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Cornwall in May

Chyauster — remains of a third century settlement where people mined and farmed not far from the sea Dear friends and readers, For my trip to the UK this year, to Cornwall a few weeks ago, I wrote my travelogues on my other two blogs as most of...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Jun 2019

Tolkien: a nostalgic boys’ public school film

The four principals of the film: JRR Tolkien, Geoffrey Bache Smith, Robert Q Gilson, Christopher Wiseman — at leisure, sports and war Friends and readers, I thought I’d write a brief review of the biopic film about Tolkien’s life that...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Jun 2019

When They See Us: a four part demonstration of what the US criminal (it is criminal) injustice system is

After long grueling hours of separate interrogation, the boys are put together & meet for the first time Friends and readers, Ava DuVernay has made another movie you must not miss — her others are Selma and 13th. Many people will know about...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jun 2019

Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her?: Making his or her way …

Caroline Mortimer as Alice Vavasour reading the morning after her and Lady Glen’s night in the priory at Matching … (1974 BBC Pallisers) Alice brooding just before she accepts John Grey (from original illustrations to the novel by Miss E...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 May 2019

August Wilson’s American Century Cycle

August Wilson writing Friends and readers, Over the course of the last nine to ten weeks I’ve read 8 out of the 10 plays August Wilson wrote in an endeavor to realize through poetic and realistic enough drama on the stage the African-American experience...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 May 2019

Poldark at the Smithsonian

First editions — 1945 and 1946 bookjacket cover illustrations Friends and readers, Last night I was one in a sold-out auditorium in the Smithsonian Ripley Center come to listen to Julie Anne Taddeo speak interestingly and entertainingly on the “World...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Apr 2019

Factual Fictions & Fictional Facts

Scenes from the recent Poldark series, with the accent on historical accuracy Dear friends and readers, My last blog was partly prompted by my reading through in chronological order Winston Graham’s contemporary suspense and Poldark and historical...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2019

The African-American History & Culture Museum: an experience that can alter the way you think about US history & culture

Tape Recorder used by Malcolm X. Wollensak Stereo-tape magnetic recorder, Model T-1515 Revolution is not a one-time event — Audre Lorde Friends and readers, People, if you’re in any doubt, go. It’s not only worth it, it is not as upsetting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Mar 2019

A buoyant tale of Nell Gwyn follows a thoughtful realization of King John

Alison Luff as Nell falling on the floor as she dies as St Catherine in Tyrannic Love just before getting up to speak the Epilogue … (Nell Gwyn, by Jessica Swale, directed by Robert Richmond) They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Mar 2019

Outlander, from Season 4, Drums of Autumn: a question of rape, violated heroes; Claire marginalized

Brianna (Sophie Skelton), just after she’s been raped (Season 4, Episode 10) Friends, Since writing about the first half of Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the American colonialist past, a book of fathers & ghosts, I’ve watched the whole...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2019

Annie Leibovitz — Through a Lens; Elizabeth Bishop through her books

Recent photo Friends, The second woman photographer the class was to watch a movie about and discuss was Annie Leibovitz. In the event, there was a weather report telling everyone in Northern Virginia we were in for some mighty brutal cold and it would...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Feb 2019

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Friends, The OLLI at Mason winter term has started, and I’ve had two remarkable classes in two days. For tonight I can offer to you, a two hour plus movie on the art and life of Dorothea Lange, made by PBS, with funds...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jan 2019

19th Century Christmas Stories: Chekhov’s mood pieces, an Oliphant tale of the “unseen,” & in Trollope’s Orley Farm

Christmas at Noningsby Friends and readers, As is our wont for too many years than I like to count, Christmas week on TrollopeandHisContemporaries@groups.io (we have now resided on five different platforms) we took time out to read a few Christmas or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Jan 2019

Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale & the Disney Mary Poppins Re-booted: 50 years on

One of the many whole family scenes in Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale (2008) Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Friends, Over these few Christmas days I watched two new (to me) Christmas movies, read three Christmas stories I’ve never read before,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Dec 2018

Outlander, the watery Season 3 out of Voyager; the Prologue to Drums of Autumn

Outlander, Season 3, Episode 8: First Wife Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe as Jamie and Claire Fraser looking at the boat that is carrying Ian away From Prologue to Voyager: When I was small, I never wanted to step in puddles. Not because of any fear...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Dec 2018

E. M. Forster’s Howards End and A Room with a View

by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 “But in public who shall express the unseen adequately? It is private life that holds out the mirror to infinity; personal intercourse, and that alone,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2018

Graham’s Marnie now a Met HD opera

Isabel Leonard and Christopher Maltland as Marnie and Mark Rutland on their honeymoon Friends and readers, I regret to have to tell you that this beautifully-sung, acted, and orchestrated Marnie is as repulsive a misogynistic story as I’ve come...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Nov 2018

Voltaire’s 18th century Candide — versus Bernstein’s 20th century Candide

Susan Engel as the aged and unappealing Cunegonde (a sort of old lady 2) at the close of a Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Candide (2013), favorably reviewed by Paul Taylor (“astringent, nihilistic, dry”) Christa Ludwig as the old lady...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Oct 2018

On MetroStage: Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Again Mabuza and Bokkie in a soft version of the orange-red light of the play’s first act I want to make rock flowers … They have eyes, but they do not see us. – Nukain Mabuza Friends, This is to urge all those within reaching distance...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Sep 2018

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