From Taboo into Projected Film Light

February 7, 2014

Only in the last 10 years has the production of mainstream feature films that reflect some aspect of elderhood become more prevalent in the United States and Canada. Prior to the turn of the current century, there was only an occasional such film produced in the United States (Europe seemed to be less taboo-ish about films dealing with later life issues).

When I watch some of these films now, I am struck by how stilted many of them seem. Many of these films were based on plays, and the play-like dialogue and pacing seem to cross over into the films. I am more enthusiastic about many recently produced films that avoid this stiff and unnatural pacing.

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