SUMMER REFLECTIONS on films featuring old women.

Too hot to think clearly. Too hot to sit for a long time looking at the screen.

Too hot to remember the times spent talking about ageing and films. The laughs and  heated discussions.   My friends long departed.

Is it time to close the chapter? Say goodbye to wordpress and muse isolated?

Films about old women featuring old actors are more frequent now and I find it difficult to keep pace. But I must check something before I say goodbye.

I have rarely looked at the statistics of viewers of my posts in my film blogs. Somehow I did not think it mattered. I just wanted to express publicly  the view of an old woman fully aware that I have at times extreme points of view.

I just looked at the number of views on my  site. Volver 14 267, All About Eve 2522, Pather Panchali, 1382. These figures are to be expected: classic films attract students of films and give them an old woman’s point of view.

It is the films with views in the hundreds that made me change my mind. The     neglected  forgotten films, the ageist films, the denigrated films. Above all the films that provoke old women reactions that differ significantly from reviewers and some academic writings.

Maybe I should not give up yet.

 

About rinaross

Born in 1935. MA in Film and Television Studies at the University of Westminster 1998. Studying the representation of older women in film since then.
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4 Responses to SUMMER REFLECTIONS on films featuring old women.

  1. Rita Ferris-Taylor says:

    Don’t give up Rina!! The blog and your views have a lot to offer to others interested in old people in films!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not yet! Greetings from Canada

  3. Christine Turner Sage says:

    Don’t give up Rina, I enjoy reading your musings!
    best wishes from Tina

  4. Andree Ryan says:

    Keep calm and don’t give up!

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