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Grief and Guilt -The Straight Story and Manchester by the Sea

Again a brief post that does not deal with the representation of old women in feature films but since I wrote about The Straight Story (1999) 5 years ago  I will consider Manchester by the Sea (2016). I find I have … Continue reading

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THE STRAIGHT STORY 2

Ageist language I could not resist flagging. From the NFT viewing notes of Charulata (1964 – dir. Satyajit Ray) I quote   : … I saw old women doddering out of the cinema with tears in their eyes …. the ancient women emerging … Continue reading

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THE WHALES OF AUGUST (1987)

At the 2006 U3A/NFT Older Women in Films Study Day the focus film was The Whales of August. The film at the time was not available on DVD or Video but the film group  had watched a copy from the TV. … Continue reading

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