Program Notes

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From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: Scent of a Woman (1992)

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In Martin Brest’s film, Scent of a Woman (1992), Pacino’s Frank Slade rants and rages and behaves badly at every opportunity. He’s bitter about being blind, probably alcoholic and makes life miserable for the long-suffering sister who takes care of him.

Program Notes: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Shaun of the Dead is one of the most successful examples of a horror subgenre known as the “zomcom” — short for zombie comedy.

Program Notes: The Magnificent Obsession (1954)

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The Magnificent Obsession is Hollywood hyper-melodrama at its greatest and also the most ridiculous movie ever made. A solid case can be made for both of these viewpoints.

Program Notes: 28 Days Later (2002)

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There are purists who will tell you that Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002) isn’t actually a zombie movie. Well, I say If it moves like a zombie, bites like a zombie and smells like a zombie...IT’S A ZOMBIE!!!

Program Notes: A Patch of Blue (1965)

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A Patch of Blue (1965) is an almost perfect example of Hollywood’s mainstream approach to controversial social issues.

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