DCIB Book Club: Laura! The Most Romantic Murder Mystery EVER!!! UPDATE: Discussion is NEXT WEEK! Posted This Early, Will Repost Next Week

UPDATE: I messed up! This discussion is supposed to be next week. But I’m not going to pull the post, you can read it now to have things to think about as you read the book. And I will repost it next week.

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2021 Awards: Strongest Woman Onscreen! Vidya in Sherni, Lisa Ray in 99 Songs, Sara in Atrangi Re, Kriti in Mimi, Kajol in Tribhanga?

You can do write ins on this one! There are female characters on our Official List who I am not suggesting. So if you wanna pick, say, Sai Pallavi in Love Story, go for it! And try to convince everyone else to agree with you by presenting arguments!

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In Honor of Yvette Mimieux, My Remakes of Where the Boys Are and The Light in the Piazza

My sister emailed me yesterday to tell me that Yvette Mimieux died. She was an actress in Hollywood of the 1960s who had a few notable roles but not much else. What was special about her was a certain kind of broken fragility she brought onscreen. A kind of fragility that inspires love and protection in other women around her, rather than in “male saviors”. Especially in what are, to me, her most memorable roles: Where the Boys Are and Light in the Piazza.

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2021 Awards: Which Southern CrossOver Hit Element Do We Must Miss in Hindi? Pushpa and Stardom, Love Story and Romance, or Minnal Murali and Family Stories?

Let’s say that Hindi films are all horrible, and the crossover hits from the southern industries are hits because they are bringing in things we are missing. And let’s say I am correct in the elements I picked out for these three. Which of these elements/movies brought something you have most been missing?

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DCIB Book/Movie Club: Laura! One of the Best Books, and Movies, EVER!!!!! Come back in 2 Weeks, January 30, To Discuss!

I just remembered this book, and then I thought “hey, I bet the DCIB people would like it too” and then I thought “I should restart our book club for it!” And now I am. And I am giving you 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time to find it and read it.

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Friday WatchAlong: Aarzoo! On Einthusan! For Kirre’s Birthday! 3pm Chicago Time!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRRE!!!! Just for you, we will watch an obscure bad 90s movie that is only available in an incomplete form on Einthusan! I’m actually excited, I’ve been wanting to watch it, but worried no one would watch with me because it’s so strange and hard. But now you will, because KIRRE’S BIRTHDAY!!!

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