Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Ice Palace"(1960)
Posted on 05/18/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT by ReformationFan
If people think they hear too much about the Kardashians today, they should have been around 40 years ago. Back then not a week would go by without hearing what Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were or were not doing, were or were not wearing, eating, drinking, driving, fighting about or cheating with.
The closest we have to Burton in today’s actors may be George Clooney offstage and Jon Hamm onstage via Mad Men, Russell Crowe and Christian Bale come close. I don’t keep up with most today’s movies, but I can not think of any woman of today who compares in totality with Elizabeth Taylor, as she was both on and offstage.
Not a week goes by with out Jennifer Aniston being on the cover of a magazine.
Not that she's today's Elizabeth Taylor, but she certainly gets the publicity.
The window is slowly slamming shut on Jen’s debutante appeal.
Eventually, she’s going to run out of fake pregnancies as a way to garner new attention. She has to be rolling in money.
Jennifer Anniston may take the smart route like Drew Barrymore did, and start directing more than acting. Drew still has smoldering appeal today, even though she’s been around since before her role in E.T..The Barrymores have been a family of the theatre for decades, most times becoming overwhelmed by their addictions. Drew seems to have got control of her bad habits enough to start a family.
Elizabeth Taylor was incredibly beautiful, especially in films like “Island in the Sun” and “Elephant Walk,” before directors decided such a big star needed extremely heavy makeup.
Jennifer Anniston, *shrug*. Even when she was young, thousands of girls could have gone to her stylist and looked as good or better.
that was a good one, never knew it existed, just finished watching
I discovered it at a video store some years back after never hearing of it before. An enjoyable historical melodrama even though I thought it stretched credibility that Richard Burton’s character would prefer the relatively drab Carolyn Jones over the gorgeous Martha Hyer(who never looked more beautiful than in this film IMHO) and somehow he never noticed her until after Jim Backus pointed out her character’s crush on him.
If it were made today, I think it would make a good TV miniseries were they could take more hours to dwell on the history and develop the characters more.
I have also never seen Cimarron, guess I will have to check it out too.