Movie Mom

Movie Mom


List: Sarah Lawrence College and Movies

posted by Nell Minow

This weekend my husband and I are attending a reunion at our alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Our son also graduated from Sarah Lawrence, and our niece will enroll in the MFA program in writing there in the fall.

Characters in movies like “Diary of a Mad Housewife,” “Baby, It’s You,” “The Notebook,” and “10 Things I Hate About You” and in the television series “Will and Grace” and “Entourage” attend or have attended Sarah Lawrence.  By the way, any alum immediately spotted that “Notebook” scene set in a Sarah Lawrence classroom as a fraud.  But Brian De Palma’s “Home Movies” had scenes actually shot on campus.  Some very talented people in the entertainment industry are fellow alums, including:

1. Brian De Palma, director of films like “Blow Out” and “Scarface”

YouTube Preview Image

2. Oscar-winner Jane Alexander (“All the President’s Men”)

YouTube Preview Image

3. Cary Elwes of “The Princess Bride,” “Twister,” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”

YouTube Preview Image

4. Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” “What’s Cooking,” and “City Island”

YouTube Preview Image

5. Jill Clayburgh of “An Unmarried Woman,” “Rich in Love,” and “Bridesmaids”

YouTube Preview Image

6. J.J. Abrams, director of the two most recent “Star Trek” films and the creator of the television series “Alias,” “Lost,” and “Fringe”

YouTube Preview Image

7. Joan Micklin Silver, director of “Hester Street”

YouTube Preview Image

8. Holly Robinson Peete of “For Your Love” and “Celebrity Apprentice”

YouTube Preview Image

9. Writer David Lindsay-Abaire of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Rabbit Hole”

YouTube Preview Image

10. Téa Leoni of “Spanglish”

YouTube Preview Image

Other alums include Barbara Walters, who just donated her archive to the school.



Previous Posts

Contest: Win a DVD of Ella the Elephant
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL7Eup7JXScZz_ZAyJKN2XMIdAVp-n3iCW" frameborder="0"] Join Ella the Elephant and her kindhearted friends in this all-new animated series from Disney Junior featuring 8 charming episodes. Elephant Island is home to many

posted 3:37:58pm Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Kellie Pickler Joins the Veggie Tales in Beauty and the Beet
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h9mcbvBvE0[/youtube] Country star Kellie Pickler joins the cast in "Beauty and the Beet," from the Veggie Tales folks, coming out October 14, 2014. (With a name like that, it was just a question of time!) BEAUTY AND THE BEET, a brand-new VeggieTales mus

posted 3:30:42pm Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Smile of the Week: Baby Got Class
A great video for Back to School from the hilarious Holderness family! [iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/s56-Ta35JRk?rel=0" frameborder="0"]

posted 8:33:19am Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »

James Franco's New Movie Mash-Up Series
James Franco has a new series on AOL Originals. He'll be re-enacting classic movie scenes combined with other classic movie scenes. [iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cNkFIwas0rk?rel=0" frameborder="0"]

posted 3:59:52pm Sep. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Trailer: Paper Planes
Coming in 2015, "Paper Planes" stars Sam Worthington ("Avatar"). [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h00GHmlFjCs[/youtube]

posted 8:00:37am Sep. 14, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.