History Film / GreyGardens

9th Mar '15 8:41:57 PM CaptEquinox
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Big Edie was a lovely woman too, judging by her portraits.
7th Sep '14 7:31:07 AM nelec
Is there an issue? Send a Message


HBO made a dramatic film about the Beales, also titled ''Grey Gardens'' starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.

to:

HBO made a dramatic film about the Beales, also titled ''Grey Gardens'' starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.Creator/JessicaLange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.
28th May '14 9:37:49 AM gallium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The scene where they look over old photos of Little Edie modeling swimsuits and looking exceptionally attractive stands out.

to:

** The In one scene where they look over she shows the filmmakers old photos of Little Edie her modeling swimsuits and swimsuits, looking exceptionally attractive stands out.extremely attractive.



** Big Edie in particular. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.

to:

** Big Edie in particular.particular, as she lays on a mattress covered in garbage and filth. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.
28th May '14 9:35:51 AM gallium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Handyman}}: "The Marble Faun", Jerry Torre, the teenaged handyman who is the only person who regulary visits the Beales. Little Edie thinks that Jerry wants sex with her and also is terrified at the prospect that he might move in and become a companion to Big Edie. Torre, who was [[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/03/06/060306ta_talk_green gay]], never did move into the house. He surfaced thirty-odd years later, working as a cab driver in New York City.

to:

* {{Handyman}}: HandyMan: "The Marble Faun", Jerry Torre, the teenaged handyman who is the only person who regulary visits the Beales. Little Edie thinks that Jerry wants sex with her and also is terrified at the prospect that he might move in and become a companion to Big Edie. Torre, who was [[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/03/06/060306ta_talk_green gay]], never did move into the house. He surfaced thirty-odd years later, working as a cab driver in New York City.
28th May '14 6:47:09 AM gallium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


As a result of its cult status, an HBO film of the Beale's lives was made, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.

to:

As a result Big Edie died in 1977 at the age of its cult status, an HBO 81, four years after the film of was shot and the Beale's lives year after ''Grey Gardens'' was made, released in theatres. Little Edie sold the house in 1979 to ''Washington Post'' owner Ben Bradlee and his wife Sally Quinn, on the condition that it not be torn down. The house was extensively remodeled and still stands today. Little Edie lived in New York City, Florida, and elsewhere before her death in Florida in 2002 at the age of 84.

HBO made a dramatic film about the Beales, also titled ''Grey Gardens''
starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.



* ChristmasCake: Little Edie.



* CrazyCatLady: Could be UrExample. A lot of the fictional cat ladies in various works have been inspired by the Beales.

to:

* CrazyCatLady: Could be UrExample. A lot of the fictional cat ladies in various works have been inspired by the Beales. The scene where Big Edie matter-of-factly notes that one of the cats is urinating behind her portrait stands out.



-->'''Little Edie''': You can't have your cake and eat it, too in life.
-->'''Big Edie''': Oh, yes, I did. I did, I had my cake, loved it, masticated it, chewed it and had everything I wanted.



* FanDisservice: Big Edie, 78 years old, exposing her breasts for the camera when the tank top that she probably should not be wearing slips off. Of course, as the whole film shows, Big Edie is now several decades past giving a crap.



* {{Handyman}}: "The Marble Faun", Jerry Torre, the teenaged handyman who is the only person who regulary visits the Beales. Little Edie thinks that Jerry wants sex with her and also is terrified at the prospect that he might move in and become a companion to Big Edie. Torre, who was [[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/03/06/060306ta_talk_green gay]], never did move into the house. He surfaced thirty-odd years later, working as a cab driver in New York City.
* IWasQuiteALooker:
** Little Edie's society nickname was "Body Beautiful Beale", and looking at her [[http://laurenfenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/little-edie-757679.jpg old photos]], it's [[http://fourthfloorwalkup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/grey-gardens-young-lil-e.jpg easy to see why]].
** The scene where they look over old photos of Little Edie modeling swimsuits and looking exceptionally attractive stands out.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: The film does not provide a lot of explanation for how the Beales ended up in their condition, other than mentioning that Big Edie's husband had left her. Big Edie received child support but no alimony. Her father then cut her out of his will, except for a $65,000 trust which was out of her control, leaving her only $300 per month.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Little Edie's society nickname was "Body Beautiful Beale", and looking at her [[http://laurenfenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/little-edie-757679.jpg old photos]], it's [[http://fourthfloorwalkup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/grey-gardens-young-lil-e.jpg easy to see why]].
* ImpoverishedPatrician



* MaidenAunt



* {{Malaproper}}: Big Edie: "My body is a very precious place. It's concentrated ground. "

to:

* {{Malaproper}}: Big Edie: "My body is a very precious place. It's concentrated ground. "



* NeverBareheaded: Little Edie, who, due to her baldness, wears a series of scarves throughout the movie, and a swimming cap when she goes swimming in the ocean.



* ThePigPen:
** Big Edie in particular. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.
** The filthy, dilapidated Grey Gardens is shown as it looked ''after'' Jackie Onassis paid to have it repaired and cleaned up.



* ThePigPen: Big Edie in particular. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.
30th Oct '12 3:13:34 AM Oreochan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdultChild: Little Edie is childlike to the point of some people suspecting arrested development.


Added DiffLines:

* ManChild: Little Edie is childlike to the point of some people suspecting arrested development.
15th Oct '12 11:54:34 AM crowbers
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Malaproper: Big Edie: "My body is a very precious place. It's concentrated ground. "

to:

* Malaproper: {{Malaproper}}: Big Edie: "My body is a very precious place. It's concentrated ground. "
15th Oct '12 11:54:11 AM crowbers
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AdultChild: Little Edie is childlike to the point of some people suspecting arrested development.


Added DiffLines:

* DeadpanSnarker: Big Edie.


Added DiffLines:

* Malaproper: Big Edie: "My body is a very precious place. It's concentrated ground. "
15th Oct '12 11:36:55 AM crowbers
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Little Edie, despirte being a CloudCuckoolander herself.

to:

* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Little Edie, despirte despite being a CloudCuckoolander herself.
15th Oct '12 11:33:56 AM crowbers
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AgeInappropriateDress: What, a swimsuit and fishnet tights isn't a respectable outfit for someone pushing 60?



* BlitheSpirit



* TheCareTaker: Little Edie, who came to look after her mother and the house when nobody else would.



* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Little Edie, despirte being a CloudCuckoolander herself.
* [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Ladies]]



* [[TheDutifulSon The Dutiful Daughter]]: Little Edie sees herself this way.



* [[KindHeartedCatLover Kind Hearted Cat Lovers]]



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Mother and daughter are this for each other.
* MaidenAunt



* OldMaid: Little Edie, who has conflicting feelings about the matter.



* TrashOfTheTitans: Grey Gardens itself. The way it appears in the documentary was after a massive clean up, and it still qualifies!

to:

* TrashOfTheTitans: Grey Gardens itself. The way it appears in the documentary was after a massive clean up, and it still qualifies!qualifies!
* VitriolicBestBuds: For all their squabbling, they clearly adore one another.
This list shows the last 10 events of 13. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.GreyGardens