Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Glenn Show

Fellow Members: Thank you all, those of you, who voted for me to represent you on the Executive Steering Committee. I love being more involved with the Club this year. For a long time I was just a boy who … Continue reading

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TFC Partys Hearty with Oscar

Wow! From 4pm last night until 9pm, Wine Styles was humming with every kind of whoop and holler, as the members of TFC has their “own” Academy Awards party. The Academy gave us all some surprises, thank goodness, and the … Continue reading

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Recent Films of Note

Again, members, this is the spot to sound off; say those innermost thoughts about practically any film you want, those gems that you keep in your psyche. I think there were some of you who liked the idea that during … Continue reading

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VOLVER (2006)…A Few Thoughts

VOLVER (2007) This film @ 121 minutes passes much too quickly. Director Pedro Almodovar, riding high on his last three hits; BAD EDUCATION (2004), TALK TO HER (2002), and ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999), delivers again. Almodovar has been called,”the … Continue reading

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A New Volunteer at the Grand

My son has volunteered at the Grand. His first day will be this Saturday (Feb 24th). He is really excited about it. If you happen to be there to watch a movie, please look for him and say hello. Anita

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The Rhineman Exchange (1976)

Roger: Man, whatever possessed you to want to see this early mini-series? Like RICH MAN, POOR MAN, it ran (5) nights, and was one of the first of that format. THE RHINEMAN EXCHANGE (1977) was directed by Burt Kennedy, as … Continue reading

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VENUS Opens at the Grand, Friday February 16,2007

Fellow members. I lucked out and got picked to be the discussion leader for VENUS (2006) directed by Roger Michel, starring Peter O’Toole, and Jodie Whittaker. O’Toole was nominated as Best Actor for a Golden Globe, and a SAG award; … Continue reading

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Re: Doppelgangers

[My posting of a comment on the doppelganger theory of Glenn’s was full of errors from having posted it without knowing I had sent the rough draft to WordPress. Unable to edit my remarks at that time–and I am still … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Thief as exemplar of Italian Neorealism

The Bicycle Thief (1949) USA Ladri di biciclette (1948) original Italian Release (May Contain Spoilers) Italian Neorealism refers to films produced in Italy after WWII from roughly 1945 through 1952. The screenwriter Cesare Zavattini is often credited as being the … Continue reading

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Blood Diamond (2006)

BLOOD DIAMOND (2006) TIA: THIS IS AFRICA It’s 1990, and we are dropped into the strife of civil war and anarchy in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Many of the events depicted in the film were historically accurate. The RUF (Revolutionary … Continue reading

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