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Review: 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' shows the actress feisty, fragile
Review: 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' shows the actress feisty, fragile

Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is that watching it calls forth another, quite different selection of descriptors as well: vulnerable, insecure, even fragile. As directed by Chiemi Karasawa, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is less an examination of the long career of the gifted performer with the big personality who first appeared on Broadway in 1944 than a snapshot of her as she approached her 87th birthday, still as much in love with performing as ever and...

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