JESSICA LANGE: JESS LIKE A WOMAN

WITH AN OSCAR FOR BLUE SKY, JESSICA LANGE SHOWS SHE CAN BLOOM IN THE CHIC GHETTO OF WOMEN'S FILMS

Why can't a movie be more like a woman? How is it that Hollywood films are usually built like Arnold Schwarzenegger--big and burly, with way more muscle power than is needed? Much rarer is the notion that a film can address the subtleties of emotion, that it can have curve and contour, beauty and heart. In the '90s, alas, the Oscar category of Best Actress has become a chic, sparse ghetto. It's hard to find five films in which women have exciting, dominant roles.

So there was little surprise last week when the Academy Award went to Jessica Lange for her...

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