films http://wamc.org en Rob Edelman: Looking for the Silver Lining http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-looking-silver-lining <p></p><p>One new film that is sure to be high on this year’s Oscar buzz list is David O. Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.&nbsp;While the film is predictable, it also is insightful and extremely entertaining.&nbsp;Its characters are flawed but likable, and are ever so human.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:41:33 +0000 52307 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: Mets in the Movies http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-mets-movies <p>&nbsp;</p><p>I recently presented a paper at a Hofstra University conference spotlighting the 50th anniversary of the New York Mets.&nbsp;My subject was &ldquo;The Mets in the Movies&rdquo; and I chronicled the various celluloid references to the Amazins,&nbsp;from Bill Mazeroski, the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, hitting into a triple play against the Mets in the screen version of Neil Simon&rsquo;s THE ODD COUPLE&nbsp;to Billy Crystal&rsquo;s wearing a Mets baseball cap while running with the bulls in Pamplona and herding cattle in CITY SLICKERS.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 16:22:11 +0000 38926 at http://wamc.org