how did i ever miss seeing this movie before today? i want to kick myself in the head...especially so, because i only put it on in the middle of it, so i missed so much.
but regardless, judy was more incredible in this picture than i've ever seen her. i kept whispering to myself 'amazing!'.
as far as scenes go, i will reiterate what others have said about the hospital scene. there must have been some kind of improvisation going on there, because it was so natural and real. both judy and dirk were talking so intimate together, and i must say i felt like a voyeur...peeking in on their most sensuous and comprising moment in their lives.
another scene was the one where judy is alone in her darkened bedroom and her son matt calls. she so wants to see him that day but he declines her offer. look at her face! it's a moment every mother can feel...such sadness, and yet trying not to reveal that in her voice. judy was stellar in this scene.
both her performances with the last title song, and the one of 'i'll go my way by myself' were unbelievably lovely and yet painful. in the latter one i was watching her hands that were at her side and there seemed like there was something that she wanted to display...maybe the anxiety of her lifelong struggle, or whatever it was...it just stirred me to no end.
i will look for this movie on the web and also on tv, and hopefully i'll be able to watch the whole thing. it's definitely not a treasure which should be missed.
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