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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

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

Shaw’s St Joan at the Folger theater

Aurundia Brown as Joan (she plays the part in the Folger) Friends, On Sunday afternoon at the Folger, I and a full audience watched the four actors who this time comprised the whole of the Bedlam company players perform some 20+ (at least) characters...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 May 2018

Peter Martin’s The Crown Seasons 1

Claire Foy and Matt Smith as the young Elizabeth and Philip in the first phase of marriage Friends, Peter Martin’s strangely powerful The Crown has been for the past two years among the best serial dramas in the subtle naturalistic BBC English style...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Apr 2018

Virginia Woolf’s Flush as a canonical modernist biography

Dear friends and readers, This and last week I read and discussed with a class of older adults, Woolf’s Flush. We had a very good time with it. We discussed it as a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning through the eyes of her dog (anticipating...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Mar 2018

Anna Karenina at the movies, Garbo & Rathbone (1935) to Leigh & Richardson (1948)

Friends, Out of eighteen film adaptations, I watched five, attempted a sixth, and read good essays on yet three more. None of my choices were Russian. The finest, in my view is the longest, not written about anywhere, the 1977-78 BBC Anna Karenina, scripted...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jan 2018

I, Daniel Blake — 13th — and Timon of Athens

Dave Jones as Danial Blake in front of a grafitti he drew, demanding his appeal occur soon Friends, Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale; turned into an often harrowing grim mini-series is not alone this season. Two more films and one play, all magnificent...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jun 2017

Michael Ondaatje and Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient

Hana (Juliette Binoche) looking around villa wistfully before moving in with her patient (The English Patient, 1996, Anthony Minghella) Echo is the sound of the voice exciting itself in hollow places — a phrase from Christopher Smart’s poem...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 May 2017

Neruda: a post-modern political film as ironic pursuit story

Gael Garcia Bernal in an inimitably slightly-comic rendition of Oscar Peluchonneau, a police officer, behind him his crew of replicas (2015 Neruda, directed Pablo Lorraine, Script Guillermo Calderón) Friends, While you might have already seen this...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Apr 2017

Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway & A Room of One’s Own

Vanessa Redgrave as Clarissa Dalloway coming down the stairs (opening of film) Dear friends and readers, I’ve carried on reading Virginia Woolf, and have reread her Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and A Room of One’s Own. Also watched the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Apr 2017

Julian Fellowes’ unwitting Dr Thorne: not hijacked by this elite writer

The first shot of Tom Hollander as Dr Thorne in the film’s first scene with Stephanie Martini as Mary Thorne, where she asks the question [visible in the subtitle] as a prompt for Hollander, Prospero-like to tell us and her not just many chapters...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 May 2016

Downton Abbey 6:9: Icing on the cake; the need for police inspectors evaporates

Final shot of the series: Highclere Castle depicted as in snow, night falling Antepenulimate shot: we glimpse Violet, Dowager Lady Grantham (Maggie Smith) with Mrs Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton) and Cora, Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern) with Tom...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Mar 2016

Downton Abbey, sixth season 7 & 8: roller-coaster of smoothly manipulated emotional violations

Miss Baxter (Raquel Cassidy) finds Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) bleeding to death in the servants’ bathroom Soon over. Not to worry. Not much to get through now. The best framing of the last two “regular” episodes of Downton Abbey...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Feb 2016

Downton Abbey Sixth Season 5 & 6: And they all lived happily ever after despite the occasional strain

The best moments are the quiet ones: characters walking and talking, so here are Mr and Mrs Bates off to work (Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggart) Mr Moseley in the village square self-reflexively selling tickets to come see …. Friends and remarkably...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Feb 2016

Well, it’s been a quiet week in Downton Abbey … the sixth season, 3 & 4

out there on the edge of change. Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) under considerable strain, with Andy Parker (Michael Fox) looking sorry for him Friends, In Robin Nelson’s State of Play, a study of “contemporary (post-1990) ‘high-end’...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Jan 2016

Downton Abbey, sixth season: 1-2: the exhaustion of a reactionary sensibility

Dowager Lady Crawley (Maggie Smith) to Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton), POV Violet, Dowager Lady Crawley: “Dear old Lady Darnley. Always liked to stuff the place with royalty. She was addicted to curtseying! How we laughed. It’s sad to think...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jan 2016

Suffragette: Shoulder to Shoulder re-booted 40 years on

Angela Down at center as Sylvia Pankhurst (Episode 6 of 1974 BBC Shoulder to Shoulder) Anne-Marie Duff, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter as Violet Miller, Maud Watts, Edith Ellyn (2015 BFI Suffragette) Dear friends and readers, You have two tremendous...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Nov 2015

Victorian into Edwardian: Fictions of Affliction; Dickens & James; Gaskell & Suffragettes

From Ralph Fiennes’s The Invisible Woman (adapted from Claire Tomalin’s book on Ellen Ternan) — we see Dickens’s wife, Dickens’s mistress, her mother, her sister Dear friends and readers, This blog is a product of a few books...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Nov 2015

The “last” trailer of Downton Abbey: ceaseless retrospective nostalgia

I can’t resist putting this trailer on this blog for our coming “last” season of Downton Abbey: Do we not all see and hear what we are in for? We’ll have the “last” premiere, and then the last second episode, the last...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Aug 2015

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