Thursday, September 18, 2008

Reel Milk in Blog-land!

I have enjoyed hearing from many over the last couple of weeks and learning of your interest in this project and want to keep you "abreast" of the latest developments...

"Reel Milk" has begun to make its way into the wide world of blogs:

The Huffington Post

The Well Mom

Mothering Magazine discussion boards

Motherwear blog (podcast interview)

I have included a "comment" function below so that we can start a dialogue...

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Monday, July 21, 2008

International Films

Following is a list I have compiled of films from around the world that somehow depict or discuss breastfeeding. Films I have not seen yet are in orange, so again there is no guarantee that they belong on this list. Those in italics depict nursing animals, not humans. Underlined titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB):

US-made, English-language films set in other countries:
Clash of the Titans (1981, USA - set in ancient Greece/Rome)
Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003, USA - set in Holland)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, USA - set in Vietnam)
Impromptu (1991, USA - set in France)
In the Time of the Butterflies (2000, USA - set in Dominican Republic)
Last Emperor, The (1987, USA - set in China)
Marie Antoinette (2006, USA - made and set in France)
Mighty Heart, A (2007, USA - set in Pakistan)
Original Sin (2000, USA - set in Cuba, Morocco)
Peacemaker, The (1997, USA - set in Bosnia, USA)
Rules of Engagement (2000, USA - set in Yemen, USA)
Savior (1997, USA - set in Serbia, France)
Spartacus (1960, USA - set in ancient Rome)
Total Eclipse (1995, USA - set in France)
Turistas (2006, USA - set in Brazil)
The Wild Bunch (1969, USA - set in Mexico)

International Films (*= English language films):
* A Clockwork Orange (1971, UK)
Aksharaya (2005, India - Hindi)
Amator (1979, Poland)
* Anna Karenina (1948, UK)
Bamako (2006, Mali)
Barney's Version (2010, Canada)
Betty Blue/37°2 le matin (1986, France)
Biutiful (2010, Spain)
Black Moon (1975, France)
* Constant Gardener, The (2005, UK - set in UK, Kenya)
* Cotton Mary (1999, India/UK)
* Dreaming Lhasa (2005, India/Tibet)
Doodh Ka Karz (1990, India -Hindi)
Emigrants, The (Sweden)
* Excalibur (1981, UK)
* Friends (1971, UK)
Germinal (1993, France)
* Ghost Son (2006, South Africa)
Gratis (Phillipines)
* Hard Word, The (2002, AUS/UK)
* House of Voices/Saint Ange (2004, France)
I am Dina (2002, Norway)
* Jindabyne (2006, Australia)
Ju Dou (1990, China)
Kanhai de Rizi (1983, Taiwan)
Khal Naaikaa (1993, India - Hindi)
Komissar (1967, Russia)
* Last Days of Chez Nous, The (1992, Australia)
*Let's Talk (2002, India - English)
Tum Aur Main (1946, India)
Matritto (Bangladesh)
Matritya (India)
Milky Way, The (1981)
* Millions (Ireland)
Munthanai Mudichu (1984, India - Tamil)
Nippon Konchuki (1963, Japan)
La Nourrice (2004, France)
Lady Chatterley (2006, France)
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988, Italy)
* O Lucky Man (1973, UK)
* On the Old Roman Road (2001 - Armenia/Germany/Netherlands)
Ossos (1997, Portugal)
Parvarish/Upbringing (1977, India - Hindi)
Piacare, Il (1985, Italy)
Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981, Brazil)
Ponyo (2008, Japan)
Ram teri Ganga Maili (1985, India)
* Romeo and Juliet (1968, Italy)
Smilla's Sense of Snow (20o3, New Zealand - set in NZ, Greenland)
Snapper, The (1993, Ireland)
* Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1999, Japan - also released in English in USA)
Sorceress (1995, USA)
Tampopo (1985, Japan)
Tango (1981, Poland - animated short)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, France)
* The Tempest (1980, UK)
Tess (1980 UK/France)
Tongpan (Thailand)
* Tsotsi (2005, South Africa)
Tunnel, Der (2001, Germany)
* Twelfth Night (1996, UK)
Vie Sexuelle des Belges 1950-1978, La (1994, Belgium - French)
Visitor Q/Bijitâ Q (2001, Japan)
* The Wicker Man (1973, UK)
* Zardoz (1974, UK/Ireland)

US Films

Following is a list of films made and set in the US that show, mention, or somehow refer to breastfeeding or breastmilk. I have not seen those in orange text yet, so cannot guarantee that they belong. Those in italics depict nursing animals, not humans. My intention is to exclude pornographic material from the lists, but since I have not seen all movies on the list, I cannot guarantee the content of all films. Underlined titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB):

Above the Law (1988, USA)
Angie (1994, USA)
Away We Go (2009, USA)
Baby Mama (2008, USA)
Beastmaster, The (1982, USA)
Beloved (1998, USA)
Betsy, The (1978, USA)
Blue Lagoon, The (1980, USA)
Charlotte's Web (1973, USA - animated)
Charlotte's Web (2006, USA - live action)
Cold Mountain (2003, USA)
Crossing Delancey (1988, USA)
Cyrus (2010, USA)
Daddy Day Care (2003, USA)
Don Juan DeMarco (1995, USA)
Ex, The (2006, USA)
Fantasia (1940, USA)
For Keeps? (1987, USA)
Four Christmases (2008, USA)
Girl Can't Help It, The (1956, USA)
Grace (2009, USA)
Group, The (1966, USA)
Grown Ups (2010, USA)
Human Nature (2001, USA)
Impostor (2001, USA)
Informant, The (1997, USA)
Jenny (1970, USA)
Joshua (2007, USA)
Juno (2007, USA)
Kids (1995, USA)
Knocked Up (2007, USA)
Little Man (2006, USA)
Look Who's Talking (1989, USA)
Losing Isaiah (1995, USA)
Loverboy (2005, USA)
Mayor of Hell, The (1933, USA)
Maze (2001, USA)
Me, Myself and Irene (2004, USA)
Meet the Fockers (2004, USA)
Meet the Parents (2000, USA)
Mother and Child (2009, USA)
My Baby's Daddy (2003, USA)
My Best Friend's Girl (2008, USA)
Please Give (2010, USA)
Paint Your Wagon (1968, USA)
Precious (2009, USA)
Pretty Baby (1978, USA)
Price Above Rubies, A (1998, USA)
Quick Change (1990, USA)
Raising Arizona (1987, USA)
Rosemary's Baby (1968, USA)
Savage Grace (2007, USA)
Shoot 'Em Up (2007, USA)
Superbad (2007, USA)
Sweet Home Alabama (2002, USA)
Thieves (1977, USA)
Titanic, The (1997, USA)
Tomcats (2001, USA)
Training Day (2001, USA)
Unborn, The (1991, USA)
V for Vendetta (2005, USA)
White Chicks (2004, USA)
Who's Your Caddy? (2007, USA)
Women, The (2008, USA)