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Entries Tagged as 'Shot In Texas'

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

A Bunch of Bad Ass Chicks on Skates

September 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Bechdel Test was named for Allison Bechdel, whose comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For in 1985 measured 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 movies […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Coming of age · Drunk scene · High school · Mother/daughter relationship · No opening credits · Road trip · Shot In Texas · Small town · Sports

Time With One Cold-Blooded Bastard

July 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

In the month of July, I take a look at films released in my very favorite film stock and aspect ratio: black & white in anamorphic. Unless they’re being financed with credit cards, movies are rarely shot like this anymore because they’re impossible to sell to television. Yet these dreams sneak onto Turner Classic Movies […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Coming of age · Drunk scene · Famous line · Grandfather/grandson relationship · Master and pupil · Shot In Texas · Small town · Western