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I went to a 30th Anniversary screening of Big, as part of a Film Festival supporting women Filmmakers.

Penny Marshall directed this film 30 years ago, and it was the first film to make over $100 million at the box office. 85 more words


My Mother Was Nuts Review (Audiobook Version)

Before I get into my review for this book, I have to tell you why I love audiobooks.

Way before I got into journalism, I’ve always been a fan of people telling their own stories—you get to hear a really interesting perspective that you might not have considered otherwise. 287 more words


Big 2: The Big Sick

Big (1988)

Starring Tom Hanks

LAST SEEN: Josh returning to his 13-year-old body as his 30-year-old lover drives away.

OPENS WITH: A doctor sitting at her desk, transcribing notes on a new patient. 388 more words


Women to Watch - Genre; Shaking up male established cinematic conventions.

To open this film blog I am beginning with a first on two levels. This is not only this first post on the Projection Wall film blog but also the first in a series on women directed films and how they fit into a canon built primarily on the works of men. 1,528 more words

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Awakenings (1990)

2017 #154
Penny Marshall | 116 mins | TV | 16:9 | USA / English | 12 / PG-13

Based on a true story, Awakenings tells of Dr Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams), who stumbles across an element of responsiveness in previously catatonic patients on his hospital ward. 482 more words

4 Stars

Still Talking About Gabe Kaplan

I really like the television show, “Welcome Back Kotter” and am glad it is airing on Antenna T.V. nightly at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time.

All of the cast members were excellent on the now forty plus years old show. 258 more words


Childhood nickname given to actress/director Penny Marshall because she once saved pennies to buy a horse. Born 11/15/42 in the Bronx, New York, Carole Penelope Marsciarelli, a.k.a. 113 more words

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