Saturday, January 15, 2011
james vs. jo
"The success of that film is due to director Elia Kazan. Jimmy couldn’t do the same take twice because he had no training. He couldn’t match long shots with close ups -- that was still beyond him. There is a great performance buried in it – Jo Van Fleet as the mother, she's a force unto herself. In scenes with Jimmy, she just blows him away.' raymond massey
sour grapes. don't get me wrong, i think raymond is great. gosh, i love everyone in the movie. burl ives!
'east of eden' was broadway stage actress jo van fleet's first film and she took home an oscar for her efforts to not upstage jimmy. ha ha ha.
p.s. dear raymond, maybe you and jo were better but we all KNEW JUST HOW CAL FELT.