Jan 01

New Year. New Academy Offerings.

We’re back from Winter Break at Classic Couple Academy and ready for an exciting 2021. This month we’ll be sharing information on a new interactive course offering, set to launch in early February. Stop back in the coming weeks to learn more about what’s to come.

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Dec 04

Dear Mark Cousins:

I heard about Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema via email. The TCM Press Office sent a notice of the series asking if I would cover it as ClassicCouple.com. It came as an enticing offer. The TCM press pack described the documentary as featuring “the work of more than 183 directors, broken […]

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Dec 02

La Cigarette (1919)

For our last Women Make Film study, Classic Couple Academy viewed La Cigarette (1919), the earliest surviving film of Germaine Dulac. La Cigarette chronicles the marriage of an older archeologist and the jealousy his much younger wife awakens in him as she seeks to entertain herself while he immerses himself in his work. Convinced of […]

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Dec 01

Death, Endings, and Song and Dance

Week Fourteen: Women Make Film Episode 14 Tuesday, December 1Night Fourteen: Death, Endings, and Song and DanceTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 14 concludes the documentary with conclusions. Chapter 38 examines death as the biggest subject, the most universal subject, explored by […]

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Nov 29

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 14

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 14 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter thirty-eight on death, chapter thirty-nine on endings and chapter forty on song and dance. Chapter Thirty-Eight – Death Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year Eternal Breasts Kinuyo Tanaka Japan 1955 The East is Red Wang Ping China […]

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Nov 27

This is the Sea (1997)

This week Classic Couple Academy traveled to Ireland for This is the Sea (1997), a romance written and directed by Mary McGuckian. The story echoes that of Romeo and Juliet, focusing on two young lovers, one Protestant one Catholic in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles,” a 30-year period of conflict between unionists and nationalists. At […]

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Nov 24

Life Inside, the Meaning of Life, and Love

Week Thirteen: Women Make Film Episode 13 Tuesday, November 24Night Thirteen: Life Inside, the Meaning of Life, and LoveTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 13 begins with chapter 35 on life inside – how to film thought. Set designs, cutaways, dissolves often […]

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Nov 23

Orlando (1992)

This week Classic Couple Academy traveled through time in Sally Potter’s 1992 film Orlando. Based on Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando: A Biography, it’s the story of a young nobleman who receives the favor of Queen Elizabeth I. On her deathbed the queen bequeaths a vast estate to Orlando and his heirs with one condition […]

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Nov 22

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 13

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 13 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter thirty-five on life inside, chapter thirty-six on the meaning of life and chapter thirty-seven on love. Chapter Thirty-Five – Life Inside Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year Seashell and the Clergyman Germaine Dulac France 1928 Wings Larisa […]

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Nov 17

Reveal, Memory, and Time

Week Twelve: Women Make Film Episode 12 Tuesday, November 17Night Twelve: Reveal, Memory, and TimeTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 11:15 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 12 begins with chapter 32 on reveal – how good filmmakers “do revelations.” Reveals happen in love, death, and religion or in […]

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