TFC Film Picks for Jan.17-Feb.20, 2008

therewillbebloodposterFor 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 VERONIQUE (1991) Director Krzystof Kieslowski
@ 98 minutes. It stars Irene Jacob, Halina Gryglaszewska, and Kalina Jedrusik.
Two women who do not know each other, one in Poland and one in Paris , seem to share a shard of soul. Both of them love music, and pursue it with passion. Two parallel life paths become synchronized however, as one seems to influence the other. A challenging film by a master director, this film burns an unforgettable memory; or a pair of them.
SLIDING DOORS (1998) Director Peter Howett @ 99 minutes. It stars Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. We all come to important life-altering crossroads daily, without realizing it. This film answers the query of “what if?”  A woman’s love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on a trivial event –whether or not she catches a train. We get to see it both ways; parallel plotlines moving forward in tandem; sweet, sad, and sublime.
Theatrical film opening at The Grand Theater on January 18, 2008
THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) Director Paul Thomas Anderson @ 158 minutes.
It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O’Conner, and Ciaran Hinds. A sprawling epic tale during the dawn of the twentieth century in America, a story of family, love, trust, religion, greed, passion, paranoia, and oil. This was a halcyon period in which petroleum had not yet put the planet at its mercy, and it was based on a 1927 novel OIL! by Upton Sinclair.
We will screen DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE @ CSL on Friday, February 1, 2008, and we will screen SLIDING DOORS @ CSL on the next Friday, February 8, 2008. We start out the New Year in “grand style”; able to view all three of our picks on the big screen, with state of the art sound systems. I will see you all “at the movies”!
Glenn for David

About Glenn Buttkus

Former actor and Special Ed teacher for the blind, newly retired, spending my days struggling as poet, photographer, novelist, husband, and grandfather.
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One Response to TFC Film Picks for Jan.17-Feb.20, 2008

  1. Neil Bergeson says:


    Not to be too much of a nitpicker, but in what is identified as the final shooting script for “There Will Be Blood” found at on page three (scene 10) there is a one year old baby, who is specifically named as Ailman’s son (H.W.). I agree with you, however, that when watching the film that point is left ambiguous. I’m looking forward to reading your comments on this movie.

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