Apr 28

Filmmaker 5 with Nils Gaup

In the art world there are barn stories. A collection of artwork is found in a barn and the pursuit of identification of the artist and authentication of the works commences. Images of a Nordic Drama is one such barn story, but one that exposes the dark underbelly of the art world in Norway. In […]

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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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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 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 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 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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