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Ellis Island.

Discussion in 'Sundry Prime Time Soaps' started by kenneth, May 3, 2018.

  1. kenneth

    kenneth Soap Chat Active Member

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    With Faye Dunaway, Richard Burton, Alice Krige, Liam Neeson, Peter Riegert, Emma Samms and many others is now out on youtube, the full miniseries in two parts.
     
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    Daniel Avery Super Moderator EXP: 19 Years Staff Member

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    It originally aired on CBS. I remember watching it and liking it, though it would hardly be mistaken for a documentary.

    My sister used to refer to that actress as"Faye Dummy-way". I would never say such a thing, for fear of getting hit with a wire coat-hanger.:eek:
     
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    My mum once called her Faye Demi-Wave.
     
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    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator EXP: 17 Years

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    May your days be many and totally un-glamorous.
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    I must check this out. I'm fascinated by Faye's 80's work. After her golden decade in the 70's, her work in the 80's was pretty random. Going from winning an Oscar for Network to starring in TV movie trash like Beverly Hills Madam in the space of ten years is an interesting career trajectory. Has anyone seen her Evita TV movie from the early 80's?
     
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    Nope I haven't seen her Evita movie. But it sound fascinating. Whenever I think of Evita and movie I think of the one with Madonna, which I watched at the cinema when it first came out. :)

    I really enjoyed Ellis Island. Also a bit of trivia, Richard Burton's real life daughter Kate co-starred as his daughter in the mini-series. :)
     
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    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator EXP: 17 Years

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    Yes, and I remember liking it.
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    Obviously Faye was meant to be a Prime Time Soap Queen, but only as the lead of her own show.
    Ah, one of the biggest missed opportunities in the history of television.

    I'm surprised Ellis Island was the only Fred Mustard Stewart novel that was made for television.
    All his novels - apart from the first ones, those were thrillers - are glamorous, soap-y historical dramas. Lots of fabulous villains, beautiful mansions, wicked tragedies and big companies and he liked to describe the outfits and interiors and that kind of stuff.
     
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    From what I recall from reading.. Faye had a newborn and fell in love so she moved to England for a few years in the early 80s.. and her movie career never recovered. Quite honestly, television has always been a better medium for actresses then movies so it made sense that she did a slew of tv movies in the 80s with varying levels of success.

    I have heard that Faye got a Golden Globe for this mini-series as well ( I still remember her villianess turn in SuperGirl LOL)
     
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    Eyes Of Laura Mars was also a bit trashy imho.
     
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    I wish this miniseries would get a DVD-release. Faye Dunaway was one of the actresses who was asked for the role of Sable Colby in Dynasty and The Colbys. I must say: I can see her do it, although I love Stephanie Beacham.
     

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