This comes up especially with exploitation films — movies which by their nature are provocative and cross lines in an attempt to sell more tickets. Foster has mostly disowned the film due to a short and gratuitous nude scene that she felt pushed the exploitation too far. Foster, in her early teens at the time, was very obviously doubled by her much older sister which makes the nudity even more jarring and inconsistent within the otherwise grounded story. All these come together to give Foster a role that stretches her acting chops even further than Taxi Driver did in the same year. In the film Jodie Foster plays Rynn Jacobs, a young teen in small town Maine who finds herself beset upon by nosy neighbours seeking to upend her bohemian lifestyle as they become curious about her absent poet father. Both Martin Sheen and Jodie Foster had yet to have their career-defining roles, but both get a chance to flex their acting abilities tremendously in the film.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is one of the great thrillers of the '70s, yet it wasn't always recognized as such. Scheuer's Movies on TV dismissed it as sick trash. As the years passed, their judgments skyrocketed. Maltin settled on calling it complex, unique, engrossing, and one of a kind. Why did this low-budget Canadian-French co-production take so long to achieve respect? Perhaps critics were confused by an ad campaign that sold it as the latest in the "evil child" trend after The Exorcist and The Omen , but even then, you'd think people should have no trouble seeing the multi-leveled chiller right in front of them. At least the folks at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films did, for they named it Best Horror against dreadful competition, admittedly and gave an award to Foster. Just before she made the controversial Taxi Driver , Foster gave one of her preternaturally self-possessed child performances as year-old Rynn Jacobs, a brilliant introvert who lives with her poet father in a small Maine town mostly played by Montreal where everybody knows everybody's business. She avoids questions about her father, which come at her from all directions: from the friendly local cop Mort Schuman ; from her first boyfriend, the shy and gimpy Mario Scott Jacoby ; and in a less friendly manner from the nosy landlady Alexis Smith and her creepy son Martin Sheen.
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Sign In. Showing all 48 items. In interviews, Jodie Foster usually refrains from saying which of her films are her least favorites, but she has let it slip that this movie isn't particularly one she is fond of, explaining, "When people are there to simply do a job they don't have any passion for, those are nearly always bad films. First top-billed lead role in a major motion picture for actress Jodie Foster. A significant role for Mort Shuman , who played Miglioriti. He is best known as half of the celebrated songwriting team of Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman.
Oscar-winning role in : The Reader Nude in winning role? But even though her sixth Oscar-nominated role as a Nazi guard in The Reader earned her the win, her most famous naked role remains ? Oscar-winning role in : Monster Nude in winning role? Before her victory in , she'd appeared nude six times — and another four times afterwards. Oscar-winning role in : Monster's Ball Nude in winning role?