Sunday, 29 April 2012

TYRONE RECOMMENDS: A Bette Davis classic + Kate Winslet’s new book

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism
Author: Kate Winslet (with Margret Ericsdottir)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Doing her part to raise public awareness about autism, Kate Winslet has published The Golden Hat, a collection of inspirational messages and photographs featuring celebrity friends and supporters of the Oscar-winning actress all snapped wearing the same fedora. From images of Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway to Kobe Bryant and Michael Kors, the recently-arrived book (proceeds from which will benefit Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation) is a wonderfully star-filled volume of self-portraits in support of a good cause. For more, go to goldenhatfoundation.org.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Director: Robert Aldrich

To quote a guest star on Queer As Folk, this excellent picture pits “two of the biggest bitch goddesses” in movie history – Bette Davis and Joan Crawford – against each other. And you really can’t disagree with him. The powerhouse screen legends are in extraordinary form playing sisters (aging former stars sharing an old mansion) who give devilish new meaning to sibling rivalry. Blending dark humour with moments of crackling intensity, it’s equal parts twisty psychological thriller and compelling drama. Highly recommended.




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