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Blu-ray Review: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Anniversary Edition

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One classic movie that somehow escaped my eyes in the 40 years I've walked this Earth is What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? I know that in many people's eyes, any credibility I have as a movie reviewer just went down the tubes and I'm sorry. Thanks to Warner Bros. and their obsession with releasing every film on Blu-ray I've now had the opportunity to see it in high-definition.

There's no denying the power in the performances of both Joan Crawford and Bette Davis as they spar off each other throughout this brilliant thriller. My only complaint is that the 133-minute running time could have been cut down by trimming some of the fat off the edges.

Two sisters live together in a large house in the heart of Hollywood. Ex-child star "Baby" Jane Hudson is forced by circumstance and guilt to take care of her crippled ex-movie star sister, Blanche.
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Blu-ray Review: Fascinating Camp of ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’

Chicago – Robert Aldrich’s “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” is a fascinating slice of Hollywood camp, a journey behind the front door of faded tinseltown on multiple levels, both in the film itself and through the notoriously feud between its two stars, Bette Davis & Joan Crawford. The film was recently released in a nice digibook Blu-ray release “Anniversary Edition” (50th) from Warner Bros. and it’s one of the more unusual movies you could be for the classic film fan in your family this holiday season. Or any other.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The stories behind the scenes of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” have undeniably influenced the notable cult reputation of this camp classic. Davis really kicking Crawford in the head. Crawford loading her pockets with weights so that when Davis had to carry her, she sprained her back. It’s the kind of thing that makes a production so much more fascinating.
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David Ansen named LAFF artistic director

David Ansen, the longtime Newsweek film critic, has been named artistic director or the Los Angeles Film Festival, which is produced annually by the indie film organization Film Independent.

In a related move, senior programmer Doug Jones, who has served as senior programmer since 2002, has been promoted to associate director of programming.

"As a consummate movie lover, David is one of the finest critics thinking, watching, and writing about movies today. To have David join our exceptional programming team is a dream come true, and will only further ignite the excitement building around Laff, its direction, and its future," festival director Rebecca Yeldham said.

"I'm tremendously excited to join the Los Angeles Film Festival. For me, it's a chance to put into action my many years as a movie critic at Newsweek, an experience I hope will contribute to Laff's success as a world-class cultural event in Los Angeles," Ansen said.
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