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Oct 24, 2019

We declare the year 1930 CANCELLED prior to discussing John Ford's UP THE RIVER & Frank Borzage's LILIOM (little known today - but based on the same source as the musical CAROUSEL). We consider the different (maybe opposite) ways in which these Fox movies portray sympathy for the victims of class society without criticizing the system, in contrast to a Warner Bros.-style treatment of similar material. 

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Up the River (dir. John Ford)

0h 39m 16s:          Liliom (dir. Frank Borzage)                

1h 15m 23s:          Fall Cinemagoing Update - Li Yu and TIFF’s "Seeing the Unseen" 


* Find Elise’s latest published film piece – “Elaine May’s Male Gaze” – in the Elaine May issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room*

*And Read Elise’s Writing at Bright Wall/Dark RoomCléo, and Bright Lights.*

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“What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes?” – Le Tigre