SCREEN | Cat Ballou


Photo of Jane Fonda, dressed as her character Catherine Ballou for the comedic western film Cat Ballou, by John Springer, 1965; and similar photo via Movie Love.

I'm pouring over everything Jane Fonda at the moment, mostly because there's a photo of her (neither of the above) that I'm really hoping will end up being the cover of the book (fingers crossed!). In the mean time I've queued up this movie for the weekend. I might have time for another one too, so I'd love to know:

What's your favorite Jane Fonda film?

20 comments:

Pam B. said...

KLUTE! No question. I love your blog!

Lizzie said...

Good call on Klute. Mine going into this weekend is California Suite which I saw for the first time last year.

Anonymous said...

Barbarella, which I saw in the theaters when I was in junior high!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Pam, she was fabulous in Klute as well.

Charlene Mingus said...

Barbarella!

Cathy said...

Coming Home. Painful and real. Terrific movie.

Anonymous said...

9 to 5, I have a special place in my heart for this movie. Jane's voice is stellar.

Emily said...

I just watched this again on Monday and I was totally going to suggest her for your blog! Nice.

Max said...

cant wait for your book!

Max said...

cant wait for your book!

angie said...

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sk said...

I LOVE Cat Ballou! It was my favorite movie a kid, I must've watched it a hundred times! Must rent it again, for old time's sake...
Jane Fonda owns land near where I live in North Florida, and she flys in and out of our airport...I've never caught a glimpse, though. I keep hoping! She is stellar.

A and B said...

I can't remember my fav's but these pictures make me want to stay inside and watch Jane Fonda movies all day!

alexia said...

I know it may not be her best film but "Sunday in New York" holds a special place in my heart.

Phyl said...

Sure hope the photo you have in mind for the cover of your book isn't the classic one of "Hanoi Jane" (okay, just kidding here).

My vote is for all the above movies and also "The China Syndrome". I was eighteen when that movie first came out in 1979 and was showing at our local theater. If memory serves correctly, it debuted about one week after the Nine Mile Incident (nuclear accident) and I can still remember when Jane first appeared on the screen...from the audience came a loud comment (middle-aged male) remarking sarcastically that Jane hadn't looked that good in years. At that moment, I remember having to reflexively grab onto the side arms of my seat because the rest of me wanted to leap out of my chair, run up the aisle and knock that smug bozo right out of his seat.

Strong performances from the entire cast, especially Jack Lemmon.

cleartrampoline said...

I vote for Klute! It's so awesome. :)

Anonymous said...

Come on people, Barefoot in the Park, with Robert Redford.

Jesse said...

i'm a sucker for 9 to 5:D

Phyl said...

RE: "The China Syndrome"
Meant to type Three Mile Island Accident previously but apparently my brain was having a meltdown.....

Anonymous said...

my fave?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histoires_extraordinaires


lisa