Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby ThumbsUp » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:52 pm

I mean, Twin Peaks is filled with objectification of women. Jade sits there naked (why not Dougie too?), Darya has to be in her underwear before she gets brutally murdered, and Tammy swings her hips as the shot holds with Albert feeling compelled to comment (the audience would've seen Tammy's beauty regardless of the scene, why draw attention for no reason?).

As for Chrysta Bell, I liked her performance more on a re-watch, which has been the case for many Peaks actors for me over the years.
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby mtsi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Yeah, she got back some positive mojo from me in Episode 5.

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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby alreadygoneplaces » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:26 pm

I don't have anything against Chrysta Bell or her acting, but I do have a problem with the writing and direction of the character (at least from what has been shown so far). I'm really enjoying the new Twin Peaks but there are aspects of it which I wish had been left back in 1990.
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby BOB1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:17 am

Gabriel wrote:She's all right; her acting is no worse than Chris Isaak's was in FWWM.


And in fact I tend to like both of them. She didn't appear in Part 6 and I wish she had. The brief scene in Part 5 was a very good one. By the way, what did she find? That the fingerprints are not the same but a mirror reflection?
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby Panapaok » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:30 am

BOB1 wrote:
Gabriel wrote:She's all right; her acting is no worse than Chris Isaak's was in FWWM.


And in fact I tend to like both of them. She didn't appear in Part 6 and I wish she had. The brief scene in Part 5 was a very good one. By the way, what did she find? That the fingerprints are not the same but a mirror reflection?
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby BigEd » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 am

It may be only the left ring finger print that is a mirror reflection.
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby TheAlien » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:16 pm

It seems entirely hypocritical when in some Twin Peaks fan communities, all they ever talk about (especially leading up to the new series) is how attractive they think the females on the first two series are. Like there's nothing wrong with that of course but to complain about Tamara, seems like a joke. I've re-watched the current 6 episodes so far and she just doesn't seem like a "sex symbol" like people are claiming her to immorally be.

She dresses like a woman, walks like a woman, so what? Is there something I'm just being incredibly ignorant to? :lol:
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby mtsi » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:27 pm

It's her terrible acting that offsets her hotness. ;)

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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby lindseylee » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:57 am

MissJackpots wrote:I was excited years back when it was announced that Lynch would be collaborating with a new female singer. The results were a bit underwhelming however what I couldn't get over was the overall forced "sensual" vibe exhibited on her website. For every song she had released there were 50 photos of herself plastered on the site. Sure, she's a beautiful girl but come on. It's as if she is doing photo shoots more often than she is in the recording studio.

The thing that really turned me off was seeing her perform live. The whole "I'm too sexy" vibe was TOO MUCH. Whether it was her need to talk in that exaggerated slow "sensual" voice or her choice of parading on stage modeling her latest lingerie, it was not working for me. Perhaps being a woman, I was a bit embarrassed for her. Perhaps it was my distaste for seeing all of the primarily male audience leering at her.

Having an open mind and knowing she would be in the series, I decided to give her a chance. Would she bring this over the top persona to the role?

WOW

It was worse that I had expected. No acting skills whatsoever. She was the same over the top, "Look at me world" kind of crazy that I'd seen in Interviews and live performances. So sad. Why? What is going on with her?

Am I alone in my dislike for her performances?


Nope. Her acting is quite bad. She is basically playing herself. Compare how she delivers her lines to this video here. Same person.

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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby Hockey Mask » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:58 am

I'd say she is acting in the video too.
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby asmahan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:15 pm

I really disliked her in parts 3 and 4, but last night's episode changed my mind. Her "sexy" walk and persona were played comically very well and of course the now iconic "Fuck you, Tammy" moment was great.
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Postby Novalis » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:00 pm

I guess one of the things new actors learn is that they've always been acting; that all their roles in life are essentially learned practices. You can only realise these things through feedback though, from an external point of view. This Vulture interview reads like Chrysta Bell is awakening to that.
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby Hockey Mask » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:20 pm


Never understood all the Tammy hate. I'm a fan.
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Re: Tamara Preston - Chrysta Bell (Spoilers)

Postby Jerry Horne » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:21 pm

Have they given Tamara anything interesting to do in the show?

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