Anya Taylor-Joy The Miniaturist
Barbara Stanwyck Sorry, Wrong Number
Joan Crawford Strait-Jacket
Meryl Streep Doubt
Rita Hayworth Separate Tables
Emily Blunt The Young Victoria
I spoke to Diane Baker about her performance in Strait-Jacket. She shrugged it off, but she held her own with Joan. Just a guess: the title came first and then the plot. When I told Diane I was writing a novel and was listening to dialog from movies, she asked me if it was a screenplay. No. However, over the course of several tutoring sessions, my brilliant student, Alexander, wrote a screenplay with characters and plot and some dialog. It is titled, You Only Live Ten Times, and is full of dangerous action near Area 51. An FBI agent chases an alien who is trying to obtain plans for a new nuclear weapon. The agent kills the alien ten times, but he miraculously returns to life each time. To find out more, contact me.