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Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right: a scrutiny of clinical melancholia

Marcus Stone, “Trevelyan at Casalunga” Dear friends and readers, Though it’s been some time since I taught Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right, and I have published a chapter of my book (Trollope on the ‘Net) on this novel, and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Jun 2019

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

Making Barsetshire: A spring syllabus

John Constable (1776-1837), Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds (1825-26) A Syllabus For a Study Group at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at American University Day: Ten Monday afternoons, 1:00 to 2:50 pm, Temple Baptist Church,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 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

Reinterpreting Shakespeare – again

Macbeth RSCAntony Sher Harriet Walter In 2013 Downton Abbey author Julian Fellowes was hauled over the coals for his film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, in which he rewrote large chunks of Shakespeare’s famous and much-loved play. His explanation...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Nov 2015

Trollope Bicentennial Conference: Leuven (4): Mother, Irish and Formal Trollope

[Pray do not read; as yet unfinished; I must add links, correct, and provide an ending] “Is it the poor house, yer honor?” (Rod Walters, illustration for Folio Society Castle Richmond) Dear friends and readers, This is my fourth and last...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 Oct 2015

Poldark, 2015 — seen against Poldark, 1975 and Ross Poldark, 1945: Episode 1

Courage shall grow keener, clearer the will, the heart fiercer as our force faileth … — Anglo-Saxon poem, The Battle of Maldon (as translated by Michael Alexander Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark: as magnificient against defeat Eleanor Tomlinson...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Jun 2015

Downton Abbey: 5th season finale

In prison, telling of her girlhood: Anna (Joanne Froggart) and Bates (Brendan Coyle) In her mind the Dowager bidding adieu to reclamation: Violet (Maggie Smith) remembering Dear friends and readers, I cannot deny for anyone still emotionally involved...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Mar 2015

Downton Abbey 5:8: Resolutions in which little is resolved

Lady Sinderby (Penny Downie) winning the first round against Lady Flincher (Phoebe Nicholls), with Violet, Lady Grantham (Maggie Smith) alone registering appreciation Lady Flincher: ‘Tell me, do you find it difficult these days to get staff’ Lady...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Feb 2015

Downton Abbey 5:7: Small Decencies

Violet, Lady Grantham (Maggie Smith) explaining to Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery why the prospect of Isobel Crawley’s (Penelope Wilton) marriage to Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) hurts so Mary: Granny, I know why you’re finding this difficult. Dowager:...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 Feb 2015

Downton Abbey 5:6, The pleasures and talk of the hour

Midpoint — the Dowager (Maggie Smith’s) second walk and talk with Prince Kuragin (Rade Serbedzija), this time in his grey impoverished lodgings Closing still — Edith (Laura Carmichael) to a child who either avoids eye-contact, or looks...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Feb 2015

Downton Abbey 5:5: Heartbreak & Hearthope: Bad partings & a Jewish Suitor

Miss Bunting (Daisy Lewis) telling Tom Branson (Allen Leech) she is leaving His not-so-cool but complacent acceptance of her departure Dear friends and readers, It’s hard to know how to approach this week’s episode: on the level of human...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Feb 2015

Downton Abbey: 5:2 & 3, Mopping up operations? a few predictions

Joanne Froggart accepting Golden Globe as best Supporting Actress in a TV series, 2015 As Anna in Edith’s bedroom — after the fire, finding a photo of Marigold under Edith’s pillow Dear friends and readers, This blog covers episodes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Jan 2015

Downton Abbey: 5:1: Hitting the ground running: abjection & looking askance at power still

Final shot of the house in darkness: the trajectory of the episode: unfolding before us its crowded life Dear friends and readers, So here we are, another season. What you notice the first time watching is how the film-makers hit the ground running....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Jan 2015

Rebecca Eaton, Making Masterpiece (Theater): A telling history

Maggie Smith between scenes Dear friends and readers, I somehow suspect my phrase of praise for Rebecca Eaton and Patricia Mulcahy’s Making Masterpiece that it fulfills the once famous goals of Lord Reith or the BBC to “educate, inform, entertain”...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jul 2014

Downton Abbey redux: Mr Bates as dark hero, alter ego for Fellowes

First named character seen as Downton Abbey began: Mr Bates (Brendan Coyle) heading north for the job of valet to Lord Grantham (DA, 1:1) Penultimate named characters seen as Downton Abbey, the 4th season ends: Mr and Mrs Anna (Joanne Froggart) Bates...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 May 2014

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