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Venice Film Review: 'Olive Kitteridge'

She’s “Ollie” to her husband and “Mrs. K” to the students in her middle-school mathematics class, and her daughter-in-law insists on calling her “Mom.” But audiences will forever know this unforgettable, irascible woman as “Olive Kitteridge,” thanks to the remarkably complex portrayal Frances McDormand delivers over the course of a four-hour HBO miniseries she optioned and developed herself, bringing aboard her “Laurel Canyon” helmer, Lisa Cholodenko, to direct. 1,335 more words

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HBO Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge' Sets November Premiere Dates

HBO has firmed up the premiere dates for its miniseries drama Olive Kitteridge. The first two parts are set to debut on Sunday, November 2 at 9 PM, followed by the final two installments at 9 PM Monday, November 3. 30 more words

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Olive Kitteridge (12) - Strout, Elizabeth

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who find his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. 31 more words

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He rode with the window partly open because he loved the smell of the pines and the heavy salt air, and in the winter he loved the smell of the cold.

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Venice Fest To Fete Frances McDormand With Persol Award

ROME – The Venice Film Festival will fete Frances McDormand with its Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award.

McDormand will receive the nod during a ceremony on September 1, following the out-of-competition screening on the Lido of Lisa Cholodenko-directed mini-series “Olive Kitteridge,” in which she plays the title role, which will debut on HBO in November. 114 more words

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Day 565: Olive Kitteridge

This collection of linked short stories lucidly illuminates the contradictions that make up the human condition. The link that binds the stories together is Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher in small-town Maine. 213 more words

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“You couldn’t make yourself stop feeling a certain way, no matter what the other person did. You had to just wait. Eventually the feeling went away because others came along. 30 more words