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Monday, March 21, 2011

Sister Sister

Patricia and Rosanna Arquette

The entire Arquette family is a collective of the unsual and gifted. Patricia carries a mysterious element that is almost funny in her recent role as Mrs. Dubouis in the TV series "Medium". Sometimes its equally as unclear how to take her sister Rosanna, as quirky just doesn't cover anyone in this group.

"Lost Highway" (1997) - Typical of David Lynch, this film is confusing, fun, and as has moments of being extremely uncomfortable to watch. The consistant feature is that Patricia Arquette is fasincating to watch no matter what she is doing.

"Big Bad Love" (2001) - A sad and wonderful story set off perfectly by such great casting. Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Paul LeMat and Rosanna Arquette blend perfectly into their roles.

Emily and Zooey Deschanel

"Bones" (TV show) - A really cute show allowing David Boreanaz the opportunity to be "Angel" with out the drudgery of hours in the make-up room. Emily stands out however as the practcial and unstenitmental character loosely based on the Kathy Riechs forensic investigator.

Unfortunately her big screen performances have so far been small and honestly do not stand out. In "Cold Mountain" it was a fleeting moment walking down a dirt road. Other than that Emily's segments are not memorable. (Yet).

"The Good Girl" (2002) - Funny enough after everything I have written about Jennifer Aniston's choice of film, this is a really good piece. With a surprisingly admirable performance by Aniston. It is Zooey, as the quirky co worker that gives the lighter side of human to the piece. She is bubbling over with 20something angst while still oozing with delight.

Natalie and Lana Wood

Mysterious, sweet, uber talented sisters, even their birth names create a sensation and a 'oooooh' factor to their personal story as well as their acting life. Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko and her younger sister, Svetlana Nikolaevna Zakharenko began careers as little girls.

"Inside Daisy Clover" (1965) - With a myriad of great films behind her, Natalie brings to this film a knowledge of skill, a sensitivity to the story and a easy transformation from the scuffed up young wanna be to the semi-sophisticated ingenue. An amazing list of co-stars including Ruth Gordon and Robert Redford, doesn't bring this film out its cookie-cutter mode. But its still fun to watch.

"Diamonds are Forever" (1971) - It appears the expectation might have been for Lana, already famous as she begun her career, was expected to step right into Natalie's shoes. Creating a Hollywood dynasty isn't always easy. She is a decent actress with incredible beauty - moving directly into second banana and starring roles couldn't have been easy for any younger sibling. That doesn't mean that Lana gets lost in this film among the other 'Bond Girls' but it also doesn't push her into stardom. 

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