Whatever Happened To Baby Jane
I have never seen the famous movie, but I have seen photos and short clips of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in it. This is a spooky, creepy story but it is told in a very amusing, campy way.
This book was way ahead of it's time. Being a child star is such a rough path in life. I don't know why, in this day and age, anyone would subject their own child to it. Before Lindsay Lohan, McCauley Culkin and Justin Beiber there was this little girl…
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With loads of suspense and a high creep factor, Baby Jane Hudson slowly goes off her rocker serving grotesque meals, committing a brutal murder (view spoiler)[of Edna the housekeeper (hide spoiler)] and generally cont...more
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“Then, as the room and the objects inside began gradually to gather dimension and shape, she leaned sharply forward, and her eyes widened with horror. For a space of nearly fifteen seconds she stood breathlessly still and then, with a low, animal moan of numbed disbelief, she put out a trembling ...more
This, this is one of the best. Secrets, regrets, resentment, outright hatred, craziness but still a hint of love and possibilities. If you are all "sunshine" and happiness, read this. I hope you become more human in all its sinister, dark but real facets.
A modern gothic tale, but timeless.
The movie versions were brilliant as well. The original one in 1962 with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis was a fucking master ...more
Baby Jane Hudson was the breadwinner of her family in the age of Vaudeville and never lets her family forget it. The tables turn when Blanche Hudson becomes the movie star and Jane is only gets parts because Blanche demands it in her contract. At the height of Blanche's career there is an accident that leaves her paralyzed and dependent on Jane. Jane seems to relish in the role of caretaker as this leaves her to torment Blanche and get back on top.
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The story itself is classic, and brings something new to the table for those who haven't been exposed to the film. Descriptive passages are vivd and real, characterization is full of depth and humanity. It's almost as ...more
Anyhow, I found the story entertaining in a creepy/seedy Hollywood Babylon sort of way, though it kind of sputters at the end. Farrell, a screenwriter ...more
Benché non abbia visto il celebre film, ho deciso di colmare l’imperdonabile lacuna leggendo il libro. Purtroppo non potrei fare un confronto con la pellicola, ma il romanzo mi ha soddisfatto appieno: un po’ datato, certo, ma carico di una tensione emotiva e narrativa che mantiene dalla prima all’ultima pagina.
Baby Jane, grottesca bambina prodigio mai cresciuta, è, al contempo, carceriera e vittima, persa com’è in un irreale Paradiso in cui le lancette si fermano, i boccoli n ...more