L13FC: A Year in Review

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Thanks again, MARK AT MARKEDMOVIES, for co-hosting the final installment of Cindy’s Lucky 13 Film Club. Do you appreciate Al Pacino? Then visit September’s post found here:

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SEPTEMBER: AL PACINO THE MENTOR

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/09/13/l13fc-al-pacino-the-mentor/

The best part of the monthly discussions was getting to know the co-hosts as we figured out what to talk about on the 13th, and then the wave of guests who had something to say. Here is a recap with their links if you missed some and want to add to the discussions. Let’s go backward:

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AUGUST: TERRY GILLIAM TRILOGY

COHOST:  JORDAN AT EPILEPTICMOONDANCER

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/08/13/l13fc-terry-gilliams-trilogy/

"We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones."
JULY: AUTHORS WHOSE BOOKS BECOME FILMS

COHOST: MICHAEL, IT RAINS…YOU GET WET

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/07/12/l13fc-authors-whose-books-become-films/

JUNE: MUSICALS
JUNE: MUSICALS

COHOST: ROBIN AT WITLESSDATINGAFTERFIFTY

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/06/13/l13fc-musicals/

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MAY: VERTIGO

COHOST: ERIC AT DIARY OF A MOVIE MANIAC

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/05/13/l13fc-vertigo/

APRIL: JEFF BRIDGES
APRIL: JEFF BRIDGES

COHOST: LLOYD AT LLOYDMARKEN

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/04/13/jeff-bridges-the-lucky-13-film-club/

MARCH: BLADERUNNER VS. 2001 SPACE ODYSSEY
MARCH: 2001 SPACE ODYSSEY VS. BLADE RUNNER

COHOST: PETE FROM BEETLEYPETE

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/03/13/l13fc-two-sci-fi-heavyweights/

FEBRUARY: 1930S BRITISH FEMALE PROTAGONISTS

COHOST: RUTH AT FLIXCHATTER

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/02/13/the-lucky-13-film-club-1930s-british-female-protagonists/

JANUARY: THE REVENANT
JANUARY: THE REVENANT

COHOST: TOM AT DIGITAL SHORTBREAD

https://cindybruchman.com/2016/01/13/the-lucky-13-film-club-the-revenant/

DECEMBER: ANG LEE
DECEMBER: ANG LEE

COHOST: STU (POPCORN NIGHTS) IS NOW THE LAST PICTURE BLOG

https://cindybruchman.com/2015/12/13/ang-lee-stars-in-the-lucky-13-film-club/

NOVEMBER: THE EVOLUTION OF THE FEMME FATALE
NOVEMBER: THE EVOLUTION OF THE FEMME FATALE

COHOST: BILL AT THE CINEMAPENITENTIARY

https://cindybruchman.com/2015/11/12/the-evolution-of-the-femme-fatale/

(Hello, Bill? Let’s talk about the movies.)

OCTOBER: THE LION IN WINTER
OCTOBER: THE LION IN WINTER

COHOST: KATE AT KATELOVETON

https://cindybruchman.com/2015/10/13/lucky-13-film-club-the-lion-in-winter/

It all began with Kate (welcome back from your hiatus) who suggested I run this series as she, and so many of us, enjoy discussing the movies. Should I do this another year? Who would like to cohost? All you have to do is email me with your interest and we’ll come up with a topic: cbruchman@yahoo.com

Thank you, last year’s co-hosts, for contributing your thoughts and time. Want to do it again?

You should pick what you are passionate about, but here are some ideas I was thinking:

The Name of the Rose, A Man for All Seasons, Papillon, Orson Welles, Jack Lemmon, play adaptations, Shirley MacClaine, a Hitchcock film, Ingmar Bergman, Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Taylor, Italian cinema, film noir, The Magnificent Seven, up-and-coming directors, Jackie, La-La Land….

16 thoughts on “L13FC: A Year in Review

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      1. Thanks, Cindy, I will give that some thought. Maybe we could do those US Civil War films? Or something like ‘The Red badge Of Courage’ compared to ‘Ride With The Devil’? ‘Birth Of A Nation’, contrasted with ‘Glory’?
        Best wishes, Pete.

  1. Very nicely done. Forgive me for not participating as much as I should have – and wanted to. Things intervened.
    So great insights along the way. I like the concept – hope you don’t throw it down.

    1. Thanks, JC. No worries! We are all busy, so it’s appreciated when you can stop by. If you think of a topic you want to discuss, email me, and we’ll talk about getting you to co-host. 😉

  2. Hi Cindy! That was fun to collaborate w/ you on 1930s British female heroines, thanks for letting me take part. I’m interested in the play adaptations, though I’m not sure yet which films to feature. It’d be helpful if I had seen the play AND the film to talk about it. In any case, here’s to more Lucky 13s!

  3. Hi, Cindy:

    Great idea! Lots of diverse topics. Steven King’s best days are behind him. Best written work: “‘Salem’s Lot’. Best adaptation to film: David Cronenberg’s take on ‘The Dead Zone’ with Christopher Walken.

    Second Best: ‘ABC’s mini series, ‘The Stand’. Gary Sinise (Good) and Jamey Sheridan (Evil) rock out lous as natural protagonists!

    Nice touch with Ruth and “British Female Protagonists’ and “Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day”.

    1. Hi Kevin, I appreciate your vote. I liked ‘The Dead Zone’ but I would vote for ‘The Green Mile’ or Shawshank or ‘The Shining’ which is one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen. I tried to be diverse with the topics to include as many interests as possible. Why don’t you co-host with me some time?

      1. Yeah. Danny riding his Big Wheel across different kinds of flooring. And the twin blonde girls at the end of the corridor always creep me out in ‘The Shining’. Also, the scenes inside the hedge maze have a scary character all their own.

        Co-hosting sounds like fun. I think I found your e-mail address. So I’ll send a message so we have a link for communicating. Let me know what you think.

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