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I wouldn't think anything could put a damper on the TCM Film Festival which I have enjoyed every year, but this honor will stir much controversy I sure many Vietnam Vets who attend will be diissapointed about this but we must enjoy the festival anyway and not show up for events spotlighting her

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It should be noted that Jane is attending the Festival to honor her father and nothing more.

 

She has apologized to Vietnam Vets and many have accepted that apology.

 

But her appearance at the Film Festival is not about that but to honor her father.

 

As it should be.

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In the last three years that I have attended the festival, I have only heard how much fun it has been from all the passholders I've encountered, and the most vociferous statement that might be considered a complaint was that there were so many difficult choices to make. So it seems, Ritchie, your choice will be an easy one.

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I covered a press conference here in Houston years ago when Jane Fonda, her husband Tom Hayden, and some Frenchman whose name I've long since forgotten were touring the US complaining that the US government wasn't living up to some agreement with North Vietnam after US troops were pulled out of that country. Reporters from local, state, national, and international newspapers and wire service crowded the small room. TV people with their cameras also were there. Tom and the Frenchman did their bits first. Tom knew how to do media press conferences, of course, presented his story well and responded well to questions. He stepped down and took a fussy baby from the nanny who had been holding the child through the Q&A. Jane then entered the room from the single door in the back, squeezing  through the crowd and brushing against me to the podium. She was close enough for me to see her face had the smoothest, healthiest complexion I've ever seen, even on women with whom I've had closer and longer lasting contact. Either she had the prettiest skin of any human or else a really great  cosmetologist just a hairbrush away. Then she opened her mouth and proved to everyone she wasn't working from a script.  Oh, she had her words memorized, but it was like she was talking in bumper stickers. No matter what she was asked, she kept saying, "The US should live up to its agreement. So I asked if that included agreements with South Vietnam under the same treaty. She got a deer-in-the-headlights look and responded, "Abba . . .abba. . . well, the US should live up to its commitments." Lovely woman, but not a great debater. 

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Jane is no Ida Lupino.  I’m watching A Star is Born with Judy Garland and if it wasn’t for a couple of hard boiled egg shells in my coffee I might have to puke.

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2 hours ago, Thompson said:

Jane is no Ida Lupino.  I’m watching A Star is Born with Judy Garland and if it wasn’t for a couple of hard boiled egg shells in my coffee I might have to puke.

Curious why you would compare Jane Fonda to Ida Lupino.    I.e. of all the studio-era actresses why Lupino?  

Anyhow,  I'm a big fan of both of their work.          

It appears you don't like A Star is Born,  or is it just Garland,  or both? 

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