Category: film

life lessons from judy garland movies

Several years ago on a Garland discussion board I mused about lessons in style and substance contained in the many films of Judy Garland’s career. I adapted those ideas into multiple entries on another blog in late 2009. This musing continued during the summer of 2011 inspired by the Paley Center for Media and Film

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film feature: vito

Vito (2011) 49th New York Film Festival: Special Events October 14, 2011 [festival September 30-October 16, 2011] Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street event web site The New York Film Festival is screenings and panel discussions and an embarrassment of riches.  On Friday October 14, 2011, rapt film fans who fill an auditorium are

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film feature: undercurrent

Undercurrent (1946) BAMcinématek The Complete Vincente Minnelli October 4, 2011 [festival September 23-November 2, 2011] BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn event web site “You looked like no one I’d ever seen before.” [Alan to Ann] “Love is a formula like anything else. I recognize the formula.” [Dink to Ann] “Mother adored him. He was

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film feature: the band wagon

The Band Wagon (1953) BAMcinématek The Complete Vincente Minnelli September 30, 2011 [festival September 23-November 2, 2011] BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn event web site “I am not Nijinsky, I am not Marlon Brando. I am Mrs. Hunter’s little boy Tony — song and dance man.” [Tony has had enough in rehearsal] “We’re not

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film feature: caris’ peace

Caris’ Peace (2011) Directed by: Gaylen Ross with Rebecca Nelson There are circles of friendships and pieces of lives and morphing toward peace in this lovely documentary about an inspired performer who is dealt a tough hand and rises to reclaim her place on stage. Caris Corfman is a daughter, a friend, an actress, a well-educated

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summer of garland: musings reflections directions

I have been blogging for a month about screenings at the Paley Center for Media‘s festival Judy Garland: The Television Years (July 20-August 18, 2011) and films shown at the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s festival Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! (July 26-August 9, 2011).  The challenge of summing up the experience has stymied me

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film features: garland, the back, and movie magic

A Star is Born, I Could Go On Singing, Judgment at Nuremberg Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! August 9, 2011 [festival July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q The back. Acting with the back. Drawing our emotional focus into a

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film features: garland and war

Judgment at Nuremberg, For Me and My Gal Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! August 4, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q I wandered through two World Wars with Garland last week in a single double feature.

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film features: girls out west

Girl Crazy, The Harvey Girls Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! August 1 & August 2, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site Garland spends some time in the mythic American West in her early 20s in two distinct vehicles.

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film features: andy hardy finds love and debutantes

Love Finds Andy Hardy, Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! July 31 & August 2, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q The Andy Hardy movies are soft soap, soft sell, Middle America comfort

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