Films Watched – October 2017

Here is the current list of movies that I have seen from October 2017: No Down Payment (Martin Ritt, 1957) Play for Today – Rainy Day Women (Ben Bolt, 1984) Zig Zag (Richard A. Colla, 1970) You’re a Big Boy Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1966) The System aka The Girl-Getters (Michael Winner, 1964) Maurice (James Ivory,…

All That Heaven Allows – Escaping the Suburban Nightmare

By the 1950’s, the bourgeois values of the middle class were under threat by both women’s taste of independence during the World War II as well as cold war paranoia about the communist abolition of gender class. American post war melodrama acknowledges that traditional roles, although emotionally unfulfilling, are safe and healthy. In this context,…