Everything you say is absolutely true. But this is the Dream Factory. Only once or twice in decades do people come along to make stage and/or cinematic history: Vivien Leigh in GONE WITH THE WIND and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (my all-time favorite movie and play), Kathy Bates in MISERY, Judy Holliday in BORN YESTERDAY and, of course, Laurette Taylor in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Shirely MacLaine in TERMS OF ENDAIRMENT...and I'm concentrating on the women here because I do truly feel that Barbra Streisand will make movie history if she gets the chance to play Norma Desmond. I've known she was born to achieve greatness ever since seeing her at the Bon Soir in Greenwich Village in my college days. Fight me all you will............she MUST play Norma.....not Rose or any of those other icons...but Norma. Barbra -- do it! Make it happen! Make ageism even more relevant these days. At her age, Barbra is still untapped. I had also wanted to see her do a film of the GANESH play of Terrence McNally with Meryl Streep. I'm rambling, but I was a fan of Barbra S and Barbara H back in the late 50s and 60s and can't bear to see the former disappear without a glorious swan song instead of an insufferable jane rosenthal movie.