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Entries from April 2009

Wanting Things We Can’t Have and Having Things We Don’t Want

April 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Age of Innocence (1993) Screenplay by Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese, based on the novel by Edith Wharton Directed by Martin Scorsese Produced by Cappa Productions/ Columbia Pictures Running time: 139 minutes What the *&#! Is This About? In New York City of the 1870s, Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is among the well heeled […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Concert · Dreams and visions · Master and pupil · Museums and galleries · Unconventional romance

They Were Marketing It For Dumb Teenagers

April 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Dazed and Confused (1993) Written by Richard Linklater Directed by Richard Linklater Produced by Detour Filmproduction/ Alphaville Films Running time: 103 minutes What the *&#! Is This About? On May 28, 1976 – the last day of the school year at “Lee High School” somewhere in Texas – quarterback Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason London) faces […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Brother/sister relationship · Coming of age · Cult favorite · Drunk scene · Famous line · High school · Mother/son relationship · Music · Shot In Texas

A Glib, Cynical, Socially Irresponsible View of High School

April 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Heathers (1989) Written by Daniel Waters Directed by Michael Lehmann Produced by Cinemarque Entertainment/ New World Pictures Running time: 103 minutes What the *&#! Is This About? At “Westerberg High School” in Ohio, Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) has managed to ingratiate herself into the most powerful clique in school, which includes sociopath Heather Chandler (Kim […]

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Tags: Black comedy · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Famous line · High school · Paranoia