What are some examples of works of fiction (e.g. novels, movies) that feature a Thanksgiving family gathering as a major plot element? [more inside]
posted by Asparagus
on Nov 30, 2013 -
What are some good movies that straddle the line between character studies and psychological thrillers?
posted by timsneezed
on Apr 10, 2013 -
help me find movies depicting women in a healthy relationship, where her space, interest or financial independence are respected. [more inside]
posted by valdesm
on Nov 14, 2012 -
I'm looking for book and/or movie recommendations that portray survival during the (emotional) worst case scenario that in reality, isn't all that bad. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 12, 2011 -
I'm looking for movies about love that are not of the Titanic type. That is, they are about two people who learn to love each other over a long period of time. Maybe at first they don't particularly like each other - or they are just together by necessity, or they are just friends and never think about love. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Jan 3, 2009 -
I'm looking for movies and television shows that featured memorable, star-crossed heterosexual couples.
The man and woman must either: a) never get together, or b) get together only to have everything go horribly. No long-term relationships or on-and-off again romances, please.
Bonus points for obscurity, but well-known examples are also appreciated.
- Red (K. Kieslowski)
Thanks for your help! :-)
posted by coizero
on Aug 1, 2008 -
Can you recommend books, movies, or essays with good portrayals of friendships or people's social circles? [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Jan 27, 2008 -
So a common subplot in a lot of movies is that the protagonist has a dull life and suddenly a romantic partner sweeps in and changes EVERYTHING. It spans genres from The Mask
to Stranger Than Fiction
(and of course the romantic comedy / chick flick industry would go broke without it.) I guess Cinderalla is the archetypal story here. I'm sort of curious about what larger connections there are to this thematic convention—like has anyone written about it, maybe focused more on Cinderalla and gender studies or psychology etc. [more inside]
posted by Firas
on Jul 13, 2007 -