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Feud 1.08: You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends? - Season Finale

24 April 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In the season one finale, Joan goes to the dentist, Bette gets roasted, and the show answers the question “If you could have any four people over for dinner, dead or alive…?”

by Jorge Molina

Last night, after seven weeks of behind-the-scenes introspections, gargantuan character work, and many, many hats, Feud reached its conclusion. And if it accomplished anything, it was making clear that, underneath the two legends the world knows as Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, there were two broken women with an eternal strive for outside validation, left empty once the cameras stopped rolling.

The finale presents the last years in the careers of Joan (Jessica Lange) and Bette (Susan Sarandon). But mostly Joan. Because she seemed to have been the most natural recipient of all the themes Ryan Murphy and company wanted to make evident: ageism, mysogny, merciless sacrifice for Hollywood, estrangement, ingratitude, and, mostly, pain »

- Jorge Molina

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Feud: Season Two; Ryan Murphy Talks About What's Next for the FX Series

24 April 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While the first season of his Feud TV show on FX took a deep dive into the divide between feature film doyens Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, creator Ryan Murphy is heading across the pond for season two in Feud: Charles and Diana. Feud, season one, stars Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman, Alison Wright, Dominic Burgess, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, and Kiernan Shipka.Showrunner Murphy is writing the second season of Feud with Jon Robin Baitz, late of The Slap, which was cancelled by NBC after one season in 2015. The two are executive producing with Dede Gardner, Plan B Entertainment, and Alexis Martin Woodall.Read More… »

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‘Feud: Bette & Joan’ Finale Recap: The Rivalry Comes To A Close

24 April 2017 2:05 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Feud on FX came to an end on April 23, ending the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Feud: Bette And Joan Finale Recap The final episode jumped between timelines, beginning in 1979 when Bob Aldrich’s assistant Pauline runs into Crawford at the airport, sitting in a wheelchair drunk and alone. “She seemed very much […]

  Source: uInterview

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- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Review: Feud: Bette And Joan, A Tale of Melancholy

24 April 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

A cloud of melancholy hangs over the eight episodes that comprise Feud: Bette and Joan, a limited series that has completed its run on U.S. cable network FX. Nostalgia creeps in at the edges and occasionally threatens to overwhelm the players in a series that focuses initially on the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Much of the early fascination for me came in watching the recreations of scenes from the movie, and then pulling back to show the interactions between Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and director Robert Aldrich (Alfred Molina), on and off the set. The series, created by Ryan Murphy, Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam, had much greater ambitions than simply recreating scenes, however, and as the...

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Jessica Lange on the "Extraordinary Experience" of Playing Joan Crawford in Feud: Bette and Joan

24 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It sounds like Jessica Lange loved playing Joan Crawford as much as fans loved watching her on Feud: Bette and Joan. "I certainly learned a lot about Joan Crawford that I never knew before and inhabiting her was an extraordinary experience, really," Lange told E! News at a Feud: Bette and Joan Fyc event. "I found all sorts of contradictions and wonderful strengths and weaknesses, an incredible past. She's a very complex character…To be given a role like this, it was great in that I was able to go to so many different areas and to play so many different emotions." Feud: Bette and Joan told the story of the legendary feud between Crawford and Bette Davis. The two only starred in one movie »

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Finale: Ep Tim Minear Avoided A “Petty Bitchfest”

24 April 2017 12:22 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In the finale of Feud: Bette and Joan, infamous rivals Joan Crawford and Bette Davis sweetly apologized to each other–a scene that apparently never happened in real life. The latest of Ryan Murphy's anthologies, Feud in this first season follows the two Hollywood legends as they 'age out' of their acting careers and battle each other for supremacy, set against the backdrop of making their only film together–Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. However, the finale wasn't a case… »

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‘Feud: Bette And Joan’: Ryan Murphy Reveals Why Hiring Women to Write and Direct Mattered So Much

23 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Feud” Episode 8, “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”]

Ryan Murphy knows what you thought “Feud: Bette and Joan” was going to be. And he believes that the show worked because, ultimately, it wasn’t.

“I think people were maybe thinking it was gonna be just a campy, bitchy exploration of these two women,” he told IndieWire from the set of “Versace: American Crime Story,” which has just begun filming. “But I was never interested in that. I was really interested in the sadness and the regret and the pain and also the reward, and just to show how hard they worked. Not only at their careers but on their facades.”

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: Alison Wright On How Her Fictional Character May Fare Better Than Real Women in Film

Facades make up a major part of the FX drama, which chronicled the long-time rivalry between Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange »

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‘Feud: Bette And Joan’: Ryan Murphy Reveals Why Hiring Women to Write and Direct Mattered So Much

23 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Feud” Episode 8, “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”]

Ryan Murphy knows what you thought “Feud: Bette and Joan” was going to be. And he believes that the show worked because, ultimately, it wasn’t.

“I think people were maybe thinking it was gonna be just a campy, bitchy exploration of these two women,” he told IndieWire from the set of “Versace: American Crime Story,” which has just begun filming. “But I was never interested in that. I was really interested in the sadness and the regret and the pain and also the reward, and just to show how hard they worked. Not only at their careers but on their facades.”

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: Alison Wright On How Her Fictional Character May Fare Better Than Real Women in Film

Facades make up a major part of the FX drama, which chronicled the long-time rivalry between Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange »

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'Feud' Showrunner Explains the Finale's Hopeful Ending

23 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[This story contains spoilers from the season finale of FX's Feud: Bette and Joan.]

All this time they could have been friends.

That was the question FX anthology Feud: Bette and Joan left viewers with when it wrapped its look at the infamous feud between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during Sunday’s finale.

With production on HushHush, Sweet Charlotte wrapped, the series flashed forward between 1969 and 1978 to showcase Crawford's slow decline as she hit the lowest of lows for her work on the B flick Trog. Meanwhile, Davis took any and every opportunity thrown her »

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Ryan Murphy Explains Feud's Ending

23 April 2017 8:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Anyone who initially tuned into Feud: Bette and Joan expecting a vicious catfight between a wire-hanger-tossing Joan Crawford and a head-kicking Bette Davis might be a little surprised at the direction the miniseries took--particularly in tonight's finale.  It was a haunting and emotional look at the final days of Joan and Bette, and how they both ultimately felt tossed aside – not only by the industry that made them famous but also by their own family and in particular, their daughters. The one bright beacon of light was a scene in which Joan and Bette had one last hurrah at Joan's apartment, laughing and making amends, which was of course, only ultimately a hallucination of a cancer-stricken Joan. »

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Fact-Checking Feud: Bette and Joan's Finale: Was It Really That Depressing?

23 April 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

All good things must come to an end. On Sunday night, Feud: Bette and Joan brought the story of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's infamous rivalry to a close, with the FX anthology hit airings its season one finale. (Season two will be Feud: Charles and Diane, in case you missed the Internet's meltdown over the news!) But unlike most finales, Feud went out with a whisper, not a bang, as Bette (Susan Sarandon) and Joan's (Jessica Lange) later years, regrets and struggles were examined, and shined a light on how lonely and isolated Hollywood can make an aging star feel.  But how much of  "You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?" was accurate? We're fact-checking Feud: »

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Exclusive: Jessica Lange Has 'No Plans' to Return to 'American Horror Story'

22 April 2017 5:18 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Don't count on seeing Jessica Lange in another season of American Horror Story.

The 68-year-old icon may be a favorite in Ryan Murphy's wheelhouse of actresses appearing in his many FX shows, but as she told Et on Friday, she has "no plans' to return to Ahs.

Watch: Jessica Lange Throws Supreme Levels of Shade at Lady Gaga Over 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

"I have no plans to at this point, no," the Feud star revealed at the series' For Your Consideration event, after making her last appearance in 2014's American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Lange has instead been focusing on her role as Joan Crawford in Feud.

"I think the work speaks for itself. If they like it, they like it, if they don’t, they don’t," she said of critics' opinion of the show as awards season approaches. "I think what we did was to try and portray this story »

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Ryan Murphy Absolutely Loved Olivia de Havilland’s Delightfully Shady Email About Feud

22 April 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fans of Ryan Murphy‘s Feud: Bette and Joan have come to learn all about the tumultuous and tense relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, including the infamous story behind the 1963 Oscars ceremony — in which non-nominee Crawford convinced eventual winner Anne Bancroft to allow her to accept the award on her behalf, leaving Crawford’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane co-star Davis (who was actually nominated) out and in the cold and bested by her longtime rival.

It was a juicy plot point in the FX’s series. But did it actually go down like that?

To find out the truth, »

- Dave Quinn

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Emmys Fyc: An Evening Of Feud: Bette and Joan

22 April 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Awards Daily TV’s Jazz Tangcay attends FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan For Your Consideration Emmy event hosted by Deadline’s Pete Hammond. Deadline’s Pete Hammond moderated the »

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‘Feud’s’ Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange on Recreating Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

22 April 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The riveting performances by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in FX’s “Feud” have shown the deeper story of two Hollywood legends. The show’s cast and producers, led by Ryan Murphy, reunited for a screening of the season one finale and a panel to talk about how the idea of making the show scared everyone at first.

Murphy praised the leading ladies, saying, “Jessica and Susan lean into their fears. It was intimidating to recreate these huge icons.” Sarandon said that after being approached to play Davis in various projects, “Feud” was “the scariest right thing” in which to finally tackle playing the Hollywood legend.

Lange commented on playing Joan Crawford: “Joan was a great mystery. She created ‘Joan Crawford,’ a character she played as a collaboration between her and MGM and she played it for fifty years. What fascinated me about her was not playing the role of »

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'Feud' Stars Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina Share Takeaways From the Series Finale

22 April 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

If there's one thing to take away from the first season of Ryan Murphy's FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, about the rivalry between screen legends Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), it's that being a woman in Hollywood is still difficult.

"Aging is hard, and being a woman is hard," executive producer Tim Minear told THR on the red carpet at a screening of the finale at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, which also served as a filming location for the series, on Friday night. "I would say a great thing that people could take away from »

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Who Will Play Princess Diana on Feud? The Latest From Ryan Murphy

22 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Feud: Betty and Joan's stunning first season wraps up this Sunday on FX in an episode that will make you feel all the feels—and possibly call your grandma. It's a haunting and emotional look at the final days of Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange), and touches on some unknown details about Bette in her final weeks, thanks to executive producer Ryan Murphy's own lengthy sitdown interview with her when he was a fledgling journalist, as well as what Joan's final days were like, and why.  In an exclusive interview with E! News, Murphy says he's already casting season two of Feud: Charles and Diana, which sounds to be the jackpot of all TV projects at the moment, »

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Performer of the Week: Susan Sarandon

22 April 2017 6:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Susan Sarandon

The Show | Feud: Bette and Joan

The Episode | “Abandoned” (April 16, 2017)

The Performance | Of the two lead performances in FX’s juicy Hollywood exposé, Sarandon has the far less flashy role to play. Legendary actress Bette Davis is a tough nut to crack, emotionally, with a thick shell of cynicism and sarcasm protecting her wounded heart. But in this week’s penultimate episode, “Abandoned,” Sarandon finally poked a few holes in that shell and let Davis’ true feelings come pouring out.

All season long, Davis has been warring with Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford, with the two »

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Movie Poster of the Week: What Ever Happened to Bette and Joan?

21 April 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Say what you will about Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, which concludes its 8-episode run this Sunday, but for cinephiles it has been extraordinary to have had a major television series so steeped in the lore of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Dramatizing the production of Robert Aldrich’s 1962 Warner Brothers hit What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the animosity of its rival stars, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, and the aftermath of both, Feud requires a measure of familiarity with all the major players and their past lives in order to truly appreciate the poignancy of its moment.Despite its potential for high camp—and if nothing else Feud is a masterpiece of fabulous production and costume design—the show has proved to be remarkably alert to the predicament of women in Hollywood and the paranoia and regret that accompanies the back nine of the life of a Hollywood star. »

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How ‘Feud’ Fails Bette Davis And Joan Crawford

20 April 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s mere coincidence that has season one of Ryan Murphy‘s manicured melodrama “Feud” ending the same weekend that a barely buzzed Warner Bros. thriller (going by a generic, methinks-it-doth-protest-too-much title) “Unforgettable” opens. But the two projects do share one thing beyond mere timing: in different ways and with varying degrees of self-awareness, both can be read as a comment on Hollywood’s treatment –  past and present – of “difficult,” “unlikable” or otherwise potentially unpopular actresses.

Continue reading How ‘Feud’ Fails Bette Davis And Joan Crawford at The Playlist. »

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