Friday, October 29, 2010

I forever hate Martin Sheen

I saw The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)  last night and I thought it was very intriguing. I was completely creeped out by Martin Sheen playing the child molester/pervert Frank Hallett. Everytime he appeared on the screen I wanted to throw up or scream. What a creep! But, I was so impressed by Jodie Fosters acting. She was so mature and you could tell she understood everything that was happening in the film even though she was fourteen years old during filming. She took control of every scene and held her own acting alongside adults as she usually does. Scott Jacoby who played her friend/ boyfriend Mario was also very good. Overall I can't believe they got away with making a film where a little girl has sex and appears nude (it was really Jodie's adult older sister who was her body double in the nude scene) but it was the 70's so what can you do? She also played a teenage prostitute in Taxi Driver (1976) but even that wasn't nearly as shocking as this film.  I'll just have to conclude saying it was a very creepy but interesting film and that I have a feeling that this is one of Roman Polanski's favorite films to watch.

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