actually pregnant and just trying to trap Dan?

by Anonymousreply 47November 20, 2023 1:19 PM

I think this scene is meant to cast ambiguity on Alex' pregnancy but we see Dan going through her apartment and finding pregnancy tests so I think it's assumed she was actually pregnant.

by Anonymousreply 48November 20, 2023 3:04 PM

She is definitely pregnant, just like in Madame Butterfly.

by Anonymousreply 49November 20, 2023 3:39 PM

I concluded that Alex, who is BPD, made up the pregnancy.

by Anonymousreply 50November 20, 2023 11:55 PM

Not sure r46. I took it out of the library. It had a lot of extra features.

by Anonymousreply 51November 21, 2023 5:25 AM

She has an austere, stern beauty like Barbara Stanwyck.

by Anonymousreply 52November 21, 2023 11:52 AM
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