• Director: Graeme Clifford
  • Writer: Eric Bergren,Christopher De Vore,Nicholas Kazan
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: March 11, 1983
  • Runtime: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Gecelerin kadını
  • Frances is a biopic directed by Graeme Clifford and starring Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard .
    The film mainly tells the life story of Hollywood star Frances Elena Farmer .


    • Release date March 11, 1983
    • Filming locations Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Production companies Brooksfilms, EMI Films

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Alessia 2022-09-23 21:38:37

      i feel pain

      The climax of the film begins at the beginning of the decline of Francis' acting career, which has become a stumbling block for her to achieve personal independence and freedom since she was betrayed by her beloved playwright. These two most precious qualities in her made her love and she chose to reject York. Francis lives in a world dominated by men and mothers, and in this true story there is York, the knight who rescued her several times, but no one who can really save her. I can't...

    • By Kole 2022-09-23 11:56:00

      Film Case Analysis "Francis" About Cinematographer LASZLO KOVAC

      Kovacs is Hungarian, and from 1952 to 1956 he attended the Budapest Film School. He left his country for the United States during the Hungarian incident in 1956. After a period of hard life, he was finally recognized as a cinematographer in Hollywood with an international reputation. He said he was shocked to see "Citizen Kane" in Budapest in 1948, and later the film was not allowed to be released in Hungary. He always managed to find the film, which he studied as a...

    • By Gertrude 2022-07-06 22:30:38

      Francis Farmer: Angel or Devil

      I read in the morning that the primitive vitality of human beings has potential destructive ability on the one hand, and creative ability on the other hand. Rilke said that if he gave up his demons, he would also have lost his angels.
      Then I thought of Francis Farmer.
      At that time, I was eleven or twelve years old, and I didn't know what it was like to be moved, but I recognized her. In the movie, she was wearing a pair of pants with large trousers, walking firmly on the street,...

    • By Tyshawn 2022-07-06 22:27:28

      Be awake and go crazy, or die peacefully.

      A person who is too awake and self-conscious will not necessarily bring happiness. Frances Farmer is an example. She became famous at a young age for her independent thinking, and she became famous in Hollywood for her maverick temperament. But after that, personality no longer contributed to her life, instead, it became the reaction force of her destiny.

      Hollywood has brought her fame and a glitzy life, but she doesn't value these. She thinks that Hollywood is her springboard and...

    • By Maeve 2022-07-06 20:47:12

      Francis' life

      The once-popular Hollywood actress Francis Farmer (1913-1970) was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, delusional schizophrenia and early-onset dementia at the same time, and spent more than ten years in many mental illnesses. In the hospital, she was subjected to almost "cruel" psychiatric treatments, and there were even rumors that relatives had undergone a prefrontal lobectomy on her.

      As the saying goes, the higher you climb, the heavier you...

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    • By Anderson 2022-09-29 06:49:58

      "All you've done is try to break my spirit, try to turn me into you! But I'm not you, mother, and I never will be, and thank god for...

    • By Alexandra 2022-09-27 10:08:10

      Lange's performance this time is really impeccable....

    • By Pierce 2022-09-14 05:09:38

      I don't want to watch the second movie...

    • By Miles 2022-07-06 21:48:57

      Thinking that the film was released back then might be a better way to see the evil of capitalism that makes people ghosts. Of course, looking back at it today, it also has a reference for us, but we are impatient and we have turned a blind eye to it - Hollywood was us yesterday It is a regrettable fly in the ointment not to listen to the "translated classics" that must be experienced now or tomorrow. [2020-4-22 Download from the network disk and watch the "Long Translation Public Screening" (a...

    • By Demetrius 2022-07-06 17:54:30

      Such a perverted mother and a cowardly father don't matter, the movie still beautifies Francis' tragic life, and the fictional male protagonist is a big failure. Aunt Lan's performance in it is one of the best in film history in my...

    Movie plot

    As a potential actress, the outspoken Frances has a stubborn personality. Because she is unwilling to act as a machine to make money for the Hollywood boss, she is not willing to be controlled by the boss, so she is put into the cold palace, even a small role. Can't even act. After a series of misfortunes, life's hardships changed her character and she became addicted to drugs and alcohol. Later, she had a fierce conflict with her...
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    Background creation

    Based on the tragic life of Frances Elena Farmer, this biopic tells a nightmarish tragedy that brings the protagonist's ordeal to life with plenty of space. Frances, played by Jessica Lange, makes up for the lack of layers and rhythm in the film's structure and style with a resolute and emotional performance. Jessica Lange dissolves herself and fully enters the role, portraying Frances's visceral dissatisfaction and indignation...
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    Movie quotes

    • Mr. Bebe: Come along with me, Fanny.

      Frances Farmer: Frances. You know, I'm not the cookbook.

      Mr. Bebe: You see, you've got to change that name.

    • Arresting Sergeant: Your name?

      Frances Farmer: You jerks drag me down here in the middle of the night and you don't know who the hell I am?

      Arresting Sergeant: Your name lady?

      Frances Farmer: Frances Elena Farmer. Want me to spell it?

      Arresting Sergeant: And your address?

      Frances Farmer: Put me down as a vag, vagrant, vagabond. What is this, a joke? It's a joke? Assault and battery? Huh? I barely touched that bitch.

      Arresting Sergeant: Occupation?

      Frances Farmer: Cocksucker.

    • Harry York: Frances, you're crazy.

      Frances Farmer: [softly] Don't tell anybody.