Has ayone else ever seen this? The story of Karen's life and demise, as re-enacted by Barbie dolls. Out of circulation for two decades because of legal action from Richard Carpenter it's freely available on the internet.
I thought it was very interesting, and quite affecting at times. It would be miserably bad if the Carpenters songs had been removed, however.
It is great that the internet finally broke Richard Carpenter's evil legal grip on this masterpiece. I was once involved in an illegal theatrical showing of an actual print of the film. All it involved was announcing 'a surprise Todd Haynes film' and the fans turned out in droves.
It is actually a very moving film. Once Richard is dead it will be regarded as a classic.
Did anyone else see the Carpenters night on BBC3 over the weekend, it has to be said that Richard did not come across as the most reasonable man on the planet and the fact that he put the kibosh on her solo career just seemed wrong.
it has to be said that Richard did not come across as the most reasonable man on the planet...
He WAS an amazing songwriter back in the day but his judgement has been off for years. I knew he'd finally lost it when he was proclaiming fag ash lil' Jo O'Meara as the best vocalist he'd ever heard and begging her to get in the studio. WFT?
I absolutely love the Carpenters, but I spent Friday watching the show thinking, "Why couldn't it have been Richard?". The whole solo album thing was just horrible. "There have been all these stories that I repressed Karen's album, but that's not true; it was her decision. All I did was tell her not to do a disco album, then, when my emotionally fragile sister asked me what I thought of it, I just sat in silence. It was all her decision to pull it."
Can I find a side winding thermal body belt? Can I buffalo...
Post by audrey notwhatsheusedtobe on Jul 16, 2008 9:12:21 GMT
Richard did seem kind of bizarre at times on Carpenters Night. I agree that he must have destroyed her confidence in her solo album. Is it weird that I think he was quite cute in the early 1970s? There is also a regular TV movie about Karen, but it's so long since I saw it I can't remember if it's any good.