25 December 2008

separated at birth?

For years, I'd wanted to see Luchino Visconti's film "Ludwig," about Ludwig II of Bavaria. There are some of the hoped-for views of Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee, and Neuschwanstein but the placeness of the film is mostly internal. Inside Ludwig's madness and obsessions, that is. Elizabeth and I had had a discussion about Romy Schneider and she is indeed beautiful in this film, and we were thinking it a unique beauty. Imagine my surprise when reading the December 18th Times to see a picture of Stockard Channing, upcoming in "Pal Joey," looking rather like Schneider.
Stockard Channing and Matthew Risch, in "Pal Joey"
(from the N.Y. Times, 18.xii.2008)

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