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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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 gjurmĂ«ve) 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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