#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – What does it mean to be a performing artist – first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that. At 87, Stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on 30ROCK, giving us her take on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and the fear of leaving the follow spot behind. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle, and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with rare archival footage, words from friends (Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones and John Turturro) and photographs from her personal collection. By turns bold, hilarious and achingly poignant, the journey connects Stritch’s present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.
Plot: Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains in the spotlight at eighty-seven years old. Join the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner both on and off stage in this revealing documentary. With interviews from Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and others, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME blends rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité to reach beyond Stritch’s brassy exterior, revealing a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and an inspiring artist.
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She hides nothing
A fantastic little documentary on this bigger than life Broadway and cinema star. We are given a look into the woman Elaine Stritch and not just the actress, singer, star Elaine Stritch.
She talks about herself as the old woman she is (or rather was) and she talks about herself as the young and beautiful up and coming actress/star. She hides nothing about her life – insecurities, alcoholism, diabetes, her fashion sense, and what she expects of herself and others.
Watching this documentary is entertaining even if you have never heard of her. It will also make you glad you didn’t know her (as it did for me). She comes across as an overbearing woman with maybe unreasonable demands, but thats what goes into becoming a star in ones own time.
Taking Broadway’s late legend out on the Wonderful Town.
Call her madam, the queen of the vodka stinger, the bongo bongo lady from the Kongo, or even the woman who taught us how to “Zip” properly, Elaine Stritch is a force of nature to be reckoned with, even after her recent departure from our world. It’s obvious to me that Heaven has been brightened by a highly complex woman who never ceased to be herself in spite of the odds which lead her life to include much alcohol. “Give me a bottle of vodka and a floor plan”, she admits having told a bartender, and after decades of sobriety, decided that “one drink a day” would suit her just fine. In the documentary of her later years which leads to the decision to move back to Detroit after decades away (living in both Manhattan and London where she became a house-hold name in the 1970’s), Stritchie is still living and loving life in her mid-late 80’s, enjoying her fame from her world tour of “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and her discovery by younger generations as Alec Baldwin’s domineering mother on “30 Rock”. She obviously loves people and pretty much makes a major impression on everybody she meets, not only as a stage legend with a 70+ year career, but as a marvelous eccentric as well.
Friends from the Broadway stage, T.V. and A.A. meetings re-live their encounters with her, and some vintage footage even shows her singing “You’re Just in Love” from “Call Me Madam” with co-star Russell Nype. A medical scare with her reacting to a drop in blood sugar shows her every day fears of being a diabetic. No stone is unturned in showing the soul of this fantastic lady who bares her heart as easily as a baby cries. There are a lot of life lessons to be learned from her stories, especially her determination to face becoming older with grace and spirit. “I’m getting older, not old”, she says, yet is aware that as time goes by and birthdays approach, her lifeline is decreasing. Still present is the love she feels for her late husband John Bay, and mentions of Bay’s English Muffins keeps his legacy alive. Permission from Sondheim to change the lyrics of his songs in her one-woman show and testimonies from Harold Prince as to the history of their friendship give an overview that the history of Broadway will never be forgotten, especially with such stage stalwarts as Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones giving their own point of view as well.
For those who think that this is a self-serving piece of egotistical self congratulatory P.R., they are missing the point. This complicated day and age needs survival stories of such people like Elaine Stritch who have been through hell and back, through good times and bum times, yet still survived. She did it in times when civilization didn’t rely on technology, and she dared to come to New York as a naive Catholic girl straight out of college. Her personal memories expand beyond her confessions about Brando, Ben Gazzara and the Rock in “At Liberty” and now even includes a future president. If you want to see what made Broadway tick and the types of personalities which it almost lacks today, check out “Elaine Stritch, Shoot Me”. You won’t want to shoot, only hug.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Chiemi Karasawa
Actors Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1, 16:9 HD
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