Jun 26

Must-Listen Podcast from TCM – The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy

At Classic Couple Academy we’re all about learning about classic film. The release of the second installment of TCM’s award-winning podcast, The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy, offers unprecedented behind the scenes access into the making of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). This is must-listen podcasting for film lovers! The making of […]

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May 09

Mother as Muse: Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She was born to Holocaust survivors from Poland; her mother Natalia (Nelly), survived years at Auschwitz. Daughter Chantal and mother were extremely close with Nelly encouraging Chantal to pursue her career in film. In 1971, Chantal […]

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May 06

TCMFF Picks & Plans with Chris

The Classic Couple Academy team is ready for the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. We’ve reviewed the scheduled programming on TCM and HBO Max and made our selections of must-see content. Here native New Yorker and Classic Couple Academy technical lead Chris Chase shares his TCMFF picks and plans. The TCM Classic Film Festival 2021 […]

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May 06

TCMFF Picks & Plans with Kami

The Classic Couple Academy team is ready for TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. We’ve reviewed the scheduled programming on TCM and HBO Max and made our selections of must-see content. Here writer and Classic Couple Academy lead curriculum designer Kami Spangenberg shares her TCMFF picks and plans. I’m thrilled to be a credentialed member of […]

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May 02

TCMFF Picks & Plans with Kim

Everyone here at Classic Couple Academy is looking forward to the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. We’ve reviewed the scheduled programming on TCM and HBO Max and have made our selections of must-see content. Here Classic Couple Academy lead instructional designer Kim Andrews shares her TCMFF picks and plans. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn’t allow for […]

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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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