Sunday, October 06, 2013

A response to Watching Her Drown by Francine Prose | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Watching the demise of Jasmine might be disturbing, but is Allen the only creator involved, and is that creation only negative? Allen has said he allows his actors to work, and here Blanchett's performance is likely the winner. Allen chose the material and directed, but Cate acted, and she made real a character that is unlike her real self.

Watching Her Drown by Francine Prose | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
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