The film is in post-production, and Joan and Bette expect that they will be flooded with high profile movie offers, which is not the case. The scuttlebutt within the public via various leaks is that the film will be a flop. Jack, Bob, Joan and Bette react to the news in different ways, Bette's advertisement in Variety which she later states was meant to be a sarcastic response. However, the film is a smash, positive public and critical response only growing from the first preview in Long Beach. Bob feels that the film could be his springboard to the A-list and he refuses to follow Baby Jane with similar material, which is what Jack wants to do if only to build on its momentum. Despite the film's acclaim and acclaim for Bob, Bette and Joan, the latter two still do not get the recognition in the form of high profile acting offers. Joan does get a script from a surprising source, Pauline, who wrote a script specifically with Joan in mind, the movie which she wants to direct herself. ... Written by
Did You Know?
The scene at the William Morris Agency, Lange's outfit and dialogue references an infamous scene from the 1981 Joan Crawford biopic Mommie Dearest, right down to the use of the F-word. See more
When Crawford and Mamacita are at the restaurant, Joan mentions that it's like 1937 all over again. Mamacita exclaims, "when Hitler took Austria". That event occurred in March of 1938. See more
They wouldn't dare nominate her and not nominate you. Yes, okay, she plays a lunatic. But you play a cripple!
References A Stolen Life
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Performed by Susan Sarandon
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