Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Grey Gardens

We watched Grey Gardens on DVD last night. It was a doc. made in 1976, documenting the life of the Beales, mother and daughter who lived in the Hamptons and were related to Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onasis. It was The Glass Menagerie all over. Tennesses got it exactly right. My husband felt it was almost wrong to watch it, they were too pathetic. And they probably had no idea how crazy and sad they looked in their ruined house, with their menagerie of animals, endlessly going back over their lives and what might have been. Is it wrong to be a voyeur? That said, it was riveting, scary and heart-breaking. How many movies offer that? But they were being used, no doubt about it.

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