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As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dayna Hagewood describes change over time from the 1920s to the 1990s. Conclusion? Despite some essential albeit cringe-worthy plot elements, Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely worth the watch in 2021.
Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski (and directed by Jon Avnet), Fried Green Tomatoes–released in 1991–tracks two central relationships between women of different eras as they navigate the many facets of 20th century life in the American South.… read more.
As part of our 30th-anniversary tribute to the film classic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Katusha Jin reflects on Fannie Flagg’s best-selling novel (the source of her Oscar-nominated screenplay).
In 1987, actress, comedian, and prolific author Fannie Flagg penned and published one of her best-known novels, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.… read more.
Hallelujah! After a little over a year of life in Trumpsylvania, some big dudes in the mainstream media (aka MSM) are finally beginning to recognize their own complicity in this national disaster.
First came news of Jeffrey Toobin’s mea culpa on Larry Wilmore’s podcast last Monday. “I think there was a lot of false equivalence in the 2016 campaign,” said Toobin.… read more.
More great news from AMPAS! Members newly elected 2017–18 Board of Governors include Kimberly Peirce (added to the Directors Branch) and FF2 Media FOJ Larry Karaszewski (added to the Writers Branch).
When AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued her diversity declaration in January 2016, I was frankly skeptical.… read more.