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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:08 PM
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Sad Obit for Farah (she deserves better)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/arts/television/26app...

The Burning Bed alone should garner Farrah some respect, but the heather writing the NYT obit (Alessandra Stanley) is just annoying.



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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:13 PM
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1. Some heather wrote for the LA Times...
...Farrah could act...people don't realize that just to appear natural on camera is acting and a helluva lotta people can't do it.
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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:14 PM
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2. The LA Times actually had some good quotes; The NYTimes is just bitchy

"Robert Duvall cast Fawcett as his wife in his 1997 independent film "The Apostle," about a Texas Pentecostal preacher who escapes to Louisiana after accidentally killing his wife's lover. Again, she won praise.

"That woman's work has been very underrated," Duvall told Texas Monthly, citing her Emmy-nominated performance in "Small Sacrifices," a 1989 TV movie in which her character kills her children. "That woman knows how to act."

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-farrah-faw...
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:15 PM
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3. That's not an obituary, it's an article in the Arts section
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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:19 PM
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7. It's on the front page of the NYTimes.com
And it is, functionally, an obituary.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:23 PM
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8. Here's her NY Times obituary:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/arts/television/26faw...

Goddamn, some people need to calm down.

What you posted is titled "An Appraisal".

Fuck.
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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:47 PM
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10. You had to search for the "official obit". The "appraisal" is gonna get more traffic and
the chiquita wrote it is a heather. Nasty piece of trash. Appraisal my ass.

And I'll see your "Fuck" and raise you a "Fuckin' A"
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:52 PM
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11. I don't care what gets more traffic; truth is, what you posted is not the obituary,
even though offered it as such and, seemingly, continue to want people to believe that it is.

Also, there's no rule in the book - even though a lot of jackasses here will tell you so - there's no rule in the book that says you can't be critical of someone who's dead.

It's just fucking childish to think otherwise.

The appraisal piece is just that - an appraisal. Warts and all. Just like a movie review can be both praising and damning. Otherwise it would be called "propaganda", and we are not supposed to like propaganda. I know I hate it like all fuck-out. I prefer to dwell in the world of truth.
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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:56 PM
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12. It's the first thing you see. The LA times had their obit on the front page
The NY Times knows this. Why that heather felt the need to add her fucking two cents on top of the official obit and why the Times thought her two cents was worth front page space is beyond me.

Critical is one thing. Being a bitchy heather is another.


An "appraisal piece" (WTF?) is a personal opinion, not really an objective appraisal. So don't go on and on about "appraisal" like it means something in the NYTimes. It doesn't.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:15 PM
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4. That's disgusting
If she were in my family I'd be furious!

When my mother passed away last August we agreed that I was to write the obituary and control all the writing about her. Am so glad that happened that way. The funeral home tried to change one sentence and I called them up and read them the riot act.
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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:19 PM
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5. I thought so.
You'd think Alessandra never saw The Burning Bed or any of Farrah's later work. Or maybe she just has something against the poor woman.
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