Carrie Fisher one woman show on HBO


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Did anyone else catch this last night? If not I'm sure HBO will show it over and over again. For anyone who may not have, Carrier Fisher (Princess Leia) did a one woman show about her life. When I heard about it I had high hope for it. I was disappointed. A big piece of it was about Star Wars (she did have a good line about George Lucas owning the rights to her likeness including her bajingo). I was more interested in why she dropped off the face of the Earth. But her bad delivery and now very manish voice just left me very unhappy with the whole thing. How did you guys feel? Maybe I'm being overly critical and wanted too much from it.


 

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I imagine that's Han's future in the Star Wars Universe. That woman right there, nagging the **** out of him over every little thing.

Perhaps I'm just projecting.


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She had a great score with getting to be Princess Leia but she's really not very funny. She made a lot of lame movies after that and in the Blues Brothers when her character started talking I was glad that was the only scene she spoke in.


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She's had an interesting life, to say the least. I watched, expecting to see a really funny, touching show. Instead, it was kind of uncomfortable and embarassing.

I've seen her in other TV appearances, and she can be very funny, but this was more of an "airing out of dirty laundry" kind of thing. Plus, she seemed so tired! I thought she was going fall asleep on that couch.

I did enjoy the chalkboard with all the family relations on it. When your "family tree" has Elizabeth Taylor on it, and she's NOT the most-married person there, you've got some problems!


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I wouldn't call myself a particular "fan" of the real life of Carrie Fisher but I've liked most of the movies I've seen her in. I figure there are people out there who are highly fascinated by either Carrie specifically or Hollywood celebs in general who would really eat up any kind of "tell-all" material from her. I assume those are the people this HBO show and/or book was aimed at.

Just because many of us liked Star Wars doesn't really mean we must like everything else the actors of Star Wars ever did or are ever going to do until the end of time. *shrugs*


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I watched it and have mixed feelings and would agree with a lot of what El Zilcho had to say. Awkward delivery and annoying voice made some of the content less enjoyable that it maybe should have. There were times when it seemed very natural and others where she just wasn't selling it. I thought after the first ten minutes that I'd just turn it off, then I warmed up to it, then I decided I'd devoted enough time to it to at least finish it. Not sure I'd watch it again......yeah I'm pretty sure I wouldn't. The documentary on the Clash I caught on BBC America afterward was 100 times better.


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Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that I was hoping it would be good because it was Carrie Fisher. For my part, I was hoping I'd get an interesting story about her crazy life. But I didn't even really get that. There were some interesting portions, but again though the really bad delivery I just didn't recieve it well. I'll have to check out Post Cards from the Edge. But man did life her hard.

I will say, maybe this is just me but it was very strange to hear her talk about how she "was hot." Not that she is now, but it sounded like she talking about another person.


 

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Originally Posted by Lothic View Post
I figure there are people out there who are highly fascinated by either Carrie specifically or Hollywood celebs in general who would really eat up any kind of "tell-all" material from her. I assume those are the people this HBO show and/or book was aimed at.
Considering the fact that I can think of at least 3 entire TV stations dedicated solely to 'celebrity' gossip and rumor-mill.... I agree. It doesn't matter who they are... if they were good looking, are good looking, or are rich... they'll get TV coverage. It's part of why I hate this country sometimes. The constant celebrity obsession makes me want to punch random people.


 

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Wasn't she like a booze hound and a druggie? I thought that was the reason why she had a "fall from grace" so to speak. Didn't read the book or catch the show so I have no idea.

But,yeah she is sorta creepy...seen a show(can't remember which one) but,she was a mean librarian/secretary who chain smoked while looking stuff up for the protaganist.
Sorta thought that is what she was really like in rl.


 

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Wasn't she like a booze hound and a druggie? I thought that was the reason why she had a "fall from grace" so to speak. Didn't read the book or catch the show so I have no idea.

But,yeah she is sorta creepy...seen a show(can't remember which one) but,she was a mean librarian/secretary who chain smoked while looking stuff up for the protaganist.
Sorta thought that is what she was really like in rl.
Yeah...ran with the old SNL gang (during and after Blues Brothers)


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