Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
I wrote an extensive article about Carrie Fisher's passing, as well as her mother Debbie Reynolds passing a day later. It turns out HBO Films had recently completed a documentary on their relationship which they released earlier this week. I had a chance to watch it, and it blew my mind. Why!?!! The character development in the documentary is just amazing!!! I realize this might seem like a bizarre analogy, but I want to tie it back to Star Wars: A New Hope. The thing that made the Original Star Wars Movie from 1977 so great was all the character development. Remember the scene when Luke is hanging out with Old Ben Kenobi in his man-cave? The dialog is so deep and authentic...Same with Carrie & Debbie. Below is a preview of the documentary, and you can watch it if you have HBO:
Spoiler Alert: Watching this documentary made my cry. Not just the kind of crying where tears run down your face, but it made my soul cry. It was so emotionally touching and moving. In the screenshot above from the HBO Documentary, 'Bright Lights', we see Debbie Reynolds with her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher. This photo was taken in January of 2015, just after Debbie Reynolds won the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. As they contemplate and celebrate in front of the Christmas Tree, it would be the last Christmas they would spend together as a family. Todd Fisher is pictured below, and notice he wears a stainless and gold Rolex Datejust, which is the male version of the Rolex his sister, Carrie Fisher wore.
This documentary was such an amazing celebration of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher's REAL and fascinating lives. Also, I learned much about Debbie Reynolds amazing career achievements. May the force be with them...