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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Jun 19

Course Development Behind-the-Scenes

Here at Classic Couple Academy, we’re smack dab in the middle of production of our next Classic Couple Academy course offering. Creating a course is quite the journey. And while no one needs to see how the course “sausage gets made,” we can say our process requires a lot of creativity, laughter and hard work. […]

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Apr 11

Spring Has Sprung At Classic Couple Academy

The unofficial mascot of Classic Couple Academy is a slinky dog. The reason is because our founder, Kami, has lots of aspirations. Every idea around here seems to beget another idea, and likely another one after that. The slinky dog makes an appearance at every team meeting – because every team meeting inevitably leads to […]

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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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