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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Nov 16

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 12

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 12 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter thirty-two on reveal, chapter thirty-three on memory and chapter thirty-four on time. Chapter Thirty-Two – Reveal Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year Westworld Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan USA 2016 After the Tracks (pas gjurmëve) Xhanfise Keko Albania […]

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Nov 15

The Teckman Mystery (1954)

This week Classic Couple Academy watched Wendy Toye’s 1954 film The Techman Mystery. A Renaisance woman, Toye began her career as a dancer and actress, directed for the stage and for film and even wrote and produced. A true creative force, she was a child prodigy as a dancer performing at the age of four […]

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Nov 10

Tension, Stasis, and Leave Out

Week Eleven: Women Make Film Episode 11 Tuesday, November 10Night Eleven: Tension, Stasis, and Leave OutTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 11:15 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 11 begins with chapter 29 on tension as a mainstay in film, particularly when presented in real-life situations. Where something is […]

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Nov 09

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 11

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 11 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter twenty-nine on tension, chapter thirty on stasis and chapter thirty-one on leave out. Chapter Twenty-Nine – Tension Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year Demon Lover Diary Joel DeMott USA 1980 Dreams of a Life Carol Morley UK, […]

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Nov 08

Hannah Arendt (2012)

This week Classic Couple Academy watched 2012 German-Luxembourgish-French biographical drama film Hannah Arendt. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, the film centers on the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, beginning when in 1961 she covers the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker magazine. Arendt’s writing on the trial, the […]

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Nov 03

Melodrama, Sci Fi, and Horror and Hell

Week Ten: Women Make Film Episode 10 Tuesday, November 3Night Ten: Melodrama, Sci Fi, and Horror and HellTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 11:15 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 10 continues the exploration of film genres with chapter 26 on melodrama. Melodrama can be depicted through a central […]

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Nov 02

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 10

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 10 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter twenty-six on melodrama, chapter twenty-seven on Sci-Fi and chapter twenty-eight on horror and hell. Chapter Twenty-Six – Melodrama Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year Shoes Lois Weber USA 1916 Death is a Caress Edith Carlmar Norway 1949 […]

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Nov 01

Mabel’s Strange Predicament (1914)

This week, Classic Couple explored the early work of Mabel Normand. A popular silent-film star in the 1910s and 1920s, Normand was a quadruple threat as actress, screenwriter, director and producer with at one time her own movie studio and production company. She was an early collaborator of Mack Sennet in his Keystone Studio films […]

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Oct 27

Politics, Gear Change and Comedy

Week Nine: Women Make Film Episode 9 Tuesday, October 27Night Nine: Politics, Gear Change and ComedyTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 9 begins with chapter 23 on politics – as idealism, symbolism, propaganda and even comedy. In political films, content is king […]

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