Tuesday, January 23, 2007

DVD Diva: Chick Flicks

Check out some of our “chick flicks”:*

*The term chick flick is slang for a movie that appeals mainly to women or young girls, either by design or popular consensus. While the term is relatively new – dating back to that bumper crop of women's movies in the 1980s and 90s that included classics like Beaches, Pretty Woman and Ghost – the concept of movies designed to appeal specifically to women has existed since the early days of cinema and has been known by other colloquial terms, including "women's pictures". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_flick)

See other titles at: http://www.filmsite.org/greatchickflicks.html

The French Lieutenant's Woman *Click here to request this DVD*The French Lieutenant's Woman
A woman, ostracized by Victorian society and abandoned by her French lieutenant lover, fascinates a man who resolves to unravel the mystery of her clandestine past. Starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Based on the novel by John Fowles.
More at Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Breakfast at Tiffany's *Click here to request this DVD*Breakfast at Tiffany's
Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Her next-door neighbor, a writer, is "sponsored" by a wealthy patroness. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy; seeing just how romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this classic film. Based on the short novel by Truman Capote.
More at IMDb

Sense and Sensibility *Click here to request this DVD*Sense and Sensibility
The Dashwood sisters, sensible Eleanor and passionate Marianne, find their chances at marriage seemingly doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune. Starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and Hugh Grant. Based on the novel by Jane Austen.


Anonymous said...

I love Audrey Hepburn. Is she related to Katharine?

Perrot Memorial Library said...

According to Wikipedia:

"It is sometimes claimed that Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn were related. The truth is they were only very distantly related, and certainly had never met before the former's rise to prominence. The closest relationship that has been identified for them is 19th cousins once removed. It has also been claimed that Audrey chose the last name Hepburn in honor of Katharine when she became an actress; however, the record shows that it was part of her family name for some time before she entered show business."

Anonymous said...

I know it's rather modern, but who doesn't love Mean Girls (Tina Fey, Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan)