Category Archives: 2014 Discussion Films

Birdman (2014) – Death Approached via Delusion

Birdman, subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, is a difficult film to categorize in terms of genres. Here is a sampling of some of the characterizations I discovered while reading film reviews: “a giddy fantasia of themes and genres, not … Continue reading

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Synecdoche, New York (2008) – Approaching Death via Denial

The film Synecdoche, New York [1,2] has been highly acclaimed by film critics, appearing on numerous “best films of 2008”, “best films of the decade”, and even “best films of all time.” [3] But the film was a commercial disaster, … Continue reading

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Melancholia (2011) – Approaching Death via Depression

The film Melancholia [1] begins with a lengthy prologue, set to Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, as the screen overflows with lush slow-motion images of life on earth and views of another planet. This sets a mood of celestial harmony, but … Continue reading

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SYNECDOCHE, NY @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The Producer’s theme for November is “Struggling With a Plan”.  Wow, the weather shift has been pretty dramatic, sunny & cold, with heavy winds in the South Sound–had two power outages already today. Let’s … Continue reading

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MELANCHOLIA @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The Producer’s theme for November is: “Struggling with a Plan.” Well, here we are deep in Autumn, as November & the Holidays are soon upon  us. It has been raining enough lately that … Continue reading

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PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR NOVEMBER 2014

Producers’ Film Picks for November 2014 The theme for these three films is “Struggling with a Plan”. THEATRICAL RELEASE BIRDMAN (2014) aka THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE Written & Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu & 119 minutes. The film stars … Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom Come

Jim Robbins submits the following Haiku with Image: —————————————————- Endlessly adrift Faith’s compass – Infinity Cut bait or fish

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Life of Pi: Film versus Novel

You like movies, don’t you? Sure, we all do. I’ve watched a lot of movies the last few months and learned a lot about films, film making, and film directors. Much of what I’ve learned about ‘the movies’ helps me … Continue reading

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Entrées to Interpreting Life of Pi

The Tacoma Film Club screened and then discussed Ang Lee’s film, Life of Pi, this month. I had seen it when it originally played in the theater so our screening was my second viewing. I was intrigued by many aspects … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PI @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: Our theme for this month will be “Personal Space”. October is slow this year, experiencing an Indian Summer, to set the trees & bushes on fire, to pile up tons of leaves for us … Continue reading

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