Lange was given way more importance (lines/screentime/general focus) and her performance in terms of acting was better than Sarandon's, but Sarandon actually looked more alike and acted more in line with the woman she was playing (and was good in general), so I pic Sarandon.
Post by urbanpatrician on Sept 15, 2017 23:49:24 GMT
At the beginning.... Sarandon. But Lange started to overtake her after the first 1/3 of it. I think Lange has the innate characteristics of a thespian found rarely (the likes of Sandy Dennis, Kim Stanley, Gena Rowlands). Sarandon... is not comparable.... she's more like the Lawrence and the Emma Stone of her period. That's not a bad thing, but Lange is just another type of beast altogether, and is just the epitome of a thespian and she never inherently lost that, even though it's 35 years since Frances - and it's evident here. What you are never remains what you are till death, I guess.
I preferred Sarandon. Lange was given a much larger role, one of the problems I had with the show, and therefore got more powerful and emotional beats to work with, but I think Sarandon was more grounded and believable, and she had a fierce grit to her performance that I just liked more.
However, out of the all the nominees it'll be an outright crime if Nicole Kidman doesn't take that Emmy.