Category Archives: 2009

Development of Empathy in Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring

One of the major themes in our 2008 discussion film Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring was empathy. The four seasons in the title of this lyrical film represent four stages in the lifespan of an individual: childhood, young adulthood, middle … Continue reading

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Red Tail

Red Tail Amelia was not a classic beauty— reed-thin Kansas lass, short, gap-toothed, with an overbite, flaxen blond hair shorn short in the style of the aviatrix, wearing long pants fitted tightly across her shapely bottom, and a man’s aviator-style … Continue reading

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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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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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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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TFC October Film Picks

Producers Film Picks for October 2009   DVD Choices   12 ANGRY MEN (1957) Directed by Sidney Lumet @ 96 minutes. This film stars Henry Fonda, in one of his greatest roles, supported by Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Martin … Continue reading

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Producer’s Film Picks for September 2009

Producer’s Committee Film Picks for September 2009This month we are doing a tribute to Paul Newman, who died one year ago September 26th. There will be no theatrical film to go to, just three of Paul Newman’s best for us … Continue reading

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THE HURT LOCKER

Friends & Film Clubbers: I don’t usually go out on a limb and rave about films that we have not scheduled to screen and discuss within the realm of the Club, but last night I saw a film that literally … Continue reading

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TFC FILM CHOICES FOR AUGUST 2009

Producer’s Committee Film Picks for August 2009 DVD films: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich @ 118 minutes. The film stars Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Cybill Shepherd, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, … Continue reading

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