She began her career in the early s and first gained attention for her role in the film Badlands and she went on to receive further Oscar nominations for her roles in Missing, The River and Crimes of the Heart.
A six-time Oscar nominee, she received her nomination for In the Bedroom, which also won her a third Golden Globe. The show was canceled in , airing its third and final season in , Spacek was born on December 25,, in Quitman, Texas, the daughter of Virginia Frances and Edwin Arnold Spacek Sr. Her mother, who was of Polish, English and Irish descent, was from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, at age 6, she performed on stage for the first time, appearing in a local talent show.
Although her birth name was Mary Elizabeth, from birth, she was always called Sissy by her brothers which led to her stage name and she attended Quitman High School and was named homecoming queen at her senior prom. Spacek was greatly affected by the death of her close eighteen-year-old brother, Robbie, in from leukemia when she was seventeen, Spacek used the personal tragedy as a tool to be fearless in her acting career, I think it made me brave.
Spacek worked for a time as a model and as an extra at Andy Warhols Factory. She appeared in a role in his film Trash. With the help of her cousin, actor Rip Torn, she enrolled in Lee Strasbergs Actors Studio and her first credited role was in the cult classic Prime Cut, in which she played Poppy, a girl sold into sexual slavery. The role led to work, which included a guest role in The Waltons. Spacek received international attention after starring in Terrence Malicks Badlands, in which she played Holly, the films narrator, Spacek has described Badlands as the most incredible experience of her career.
On the set of Badlands, Spacek met art director Jack Fisk, Spaceks iconic and career-defining role came in Brian De Palmas film Carrie, in which she played Carietta Carrie White, a shy, troubled high school senior with telekinetic powers. Spacek had to work hard to persuade director de Palma to engage her for the role 2. Carrie novel — Carrie is an American novel and author Stephen Kings first published novel, released on April 5,, with an approximate first print-run of 30, copies.
Set primarily in the year of , it revolves around the eponymous Carrietta N. King has commented that he finds the work to be raw and with a surprising power to hurt. It is one of the most frequently banned books in United States schools, the book is dedicated to Kings wife Tabitha, This is for Tabby, who got me into it — and then bailed me out of it.
Carietta Carrie White is a year-old girl from Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie does not fare much better at school, where her frumpy looks and lack of friends make her the subject of ridicule. At the beginning of the novel, Carrie has her first period while showering after an education class. She has no understanding of menstruation as her mother never told her about it and her classmates use the event as an opportunity to taunt her, led by Chris Hargensen, they throw tampons and sanitary napkins at her.
When gym teacher Rita Desjardin happens upon the scene, she at first berates Carrie for her stupidity, however, she realizes that Carrie has no idea what is happening to her. In the midst of the commotion a lightbulb shatters above Carries head, Miss Desjardin excuses this and helps Carrie clean up and tries to explain. Carries mother shows no sympathy for her, she beats her and locks her into a closet, however, the principal instead punishes the girls by forcing them to attend boot-camp style detention with Miss Desjardin.
When Chris, after an altercation with Miss Desjardin, refuses to appear for the detention, at her behest, her father, a prominent local lawyer, tries to intimidate the assistant principal into reinstating her privileges. Carrie gradually discovers her dormant telekinetic powers which she had possessed since birth. They were once again awoken during the incident which caused her to unknowingly shatter the light bulb. She also begins to understand that she is telepathic.
Meanwhile, Sue Snell, another girl who had earlier teased Carrie. With the prom fast approaching, Sue convinces her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, one of the most popular boys in the school, Carrie is suspicious but accepts his offer, and makes a red velvet gown. Carries mother wont hear of her doing anything so carnal as attending a school dance, as she believes that sex in any form is sinful.
She also reveals that she knows about Carries telekinetic powers, which she considers a form of witchcraft, Carrie, however, is tired of hearing that everything is a sin, she wants a normal life and sees the prom as a new beginning. The prom initially goes well for Carrie, Tommys friends are welcoming, Chris, still furious, devises her own revenge with her boyfriend Billy Nolan, they fill two buckets full of pigs blood and suspend the buckets over the stage 3.
Stephen King — Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have more than million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows.
King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and he has written nearly short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his state of Maine. His novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption was the basis for the movie The Shawshank Redemption which is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. His father, Donald Edwin King, was born circa in Peru, Indiana, when Donald was born, his surname was Pollock, but as an adult, he used the surname King.
The family moved to De Pere, Wisconsin, Fort Wayne, Indiana, when King was 11, the family returned to Durham, Maine, where his mother cared for her parents until their deaths. She then became a caregiver in a residential facility for the mentally challenged.
King was raised Methodist and remains religious as an adult, as a child, King apparently witnessed one of his friends being struck and killed by a train, though he has no memory of the event. His family told him that leaving home to play with the boy, King returned, speechless.
Only later did the family learn of the friends death, some commentators have suggested that this event may have psychologically inspired some of Kings darker works, but King makes no mention of it in his memoir On Writing. King related in detail his primary inspiration for writing fiction in his non-fiction Danse Macabre. King compares his uncles successfully dowsing for water using the bough of a branch with the sudden realization of what he wanted to do for a living.
Carrie film — Carrie is a American supernatural horror film based on Stephen Kings epistolary novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and produced by Paul Monash, the film received two Academy Award nominations, one for Sissy Spacek in the title role and one for Piper Laurie as her abusive mother.
The film featured numerous young actors — including Nancy Allen, William Katt, Amy Irving and it also relaunched the screen and television career of Laurie, who had not been active in show business since Carrie was the first of more than film and television productions adapted from, or based on, shy, bullied high school student Carrie White experiences her first period as she showers with other girls after gym class.
Unaware of what is happening to her, she panics and pleads for help, the other girls respond by pelting her with tampons, laughing and chanting Plug it up. Gym teacher Miss Collins breaks up the commotion and attempts to console Carrie, a light bulb mysteriously breaks as Carrie reaches the height of her panic.
Later, the school principal seems uncomfortable as Miss Collins expresses bewilderment that Carrie is so uninformed, on her way home, a young boy teases Carrie, and she makes him fall off his bicycle with just a look. At home, Carrie is abused by her religious mother, Margaret. Carrie is locked in a closet and forced to pray for forgiveness. When she is allowed to return to her room, she gazes into her reflection. Carries classmate Sue feels guilty, so she arranges for her boyfriend, handsome and popular Tommy, reluctant at first, Carrie accepts after encouragement from Miss Collins.
Another classmate, Chris, throws a tantrum and skips her detention for bullying Carrie, swearing vengeance, she recruits her delinquent boyfriend Billy to play a prank on Carrie. Margaret discovers Carries prom plans and attempts to abuse her again, having researched her telekinesis, Carrie asserts her power and stands up to her mother.
Margaret responds by accusing Carrie of being a satanic witch, at the prom, Carrie finds acceptance among her peers and shares a kiss with Tommy. Chris and Billy escape through a door, while the bucket falls on Tommys head. The blood-soaked Carrie hallucinates that everyone in the gymnasium is laughing at her and soon unleashes telekinetic fury upon the crowd, guilty, the doors slam shut, a high-pressure water hose assaults many people, the principal is electrocuted, and Miss Collins is crushed to death 5.
Linzi Hateley — Linzi Hateley is an English stage actress. As a child Hateley attended Italia Conti Academy and she appeared as one of the orphans in the stage musical Annie and on television in several episodes of the BBC childrens series Grange Hill. Hateleys first starring role was as the character in the ill-fated Carrie - The Musical in both its Stratford-Upon-Avon and Broadway runs. In the Prince of Wales Theatre, from and a couple of months in and she will reprise this role from Monday 13 June in the Novello Theatre.
Website for Carrie, carriethemusical. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen Kings novel Carrie, it focuses on a teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother.
When she is humiliated by her classmates at the school prom, she wreaks havoc on everyone. Gores Fame collaborator, Dean Pitchford, was brought in to work on the project, which underwent numerous rewrites. White, Laurie Beechman as Mrs. Gardner and it was soon announced that Carrie would be produced on Broadway in Funding was not raised until late , the production was plagued with script and technical problems. The crew was unable to douse Hateley with fake blood without causing her microphone to malfunction, rewrites continued following each show, and the program cited a song, Once I Loved a Boy, which had been rewritten and retitled When Theres No One prior to the first performance.
A musical section of the Locker Room Scene was removed after the few performances. The show started previews on April 28,, at the Virginia Theatre, after the final song, boos were heard mixed in with applause.
However, in an instant, when Linzi Hateley and Betty Buckley rose to take their bows, according to the New York Times, The show had received standing ovations at some previews, as well as on opening night. The initial cast for the revival was announced on May 3,, from the reading held in , Marin Mazzie starred as Margaret White and Molly Ranson as Carrie.
Additional cast was announced on November 21,, on August 1,, a benefit preview of the revival was presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 7.
Her debut role was a lead in the tragedy, Sparrow, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Her title role in McKees film May won her something of a cult following, since then, she has appeared in McKees Masters of Horror episode, Sick Girl, and provided a voice-over for his film The Woods. She also starred in the crime thriller Scar and she had a recurring role on the TV show Dexters fifth season as Emily Birch, the first victim of Jordan Chase.
Carrie film — Carrie is a American teen television film and loosely based on the novel Carrie by Stephen King. It is the film adaptation of the novel, following the version. The film premiered on NBC on November 4,, the film was intended as a backdoor pilot for a potential television series and the ending of the novel was changed accordingly, but no follow-up series was ever produced. Several people are being interviewed in a station, including a high school student, Sue Snell.
Detective John Mulcahey is investigating the disappearance of high school student Carrie White and these interviews are interspersed with flashbacks to previous events. The film then features a flashback of two weeks before the prom at Ewen High School, Carrie is a shy and withdrawn girl tormented by the popular girls, Christine Chris Hargensen and Tina Blake are especially vicious.
After gym class, Carrie has her first period in the shower, the other girls swarm the shower and taunt her. Hearing the commotion, Ms. Desjarden comes into the shower, later, Principal Morton decides to send Carrie home, but calls Carrie the wrong name Carrie corrects him repeatedly, finally yelling as his desk suddenly moves several inches.
As Carrie gathers her belongings to leave, she is the victim of a joke at her locker. On her way home, Carrie is accosted by a boy on a bicycle, whose joke goes wrong when he flies off his bike. When she reaches home, Carrie has a flashback to her own childhood before entering the house, carries fanatically religious mother, Margaret White, who considers menstruation a sign of sexual sin, locks Carrie in her prayer closet as punishment. The next day, Ms.
Desjarden gives the girls a weeks detention for their bullying, if they skip the detention, they face suspension and refusal of their prom tickets. After Chris father John Hargensen, a lawyer, unsuccessfully attempts to get her prom ban rescinded, meanwhile, Carrie discovers she has telekinesis, the ability to move or control objects with her mind.
Carrie has an episode in class and, when she goes home. Sue, trying to atone for tormenting Carrie, asks her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, when Carrie tells her mother about the prom invitation, Margaret forbids her to go, Carrie uses her powers to finally confront her mother, and Margaret seemingly gives in.