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Subject: Re: Piper Laurie spotted again
From: conrad@brahms.udel.edu (Jon Conrad)
Date: 1991-01-14, 08:29
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article  fen@toyshop.lonestar.org (Gervase Fen) writes:

> >In the midst of the month-long TP deprivation, I had a special treat last
> >night.  A friend and I rented Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death,"
> >starring none other than Piper Laurie!

> >The movie itself was excellent (I'm partial to mysteries, you understand),

So am I.  However (see below)....

> >and Piper had a wonderful role as the evil stepmother who ends up getting
> >herself bumped off.  Wow!

Meaty role, but Piper really wasn't up to playing the all-powerful
family dowager/villainess.  It's one of the most inadequate pieces of
acting (from someone who's usually good) that I can recall seeing.
Her lack of power in the role pretty much wrecks the movie IMHO.

Jon Alan Conrad


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