> please note that frances with lange was based on the real life of screen
> actress frances farmer who underwent a lobotomy in the mid thirties
> the film pales in comparasion to the life she led and no horror writer
> or screenwriter could have did justice to her life and lange did not begin
> to capture ms farmer
        On the other hand, Sheila McLaughlin's *Committed* (1984) shows
the life of Frances Farmer in quite a different manner, without the soft
focus, three point lighting, and extradiegetic violins.  It is worth
checking out for a comparison with its Hollywood counterpart.
        It's available on video.
        Gloria Monti
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