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REFLECTIONS ON POINTS OF VIEW

In the last few months I have been asked – as an expert on old women in films –  to be a panelist at two festivals, and to present a film at a literature festival. I  declined the  first two … Continue reading

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IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS take 3

The theme of the Penzance Literature Festival was Vision. I was delighted to be invited to give an alternative vision of old women in film.  I chose The Company of Strangers. ( I prefer to use the Canadian original title … Continue reading

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THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS, STRANGERS IN GOOD COMPANY (1990)

Written in 2007 We usually analyze a film because it is intriguing.  Indeed this film intrigued me. The first time I saw it I was dealing with a father deep in the nightmare of dementia and a mother immobilized by … Continue reading

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AMOUR – A PERSONAL VIEW

At long last Amour. I was waiting for our film group to meet before writing about this amazing film. Being interested in how viewers receive a film and what is on-screen I found that above all other films Amour demands … Continue reading

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Old women, comedies and social issues

I have neglected the British comedies of the 30s-60s  in my research, yet  some representations of the older woman seem to be very interesting in these films. Our Older Women in Film  Group had noted that in British produced films … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  As with Potiche and Something Gotta Give, I am at the moment desperately impatient and bored with this film. I cannot even bring myself to read the reviews,  or consider it seriously. I just think it is … Continue reading

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The Queen of Spades ( 1949)

Apart from a few people who were familiar with the genre, the Lexi/U3A audience this time was bemused. There are many themes one could explore in the film based on the Pushkin novella: gambling, good versus evil, greed, the supernatural, the … Continue reading

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