Richard: Are you interested in films that played to mass audiences? If
so, how about *Not Without My Daughter*; Sally
Field played the title role. I didn't see it, but I believe it was adapted
from a book that was
essentially a first person accounting of an American mother who was trying
to get her daughter back from her ex-husband who was from a Mid-Eastern
country; probably highlights cultural differences as well as the extremes
of maternal sacrifice.
Media Studies/U of Iowa
On Sat, 16 Jan 1993 [log in to unmask] wrote:
> I wonder if members of the list can help me with
> the following questions. Forgive the number.
> 1. Does anyone have a recent phone number for
> Direct Cinema?
> 2. Does anyone know who distributes Godard's
> Weekend on 16mm?
> 3. I have been asked to give a public talk at
> my university on The Good Mother, a film that I
> find fairly boring. I thought however that it
> might be interesting to talk about it in terms of
> recent incarnations of the maternal melodrama. I'm
> interested in compiling a short list of recent
> (after 1980) maternal melodramas, films that
> center on the relationship between mother and
> child. I will really appreciate any help I can
> Thanks in advance, Richard deCordova