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

One thought on “TFC Film Picks for Jan.17-Feb.20, 2008

  1. Glenn,

    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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