The film included background to Judy Garland’s rise to fame, with the treatment she received as Dorothy in “Wizard of Oz” and as a rising star. This provided an understanding of her behaviour and problems in her later life with her addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. She did not lead the life of a normal teenager and started to realise what she had missed towards the end of her life. In many ways it was a sad film, so in that sense not enjoyable, but we enjoyed the insights into her life and some excellent performances.
We are looking forward to returning in February 2020, with a new name for the class – “Film AS Literature”. As it will be the first class for the year and we may be welcoming new members, our discussion will be for everyone to talk about a film they have watched over the summer break. This could be at BPACC, Swanpool, on television or DVD. This will be a great way to introduce everyone & learn about a range of different films.