John Heard

  • Joan Micklin Silver – Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)

    1971-1980DramaJoan Micklin SilverRomanceUSA

    Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is “an unemployed jacket salesman,” his mother is a spacey, laxative overdosing, overly eccentric basket-case, his perpetually happy sister finds love in the dorkiest of guys, his step-father has a jones for Turtle Wax and his boss asks him for advice about his Ivy League son’s sexual problems. He listens to Janis Joplin and dreams of getting Laura back once and for all. He does everything in his power to win her back from Ox, and the lengths he goes to provide the structure of the film in this bittersweet romantic comedy…a film that explores what happened to the Woodstock generation when they transcended their idealism (i.e. it was expected that they fall in love and face the music of routine). Charles is perhaps the quintessential saint of this ideology.Read More »

  • Bernt Amadeus Capra – Mindwalk (1990)

    1981-1990Bernt Amadeus CapraDramaUSA

    A film that relies heavily on dialogue, but is ultimately fulfilling.

    The director has taken the realm of film to display a table top

    discussion, or more accurately a philosophical conversation between someone’s most interesting and intelligent friends.

    It’s a movie you can imagine yourself as an eavesdropper in on one of the most engaging and interesting discussions on life.

    Worth the two hours and a subject matter still topical to world problems today.Read More »

  • Joan Micklin Silver – Between the Lines (1977)

    1971-1980ComedyDramaJoan Micklin SilverUSA

    The staff of the Back Bay Mainline, a Boston underground newspaper that rose to prominence in the 1960s, struggles with the shifting social climate of the ’70s amid rumors that the paper is about to be sold to a media giant.Read More »

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