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A few more:
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
BLESSED EVENT (1932), with Lee Tracy
BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (with Jack Benny as a Winchell-esque columnist)
Clouzot's LE CORBEAU, about a poison-pen letter writer
LA DOLCE VITA
HER KIND OF MAN, with Dane Clark
THE SNAPPER
The opening of THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
Nora Ephron's HEARTBURN
The infamous housewives/hens cut in Lang's FRENZY
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE and THE HOUSE OF MIRTH
The "cluck a little" song in THE MUSIC MAN
Sembene's GUELWAAR
The nosey neighbor saying "knife!" in Hitchcock's BLACKMAIL
Florence Bates' character in the opening of REBECCA
Charles Foster Kane putting "the gossip of housewives" in headlines

Don Larsson

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On Behalf Of Mary Kay Mank
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 10:38 AM
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Subject: Re: Film & Gossip

Thank you for your prompt and comprehensive replies. Enormously helpful!

It appears that I am digging into some relatively new ground. Do anyone
happen to know of any research or studies on the "gossip in film"
connection?

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From: "Sharon Knolle" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 12:22 AM
Subject: Re: Film & Gossip


> A few films with gossip driving the plot:
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> The Children's Hour
> People Will Talk (1951)
> The Crucible (gossip of a sort)
> Johnny Belinda
> Peyton Place
> The Women
> The Blue Angel
> Sense and Sensibility
> Pride & Prejudice
> Persuasion
> Rear Window
> Rebecca
> Affair of the Necklace
> The Breakfast Club
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> Dogville seems like a likely candidate although I haven't seen it
>
> Movies with gossip columnists/reporters as characters:
> La Dolce Vita
> The Cat's Meow
> Beloved Infidel
> Sweet Smell of Success
> Roman Holiday
>
> If memory serves, also possibly these:
> Grand Illusion
> Miracle of Morgan's Creek
> Gigi
> The Graduate
> Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
> Streetcar Named Desire
> The Informer
> The Last Picture Show
> The Letter
> Picnic at Hanging Rock
> Wild Things
> Mrs. Brown
> The Birds
>
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> Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
> http://www.ScreenSite.org

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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
http://www.ScreenSite.org

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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
http://www.ScreenSite.org