Monthly Archives: March 2008

March Meeting Films Now Open for Blog Discussion

The three films discussed at our March meeting, Snow Cake, In this World, and Persepolis, are now open for discussion here on the blogsite. Advertisements

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Icehugg

ICEHUGG SNOW CAKE (2006) Welsh-born film director, Marc Evans, who has given us HOUSE OF AMERICA (1997), and RESURRECTION MAN (1998), with Stuart Townsent, stepped back from the Thriller/Horror genre, and was lured to the wilds of Wawa, Ontario—a small … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 5. “The Double Life of Veronique” – What is it “About”? This Blogger’s Musings

First of all I have to say that until I decided to write this blog and contribute it to the TFC web site I never, ever, spent anytime on the question “what is the film Veronique about?” The first time … Continue reading

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SNOW CAKE @ CSL

   Fellow Cinemaphiles:  It is already time for our TFC second screening for March, this Friday, 03/11/2008. Per usual for us now, the film will be shown at the Center for Spiritual Living, at 206 North “J” street in Tacoma.   SNOWCAKE … Continue reading

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The Tacoma Film Club CSL Screenings

Fellow Members: Now that we are settling into the wonderful comfort of being able to utilize the Center For Spiritual Living for our screenings, the first two Fridays of each month, the events (and they are events) are beginning to … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 4. “The Double Life of Veronique” What is it “About”? – Reviewer’s and Blogger’s Ideas

Kieslowski considered making 17 versions of The Double Life of Veronique, one for each of the 17 theatres in which it was showing on opening night in Paris.(1)  Seeing these versions would be like hearing a bedtime story never told … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) “And There Will Be Money” By David R. Gilmour

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new monster success film There Will Be Blood (“Blood”) has dynamic heft. Stylistically it really packs a wallop. The performances, production elements and creative juices, without doubt, seem to blend artistically to have pulled off a remarkably … Continue reading

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More Medium Than Message “Can the term moral be applied to film fictions?” By David Gilmour

[This essay discusses several films of recent date (No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Juno, and Gone, Baby, Gone) and discloses details that might spoil a viewer’s enjoyment of the story.]     After Lars Von Trier … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 3. Plot Summary of The Double Life of Veronique

Summarizing the plot of any movie is hard to do without relying on one’s interpretation of what that movie is about. One has to select just certain items from the movie as important elements of the plot but one’s view … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 2. Kieslowski’s Techniques and Collaborations

I believe that to understand Kieslowski one must remember that his skills and technique were developed in an era of censorship in Poland. He talks about this himself in the supplemental material for the Criterion Collection edition of The Double … Continue reading

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