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Mia Farrow: The Politics of Boredom

Rick Santorum right-wing Republican presidential candidateRick Santorum puts choir kids to sleep.

Mia Farrow: 'Gem' picture of Rick Santorum boring whole choir to sleep

Mia Farrow is a frequent Twitter twitterer. Earlier today (Feb. 4, '12), for instance, Farrow expressed her disgust at the Chinese and Russian governments' decision to veto United Nations sanctions against Syria, where the Bashar al-Assad regime reportedly massacred hundreds of people in the city of Homs. On the homefront, Farrow posted a picture she called “a gem.”

Regarding the picture (see above), Farrow's tweet reads:

See children's choir literally passing out from boredom during [far-right Republican presidential candidate Rick] Santorum [Florida] speech.

See also: “Mia Farrow Offer to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.”

Mia Farrow movies

Despite a film career that includes almost fifty movies during the course of nearly five decades, Mia Farrow not only has never won an Oscar, she has never been even nominated for one. That's quite surprising, considering her extensive – and at times prestigious – movie credits. Among them are:

  • Rosemary's Baby (1968).
    Dir.: Roman Polanski.
    Cast: John Cassavetes. Ruth Gordon.
  • John and Mary (1969).
    Dir.: Peter Yates.
    Cast: Dustin Hoffman.
  • The Great Gatsby (1974).
    Dir.: Jack Clayton.
    Cast: Robert Redford. Karen Black. Bruce Dern. Scott Wilson. Sam Waterston. Lois Chiles.
  • A Wedding (1978).
    Dir.: Robert Altman.
    Cast: Carol Burnett. Paul Dooley. Desi Arnaz Jr. Vittorio Gassman. Geraldine Chaplin. Dennis Christopher. Lillian Gish. Nina van Pallandt. Lauren Hutton. Viveca Lindfors. Peggy Ann Garner. Howard Duff. Marta Heflin. Tim Thomerson. John Cromwell. Dina Merrill. Ruth Nelson. John Considine. Craig Richard Nelson. Amy Striker. Margaret Ladd. Dennis Franz. Susan Kendall Newman. Pam Dawber. Bert Remsen. Uncredited: Joan Allen. Gary Houston. Jeffrey Jones. John Malkovich. Laurie Metcalf. Gary Sinise. George Wendt. Alan Wilder. Terry Kinney.
Mia FarrowMia Farrow ca. late 1960s.

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen movies

Mia Farrow's personal and professional association with Woody Allen resulted in 13 film collaborations – all but five (The Purple Rose of Cairo, Radio Days, September, Another Woman, and Alice) co-starring Allen himself. Here they are, with several other key cast members listed:

  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982).
    Cast: Jose Ferrer. Julie Hagerty. Tony Roberts. Mary Steenburgen.
  • Zelig (1983).
    Cast: Gale Hansen. Dwight Weist.
  • Broadway Danny Rose (1984).
    Cast: Danny Aiello. Nick Apollo Forte.
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985).
    Cast: Jeff Daniels. Danny Aiello. Van Johnson. John Wood. Zoe Caldwell. Edward Herrmann. Deborah Rush. Milo O'Shea. Dianne Wiest. Glenne Headly.
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).
    Cast: Michael Caine. Dianne Wiest. Barbara Hershey. Max von Sydow. Maureen O'Sullivan. Lloyd Nolan.
  • Radio Days (1987).
    Cast: Dianne Wiest. Julie Kavner.
  • September (1987).
    Cast: Elaine Stritch. Denholm Elliott. Sam Waterston. Dianne Wiest.
  • Another Woman (1988).
    Cast: Gene Hackman. Gena Rowlands.
  • The omnibus feature New York Stories (1989), in the segment “Oedipus Wrecks.”
    Cast: Larry David. Mae Questel.
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).
    Cast: Martin Landau. Claire Bloom. Alan Alda. Anjelica Huston. Joanna Gleason.
  • Alice (1990).
    Cast: Alec Baldwin. Blythe Danner. Judy Davis. William Hurt.
  • Shadows and Fog (1991).
    Cast: Kathy Bates. Lily Tomlin. Madonna. Jodie Foster. John Malkovich.
  • Husbands and Wives (1992).
    Cast: Sydney Pollack. Judy Davis.

Post-Woody Allen movies

Husbands and Wives came out around the time Farrow and Allen had an acrimonious – and highly publicized – split.

Mia Farrow's post-Woody Allen movies include:

  • Widow's Peak (1994).
    Dir.: John Irvin.
    Cast: Joan Plowright. Natasha Richardson.
  • Reckless (1995).
    Dir.: Norman René.
    Cast: Tony Goldwyn.
  • The Omen (2006).
    Dir.: John Moore.
    Cast: Liev Schreiber. Julia Stiles.
  • Dark Horse (2011).
    Dir.: Todd Solondz.
    Cast: Jordan Gelber. Justin Bartha. Selma Blair. Christopher Walken. Donna Murphy.

Some years ago, Farrow said she admired several of the movies she made for Allen. Yet she called Reckless, a coming-of-awareness comedy about a woman who discovers her husband is plotting to kill her, one of her personal favorite films.

Marsha Hunt

Also today on Twitter, Farrow sent “my very best wishes” to Marsha Hunt, who appeared with Farrow's mother, Maureen O'Sullivan, in Robert Z. Leonard's 1940 film version of Pride and Prejudice, starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.

Marsha Hunt, who was blacklisted during the post-World War II anti-Red hysteria period, will turn 95 next October 17.

 

A Wedding movie cast info via the IMDb. Uncredited cast members are unconfirmed.

Rick Santorum image via Think Progress.

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