Friday, July 6, 2012
At the Movies with Helen
Often at her website, http://fascinatingwomanhood.net/, Helen Andelin referred to movies for examples of FW principles. Below are some of the films she referenced.
Pride and Prejudice (1995, BBC production): Elizabeth's demeanor influences Darcy to give up his pride and her character excites an ardent love in him.
Anna and the King (1999, staring Jodie Foster): Anna knows when and how to be assertive, a virtue that must be balanced with submissiveness.
Woman of the Year (1942): Katherine Hepburn plays a career woman who learns the best thing for her marriage is to give up work outside the home.
Little Lord Fauntleory (1980): A good example that treating a man like the man you want him to be will help him change.
A Star is Born (1954): Judy Garland's career outshines her husband and devastates him, pushing him to suicide. She learns too late that their marriage and his happiness are more important than her success.
The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1956): The male protagonist tells his wife of his many exploits during the war, including killing other men and having an affair with another woman. His wife wisely forgives him all.