Farah Fawcett Out, Jose Feliciano In

Sri’s Prediction: Farah Fawcett has had her reign. Another pseudo-queen will give her some competition in August. Jose Feliciano will have a complete changeover in his career by September. He may be offered a movie script which he may turn down. The script will revolve around a Vietnam veteran who has been brainwashed and released from a prison camp. He is rehabilitated through tone. It will be acclaimed, and will eventually inspire an array of films about returned war prisoners. One of these films will win an academy award.

  • There are really three predictions here:

    1) Farrah Fawcett’s career.

    This is another prediction that is a little difficult to quantify, however looking at the films in which she appeared over the years, we can at least see if she is working or not after August of 1978.

    According to her filmography, we see the following roles for Farrah Fawcett

    Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978)
    Sunburn (1979)
    Saturn 3 (1980)
    Murder in Texas (1981) (TV)
    The Cannonball Run (1981)
    The Red-Light Sting (1984) (TV)
    The Burning Bed (1984) (TV)
    Between Two Women (1986) (TV)
    Extremities (1986)
    Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story (1986) (TV)
    Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987) (TV)
    See You in the Morning (1989)
    Margaret Bourke-White (1989) (TV)
    Small Sacrifices (1989) (TV)

    Perhaps most telling regarding Farrah Fawcett’s continued popularity is her appearance on the 1980 Academy Awards as a presenter. This alone should suggest that although every sex symbol has a limited shelf life, Farrah Fawcett remained alive and well after August of 1978. [Source]

    2) Jose Feliciano’s career.

    I’ve never heard of Jose Feliciano acting. But he has appeared in films as himself playing his music: [Source]

    Ah, here’s one movie he was in:
    [Source] It was called “Fargo” and was quite a critically acclaimed hit, however in this movie, again Jose Feliciano only plays himself singing one song.

    According to his bio his musical output actually tapered off during the 80′s, though he remains a force in the world of music even to this day.

    3) A Viet Nam movie about the rehabilitation of a POW.

    Looking through the American Film Institute’s list of the best 400 films of all time, organized chronologically [source]. I see no movie listed that deals with a rehabilitated POW. However, 1977 and 1978 were most certainly the years of the birth of the Viet Nam war movie genre which featured such classics as The Deerhunter (1978), Coming Home (1978), Apocalypse Now (1979), and later The Killing Fields (1984) and Platoon (1986), all movies that addressed the stark reality of the warfare of the 1960′s and 70′s.

    I’ll give Sri credit for bringing up the idea that Viet Nam war movies were on the rise. Still, anybody with access to entertainment industry news such as Variety would have known of the appearance of these Viet Nam movies a year before they showed up in the theatres. I’m just not sure how in touch Sri was with the movie industry when she made this prediction.

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  • Well, remember that the Vietnam war WAS ending at that time, so it didn’t take too much in the way of vision to predict that there would be films made about it in the near future. “Rehabilitated through tone”? Don’t remember any like that. And certainly Jose never had a “complete changeover in his career.”

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