Monthly Archives: October 2009

More than The Secret Life of Bees

The Spirit of the Beehive (dir. Victor Erice, 1973) “Keep a close watch on your creature.” “Considered by some critics the single greatest achievement of Spanish cinema, haunting cinematography, flawless performances, and a foreboding pace make this a truly special … Continue reading

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Amelia, Amelia: Where Did You Go?

I thought it might be interesting to look at some other pictures of the real Amelia Earhart, and the Diane Keaton TNT television film that is out on VHS. And of course, the new film with Hilary Swank.  See you … Continue reading

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AMELIA Playing In Several Theaters

Film Club Members:   Our theatrical film for this month, AMELIA, has opened as anticipated in wide release. So you may choose from several theaters when you view it. We have a whole month to see it, but per usual, … Continue reading

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Producer’s Film Picks for November 2009

Producer’s Committee Film Picks for November 2009 DVD THE MISFITS (1961) Directed by John Huston @ 120 minutes. The film stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter, Kevin McCarthy, James Barton, and Estelle Winwood. Synopsis: An overlooked cinematic gem, this film needs to be seen … Continue reading

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“12′ @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members and Movie Buffs:   Last Friday we had a nice turn-out for 12 ANGRY MEN. Those who attended were moved by the power and sensitivity of the 1957 classic, based on a 1954 teleplay presented on … Continue reading

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When a Star Dies, the Sky Weeps

I wrote a review for THE MISFITS (1961) about ten years ago. The film still resonates with me fifty years after its release. There was a sweetness, yet a sadness about the whole movie, and death hovered very near all … Continue reading

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David’s View

I received an email from David Gilmour this morning. He is still in Idaho,  becoming Mr. Natural, living the green life. He makes some good points, per usual. I thought I would share them. Glenn: We are going into a … Continue reading

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