Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: February is now upon us, and the eighth year of our Club marches on. This month we are viewing “historical” films; two of them are French classics--more like one 4-hour film made into two screenings. As per our other announcements about this duo of films, it is very … Continue reading JEAN DE FLORETTE @ 924 BROADWAY
Zhivago’s Zeitgeist In 1965, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO made a ton of money, more than all the other David Lean films lumped together, but it was created in its own chaos, and its production blemishes and secrets were covered up in make up and costume, conspiracies, politics, and egos. Everyone wanted to shoot it in Russia, but the regime of Alexei Koygin would not … Continue reading Zhivago’s Zeitgeist
THE KING'S SPEECH Rating: R Length: 118 minutes Year: 2010 Actors: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, … Continue reading THE KING’S SPEECH @ THE GRAND CINEMA
PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR FEBRUARY 2011 DVD JEAN DE FLORETTE (1986) Directed by Claude Beri @ 120 minutes. In French with English subtitles. The film stars Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, and Ernestine Mazurowna. Synopsis: Based on Marcel Pagnot’s epic novel, this is a tragic tale set in a rural French village in the 1920’s. … Continue reading Producers’ Film Picks For February 2011
I haven't seen this film, but it was locally produced here in Tacoma so thought I would give it a plug here. It had a premier at The Rialto last summer and is now available on DVD. I would be interested to get comments from anyone who has seen it.