We Want To Know What Love Is

3/1/2018, 9:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
Society & Culture Technology Arts
<p>This week, we examine four of the Best Picture Oscar-nominated films—“Call Me By Your Name”, “Get Out”, “Shape of Water”, and “Phantom Thread”—to ask whether we are entering a new phase of romance films. By diverging from conventional norms and stereotypes, these films have created on-screen relationships that are reminiscent of our own relationships. We then look to the history of romantic dramas and comedies to see how this new version of romance-on-screen came to be and what it potentially communicates about the way men and women are relating to one another.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Discussed this week:</strong></p><p><br></p><p>“<a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2018/02/19/taking-trump-administration-new-snap-proposal-for-test-drive/gSITN3SxlSuet7xuaQq5UN/story.html" target="_blank">Why the Trump administration's new SNAP proposal is hard to swallow</a>” (Devra First, Boston Globe)</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGRzz0oqgUE" target="_blank">Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel</a></p><p><a href="https://soundcloud.com/thefriendzonepodcast/maybe-its-you" target="_blank">Maybe It’s You</a> - The Friend Zone Podcast</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580390/" target="_blank">The Shape of Water</a> (Fox Searchlight Pictures)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5776858/" target="_blank">Phantom Thread</a> (Focus Features)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/" target="_blank">Get Out</a> (Universal Pictures)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5726616/" target="_blank">Call Me By Your Name</a> (Sony Pictures Classics)</p><p>“<a href="http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/call-me-by-your-name-sex-scene-luca-guadagnino-1201910219/" target="_blank">Luca Guadagnino Had a Good Reason for Not Showing the Sex Scene in ‘Call Me By Your Name</a>’” (Jude Dry, Indiewire)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/" target="_blank">Gone With the Wind</a> (Loew’s Inc.) </p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294357/" target="_blank">Beyond Borders</a> (Paramount Pictures)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116209/" target="_blank">The English Patient</a> (Miramax Films)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856101/" target="_blank">Blade Runner 2049</a> (Warner Bros. Pictures)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5962210/" target="_blank">Ingrid Goes West</a> (Neon)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/" target="_blank">Wonder Woman</a> (Warner Bros. Pictures)</p><p><a href="http://thelma.film" target="_blank">Thelma</a> (SF Studios)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216492/" target="_blank">Leap Year</a> (Universal Pictures)</p><p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053172/" target="_blank">Pillow Talk</a> (Universal-International)</p>