So I finally saw "Frances" yesterday. No performance in a movie ever left me feeling speechless, until yesterday. I honestly believe the members of the Academy made a terrible mistake when they gave the award to Meryl in 1983. It should have been a tie. I say this as a fan of brilliant acting. Anyone who hasn't seen this movie should do themselves a favor and buy the DVD. I took some screencaps of the movie. Call this a tribute:
Arresting Sergeant: Your name? Frances Farmer: You jerks drag me down here in the middle of the night and you don't know who the hell I am? Arresting Sergeant: Your name lady? Frances Farmer: Frances Elena Farmer. Want me to spell it? Arresting Sergeant: And your address? Frances Farmer: Put me down as a vag, vagrant, vagabond. What is this, a joke? It's a joke? Assault and battery? Huh? I barely touched that bitch. Arresting Sergeant: Occupation? Frances Farmer: Cocksucker.