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Entries Tagged as 'Concert'

57 Years Old and Broke

December 1st, 2010 · No Comments

This month’s theme was hatched after someone with much better taste recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for nine more films with similar themes, “Based on Novel”, “Redhead” and “Salesgirl” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the month of December, […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Concert · Drunk scene · Father/son relationship · Music · No opening credits · Road trip · Shot In Texas · Small town · Unconventional romance

Is Your Boyfriend Interested In Clever?

September 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Bechdel Test was named for Allison Bechdel, whose comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For in 1985 measured the female presence in movies by employing three criteria: Are there two or more women in it, with names? Do the women talk to each other? About something other than a man? Far too many mainstream […]

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Tags: Based on book · Coming of age · Concert · Father/daughter relationship · High school · Master and pupil · Museums and galleries · Unconventional romance

Musicians Don’t Make Good Conspirators

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Roman Polanski was born August 18, 1933 in Paris. The sordid details of his flight from the United States in 1978 have often overshadowed discussion of the director’s work, which at the age of 77, includes one of the best films of 2010. Is he a world class filmmaker? In the month of August, I […]

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Tags: Based on book · Bathtub scene · Brother/brother relationship · Brother/sister relationship · Concert · Crooked officer · Military · Music · No opening credits · Train