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An elderly, uh, old man, in declining health.  Never an amiable person, he is now descending into a grumpy, irritable dementia.  He starts fretting, constantly asking for contact with his ex-wife who left the family decades ago.  Keeps moaning about getting a visit from the ex.  This goes on for days; a burden on everybody who has to deal with him.

 

Finally, his daughter sits down beside his bed and gives him the news.  There was another earthquake in California (untrue).  It was especially bad in the area where the ex-wife lived (still untrue).  Her house collapsed with her inside and she perished immediately (not a word of truth in it).  The old geezer grows more and more calm and quiet as the account progresses.  When the account was over, his beatific comment: "I won!" 

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Correct, nearing 70 Views.  Walter Matthau's last role, and not a bad swan song.  'Daughter' Diane Keaton directed, and 'daughter' Meg Ryan comforted him about outliving the toxic ex-wife.  Lisa Kudrow was the third daughter.

 

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This actress really fought to get this part, even though she was at least ten years older than the actor who would play her husband.  Some claimed that she would not be believable in the role, while others claimed that she was "too television", whatever that means.  But she had the last laugh--she got an Oscar nomination and was terrific in the part.  Name the actress and the movie.

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I found a reference to Sandra Bullock in a "too television" context, but it didn't match up.  Searched Bullock and Sarandon and a few others; a couple of possibilities, but the Oscar nominations didn't line up. You're sure of the timeframe of the incident?  2000 or after?

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Absolutely.  By the way, as a sideline, that term "too television" was also applied to Barbara Stanwyck when they were considering her as a presenter at the Oscar show one year  (This, of course, was after she had won Emmys for two different television shows.)  But back to your question, yes, it was after 2000.

 

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Thanks.  That was just a guess.  Now, a trend in movies over the last few decades has been to make movies based on old TV shows, and to include someone from the old show as a cast member in the movie.  June Lockhart appeared in the "Lost In Space" movie.  Noel Neill and Jack Larson, from the original "Superman" TV series, appeared in "Superman Returns".  When "The Incredible Hulk" became a movie in 2008, the producers wanted to include the original stars of the TV series in the film, but Bill Bixby had passed away.  How did they include the original stars in the movie version?    

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Thanks Miles.

 

This movie was shot in 12 days at the home of the director in Santa Monica CA.  An announcement that the movie had been made was released after principal photography was finished.  Most of the cast had been in the director's previous films and TV shows.

 

Name the movie.

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Thank you!

 

Though it received an Annie Award nomination for Best Animated Feature, the film was a box office bomb. After the film's failure, the studio's animation studio was shut down.
 
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On 6/15/2018 at 9:02 PM, LawrenceA said:

This controversial film was based on a book written by the story's protagonist. The book is non-fiction (supposedly) and is over 150 years older than the film.

Name the movie.

I know this is a few months old, but I thought I would take a stab at it.

 

Is it "Quills" about the Marquis de Sade?

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