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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Oct 25

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 9

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 9 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter twenty-three on politics, chapter twenty-four on gear change and chapter twenty-five on comedy. Chapter Twenty-Three – Politics Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year The Enchanted Desna Yuliya Sointseva USSR 1964 In My Skin Marina de Van France […]

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Oct 20

Home, Religion and Work

Week Eight: Women Make Film Episode 8 Tuesday, October 20Night Eight: Home, Religion and WorkTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 10:45 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 8 begins with chapter 20 examining the ways home has been portrayed in cinema. Home appears as an ideal, as a fresh […]

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Oct 19

Exploring Bodies: The House is Black (1963)

Academy Assignment: Women Make Film Episode 7 This week, Classic Couple spent time with Forough Farrokhzad’s acclaimed 1963 documentary The House is Black. The twenty-two minute short film features footage from the Bababaghi Hospice leper colony in Iran. It focuses on scenes of the daily life and interactions of the colony residents spliced with Farrokhzad’s […]

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Oct 19

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 8

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 8 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter twenty on home, chapter twenty-one on religion and chapter twenty-two on work. Chapter Twenty – Home Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year Wayward Girl Lesley Selander USA 1957 The Enchanted Desna Yuliya Sointseva Soviet Union 1964 Ratcatcher […]

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Oct 13

Week Seven: Women Make Film Episode 7

Tuesday, October 13Night Seven: Bodies and SexTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 7 begins with chapter 18 narrator Jane Fonda discussing how bodies have fascinated movie-goers from the early silent film days watching the movement of Charlie Chaplin and the stillness of […]

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