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The Unofficial Reading List of the Perfectly Flawed Family in 'Lady Bird'

"Lady Bird" has all of the cultural artifacts you'd expect to see in a smart, emotional, coming-of-age story about a millennial. Greta Gerwig exploded onto the scene in 2017 with her directorial debut with Lady Bird, which garnered the illustrious Big Five Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. The film is a smart, emotional, often frustrating tale about Christine (a.k.a. "Lady Bird") who desires something more from life than what she's getting as a Catholic high school senior from Sacramento, like sophistication, culture, and acceptance into an East Coast college. If you want to understand not only Lady Bird the film but also Lady Bird the character, take a look at this video essay, in which H. Nelson Tracey of Hint of Film reveals all of the books, magazines, art, and other culturally significant artifacts found in Lady Bird, which is essentially the "intelligent and angsty millennial who desperately wants to escape her seemingly lackluster existence for something more...colorful" starter pack. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Friday, 19 April

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