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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:14 PM

Kathleen Turner stars as Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins!

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Reply Kathleen Turner stars as Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins! (Original post)
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 OP
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #1
Bennyboy Feb 2013 #2
Hekate Feb 2013 #4
eallen Feb 2013 #14
zentrum Feb 2013 #17
Bennyboy Feb 2013 #3
lame54 Feb 2013 #5
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #6
demwing Feb 2013 #7
proReality Feb 2013 #9
MsPithy Feb 2013 #16
tavalon Feb 2013 #20
Hekate Feb 2013 #27
shcrane71 Feb 2013 #8
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #10
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #11
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #15
SemperEadem Feb 2013 #24
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #26
NV Whino Feb 2013 #12
tavalon Feb 2013 #21
mnhtnbb Feb 2013 #13
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #18
tavalon Feb 2013 #19
GiaGiovanni Feb 2013 #22
pam4water Feb 2013 #23
joanbarnes Feb 2013 #25

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:18 PM

1. She doesn't quite have Molly's Texas drawl and cadence down. Molly said outrageous things, but....

....with an understated delivery.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:28 PM

2. RIGHT YOU ARE

 

Molly had a certain friendliness that this doesn't seem to have. This seems a bit preachy.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:52 PM

4. Right -- she needs to work on it a bit. Molly deployed those dimples...

I wish I could have heard more of her, but I have read her books. I can hear her cadence in them.

She was able to record the most outrageous goings-on in Texas with an absurdist's eye. Her knowledge was deep, her capacity for outrage was as well -- but she loved Texas and she loved the US, and that shone through despite her devastatingly witty take on characters and events.

I remember when Ross Perot was running for president Molly came on one of the late night talk shows, and of course his name came up. She said he'd phoned her one time, said he sounded just like a chihuahua, and did a dead-on imitation of Perot that had the audience in stitches.

Hekate

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:55 PM

14. Yeah, speaking as a Texan, that hurt my ears.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:49 PM

17. Yup, she lacks

...Molly's great charm and gentleness of voice. Molly's intellectual barbs were much more effective delivered in that refined way she had. She had more irony too than Turner seems to understand.

Seems to me this broad, almost drunk sounding southerner, is who Turner is always playing.

I miss Molly so much.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:31 PM

3. Carolyn Wonderland for Molly.....

 

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:55 PM

5. It's not Kathleen Turner's day on DU

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Response to lame54 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:35 PM

6. why not?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:45 PM

7. Molly Ivins at a Mother Jones fundraiser

She tells the Perot story (see Hekate's post #4) early in the recording

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Response to demwing (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:25 PM

9. Thanks for posting this one, I hadn't seen it.

God, I loved that woman and her biting wit.

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Response to demwing (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:30 PM

16. That is the best six and a half minutes

of political commentary that I have heard in a long time! Oh! My! What she would have to say about today's republicans!

Thanks.

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Response to demwing (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:42 PM

20. Dayum, I loved that woman!

Her and Ann Richards. I could listen to the two of them genteelly eviscerate so many deserving subjects and never break a sweat.

While I'm not from Texas, I lived there 22 years and can spot a fake accent anywhere, any way. That's why Dubya pissed me off so much. If he had just not affected that damn accent, I could have put up with his asshole games so much easier. I didn't appreciate my ears bleeding every single time that fool opened his mouth. He couldn't even be bothered, with all the money his family has, to get a good speech coach or more likely, couldn't be bothered to practice. He figured it sounded dumb to his ears and he was dumb so voila! Only, a true Texas southern accent doesn't sound dumb, it's languid.

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Response to demwing (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:50 PM

27. Oh my. Self-deprecating, deadpan, and razor-sharp wit.

She had it all.

RIP Molly. We'll not see your like again.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:10 PM

8. I sorely miss Molly Ivins.

It *is* a bit difficult to be understated on the stage, is it not? I've often found that stage performances aren't nearly as enjoyable to watch on the screen as they are live.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:49 PM

10. There is no one who can play Molly. She is missed. She would have a field day with

 

the tea party people. But then again maybe it's better she isn't here to see how the republican party is destroying the country.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:53 PM

11. To play that role is to honor Molly, and to remember her. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:56 PM

15. I love Kathleen Turner. I think she is doing her best.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:39 AM

24. I do, too...

at least someone is out there giving Ivins another voicing, bringing her words to folks who may never have heard of her before.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:35 AM

26. I don't think she is trying to be Molly. She does try to bring her spirit.

 

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:53 PM

12. Kathleen doesn't make it, but here's a close second to Molly

http://juanitajean.com/

Check her out. She has the same soft wit and folksy humor that Molly did.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:44 PM

21. Heck we had one of our own here on DU until "we" took to running her out on a rail.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:54 PM

13. I saw her in DC at The Arena Stage. Thought she did a very good job

with the part...but yes, she did have an inconsistent accent.

It happened to be the night of the first debate last fall. As I was
walking back to my hotel, every bar I passed had TV turned to the debate.
I made a conscious decision not to pop in and watch the remainder of the debate.
When I heard about how it turned out...boy, was I glad I did. I hadn't wanted
to spoil the great feeling of 'hearing' Molly with the crap that would
come out of Romney's mouth!

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:00 PM

18. Saw the one lady play at our local theater.

 

It was really good.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:30 PM

19. Ow,

Molly Ivins was my favorite writer, ever. And Kathleen Turner is an amazing artist. Sadly, these are two tastes that don't go well together.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:02 PM

22. The real Molly Ivins speaking at Toulane

 

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:18 AM

23. I miss Molly even though I never met her XD

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:44 AM

25. Its great to remember St. Molly Ivins.

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