For those members who may not have received the handout at the 1/16/08 meeting, or have not received Roger's Newsletter, here are our present TFC film picks: Producer’s Film Picks for January 17-February 20, 2008 DVD & VHS Selections Pulled from the Member Envelope, the first movie was picked by Peter Farnum. DOUBLE LIFE OF … Continue reading TFC Film Picks for Jan.17-Feb.20, 2008
Alright fellow cinemaphiles, after three weeks of rest, after our TFC meeting Wednesday (1/16/08), we are now into the next phase, January 17-February 20th, 2008. Many of you have already managed to get to a screening of THERE WILL BE BLOOD at the Grand; and what an epic that is. I'm sure it will stimulate … Continue reading Veronique @ CSL
THE THIEF (1952) VOICELESS IN MANHATTAN Director Russell Rouse was best known in Hollywood as a terrific screen writer in the late 1940’s and into the 50’s-60’s. He wrote screenplays for 18 films. He won an Oscar for his script for PILLOW TALK (1959). He had written D.O.A. (1950), another interesting shift in thriller perspective. [He … Continue reading Voiceless in Manhattan
LADY IN THE LAKE (1947) MARLOWE MISALIGNED Detective and crime novelist Raymond Chandler, it was said, was not terribly thrilled with this film adaptation of his 1944 novel. His character, Philip Marlowe, an ex-cop turned detective turning budding novelist, was somewhat autobiographical, and he felt strongly that the “gimmicky” way the film was handled “did … Continue reading Marlowe Misaligned
Our three official discussion films for January 2008, LADY IN THE LAKE, MEMENTO, and THE THIEF are open for discussion here on our blogsite.
Would any one like to go and see this film with me at the Grand? I wanted to see it sometime over the weekend. Anita
I’ve decided that I would “pull a Glenn” in this review and offer you a bit of my life in order to help you understand my views of this film. So, here is a piece of me: When I was about 8 years old my parents bought me a suitcase from at a garage sale. … Continue reading Memories, Who Needs Them?
Upon more study I believe we can say for sure that the “goofs and clues,” along with the “games” that the director Christopher Nolan plays on the viewers, are more of a distraction that key parts of the movie. Having said that they are a fun distraction. The reason they are a distraction is that … Continue reading Goofs, Clues, and Games: Just a Big Distraction
MEMENTO (2000) Cinema of the Reverse COLOSSAL CONUNDRUM Director Christopher Nolan was unknown in 1996 as he took a cross-country trip with his brother, Jonathan; who pitched a storyline to him. Christopher loved it and they began to collaborate on the project. Christopher finished his screenplay for a future film before Jonathan finished his short … Continue reading MEMENTO (2000): Colossal Conundrum
Tacoma Film Club co-sponsored the 2006 Banned Books Events with Kings Books of Tacoma, our host for the TFC's Third Wednesday Discussion. We presented the film Salt of the Earth in October 2006. Salt of the Earth (dir. Herbert Biberman, 1954). “Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Lives Felt” Based on the historical event of … Continue reading Salt of the Earth
"I’m from San Francisco. If you don’t believe me check my driver’s license and car registration. They’re on file with the DMV.My real name is John Edward Gammel; when I go undercover I use the name of Teddy. I’m a Detective with the narcotics division of the San Francisco Police. A few years ago I … Continue reading MY NAME’S TEDDY; I’M A COP.
First let me thank Ron for his excellent series of contributions on the psychology of memory and its application to Memento. I learned a lot from them and now can see more in this movie than I had before. As a result it has become an even richer movie for me. But just for fun … Continue reading Science and Art: Accepting the differences