Tuesday, July 6, 2010

less than the sum of its perfect parts

Lana Turner was born Julia Jean Mildred Francis Turner. she was lucky not to end up schizophrenic. unless she did.

john garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle in New York City. one of the coolest and talented actors in this world, i have yet to see him in a film that comes close to how special he appears.

both of them starred in 1946's 'the postman always rings twice.' this is their joint legacy. lana's 'cora' comes off like a far from innocent deer in the headlights and john's 'frank' comes off like a failed boxer who had too many women on his mind. the story is the stuff of pure pulp but still..... i blame the director.

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