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Performing Arts History & Criticism

Glorious Birds

A Celebratory Homage to Harold and Maude

by (author) Heidi Greco

Anvil Press Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
History & Criticism
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
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Cinematic film, the art form that came into its own in the 20th Century, is not only familiar to all of us, but is likely the form that lodges most clearly in memory. Like music - and the music employed in a film - scenes come back, often carrying emotion as well as remembrance.

One such film is Harold and Maude, the 1971 production that brought Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon to what are possibly their most memorable roles, and the film that locked so many Cat Stevens songs in mind. A cockeyed love story that stretches the definition of a May/December romance, it reveals the fact that love can indeed be blind to matters of age or appearance.

This book takes us back half a century to when this one-of-a-kind film was released - a time with its own kind of turmoil, but a time as well of a different kind of innocence - one worth exploring again. Fifty years, traditionally a golden anniversary, is surely an appropriate time to celebrate.

About the author

Heidi Greco is a longtime resident of Surrey, British Columbia, where she has been involved as a literary activist. She writes in many genres. Her essays and reviews have appeared in magazines and newspapers. Her novella, Shrinking Violets, came out in 2011. Her poems have been included in many anthologies: Practical Anxiety is her third book of poetry. She occasionally leads workshops on a range of topics from ekphrastic writing to chapbook making. She enjoys puttering in the kitchen and in a range of crafts and delights in foraging for edible tidbits.


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