|Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1985 TV, 122 min.|
Director: Jack Hofsiss
Cast: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, David Dukes, Penny Fuller, Kim Stanley, Neta Lee Noy
In this TV version of the Tennessee Williams play, Jessica Lange plays Maggie the Cat who is married to the alcoholic Brick (Tommy Lee Jones). Brick's family has gathered for Big Daddy's (Rip Torn) 65th birthday when Maggie jumps all over Brick because of his drinking. Hostilities also heat up between Brick and Big Daddy. Then Big Daddy learns that he is dying, and this news leads to more trouble as Big Daddy's children struggle over the legacy of his estate.
|Frances 1982 R, 140 min.|
Director: Graeme Clifford
Cast: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Jeffrey DeMunn, Bart Burns, Jordan Charney, Kevin Costner, Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Banks, Bonnie Bartlett, James Brodhead, Jane Jenkins, Rod Colbin, Daniel Chodos, Lee de Broux
Actress Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange) had everything going for her–except the ability to adapt to stardom, and her controlling mother (Kim Stanley) does not help the situation. As a solution to her problems, Frances resorts to alcohol, and her mother has her committed to an insane asylum. While in the asylum, a brain operation is performed on Frances, and she is raped by inmates. Finally, Frances is released to her mother's custody where she must remain until she comes up with a legal way to break away from her mother. Lange won an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the rebellious actress who was silenced by the Hollywood establishment.
|The Goddess 1958 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: John Cromwell
Cast: Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill, Betty Lou Holland, Patty Duke, Joyce Van Patten, Bert Freed, Louise Beavers, Joan Copeland, Gerald Hiken
This film is an expose on the Hollywood scene that gives little value to the real lives of its sex symbols.
|The Right Stuff 1983 PG, 193 min.|
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Veronica Cartwright, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Kim Stanley, Barbara Hershey, Pamela Reed, John Dehner, Scott Paulin, Charles Frank, Lance Henriksen, Donald Moffat, Mary Jo Deschanel
This movie takes an up-close and personal look at the original seven U.S. astronauts. It also shows the struggles of test pilots who broke the sound barrier. It is an excellent tale of the adventures pilots experience and manages to catch the spirit of one test pilot in particular: Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard). In addition to four Oscars, nominations were received for Best Picture and Supporting Actor (Shepard) as well as two others.
|Seance on a Wet Afternoon 1964 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Bryan Forbes
Cast: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Mark Eden, Nanette Newman, Judith Donner, Patrick Magee, Gerald Sim, Margaret Lacey, Maria Kazan, Lionel Gamlin, Diana Lambert, Hajni Biro, Ronald Hines, Frank Singuineau, Godfrey James
Kim Stanley was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role of Myra Savage, a fake medium, who hatches a plot to kidnap young Amanda Clayton (Judith Donner). She then plans to offer her "clairvoyant" abilities to the Claytons as the means of locating Amanda and bringing her home–for a price.
|The Three Sisters 1966 N/R, 168 min.|
Director: Paul Bogart
Cast: Kim Stanley, Geraldine Page, Shelley Winters, Kevin McCarthy, Sandy Dennis, Luther Adler, Robert Loggia, Gerald Hiken, James Olson, John Harkins, David Paulsen, Salem Ludwig
This is a fine rendition of Chekhov's play about three 19th-century sisters Olga, Irina, and Masha (Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis, and Kim Stanley) and their desire to move to Moscow where they hope to find happiness.
|1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1985)|
2. Frances (1982)
3. The Goddess (1958)
4. The Right Stuff (1983)
5. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
6. The Three Sisters (1966)
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