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susan crutchfield <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 10:43:11 -0500
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A thought: You may want to consider a broad-minded disability studies
angle when theorizing your work.
Some films with aging as outright or subtextual subject:
        Ma Saison Preferee--french film just out starring Catherine
                        Deneuve  as "declining" (according to the notes
                        for Ann Arbor's film theater showings) older woman
        . . . Baby Jane-- for some annoying reason I'm blanking on the
                        title to this, one of my favorite films, with
                        Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as aging stars
        High Hopes--Mike Leigh film with young couple dealing with home-
                        bound mother(-in-law), among other things
        Carried Away--recent film starring Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving
You might also look at the performance work of Rachel Rosenthal for some
avant-gard work on aging.  I'm not sure that she has anything on film, but
her way of approaching the subject might nicely inform your work.
Susan Crutchfield
University of Michigan
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