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"Larsson, Donald F" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 7 Feb 2007 19:33:18 -0600
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HAROLD AND MAUDE (again, Bud Cort is young, Ruth Gordon is old) is another possible member of a subset.  A counter-example of non-intimacy between two aging people is Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates in ABOUT SCHMIDT.  If you're willing to consider an HBO series, SIX FEET UNDER often dealt with Frances Conroy as the aging mother looking for love in most of the wrong places.  Other TV shows might include THE GOLDEN GIRLS and the British LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE and WAITING FOR GOD. The relationship between King George III and Queen Charlotte in THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE is touching.  Even though "old" is certainly a relative term in their cases, Nicholson and Diane Keaton both seem to have a penchant for later-life romances lately (SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, the new BECAUSE I SAID SO). Bergman's SARABAND might be a fine example for its typical fusing of the erotic and the despairing with Liv Ullman and Erland Josephson.  Ron Howard's COCOON might also be useful.  Also see Rudy Dee and Ossie Davis in DO THE RIGHT THING.  There are also several documentaries that deal with senior sexuality.
Don Larsson
"Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.  It's what I've never seen before that I recognize."  --Diane Arbus

Donald F. Larsson
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Minnesota State University
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of kenneth harrow
Sent: Wed 2/7/2007 12:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] Intimate and sex relation among old people

not quite old, but to young people they seem old: intimacy, written
by kureishi; and ali, fears eats the soul by fassbinder. well, in the
latter, the woman is definitely old; ali is middle aged.
like all of us!
ken harrow

At 01:31 AM 2/7/2007, you wrote:
>One of our faculty is looking for films with intimate or sex
>relation among older people
>Any assistance  will be appreciated.
>Naomi Tirosh
>Haifa University Library
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