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Entries Tagged as 'Father/daughter relationship'

Mei Actually Met a Ghost — Totoro!

October 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

“Actually our work depends on how much we can appropriate from other people’s work! Painting, music, films, literature … it’s all grist for the mill. We think of our work not as individual creativity but like a lifelong baton relay. Your work passes through your body and your life; you transform it into something, and […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Animation · Bathtub scene · Beasts and monsters · Coming of age · Father/daughter relationship · Mother/daughter relationship · Supernatural

She’s Really Too Young For Me

December 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This month’s theme was hatched after yet another person with better taste than me recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for nine more films with similar themes, “Chopsticks”, “Slacker” and “Fitting Room” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the month […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Coming of age · Father/daughter relationship · Femme fatale · Museums and galleries · Road trip · Unconventional romance

Today’s Iran Is Not For You

November 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Logging in to Netflix Instant for a movie to watch is like being hungry and shown to a food replicator. It doesn’t solve my problem — it introduces one thousand new ones. Luckily, I can see which genres are rated higher in nutritional content, in this case, 4 or 4 ½ star ratings out of […]

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Tags: Animation · Based on comic strip · Coming of age · Crooked officer · Dreams and visions · Father/daughter relationship · Grandmother/granddaughter relationship · High school · Interrogation · Mother/daughter relationship