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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

Salem Film Fest 2018

It is that time of year again: time for the annual Salem Film Fest, now in its eleventh year and very firmly established on the cultural calendar. Over the years, it has been very inspiring to see the festival’s growth: in terms of participation,...
From: streets of salem on 22 Mar 2018

Author in conversation: Ian Doescher on William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken (Star Wars Part the Seventh) 25/10/2017, Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon [spoiler alerts]

By Dr Thea Buckley To begin with, Ian Doescher explained the origins of his series, long ago, in a country far away: “I pitched it to Quirk Books right after going to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and re-watching the original Star Wars trilogy....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Mar 2018

The Making of Jane Austen: Going Behind the Scenes of the First Hollywood Pride and Prejudice (1940)

The Margaret Herrick Library As a Jane Austen scholar, I get to go to some pretty incredible libraries—The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, The Morgan Library in New York City, The British Library in London, the Chawton House Library...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 14 Mar 2018

A spring syllabus: Sexual and Marital Conflicts in Anthony Trollope

Louis (Oliver Dimsdale) and Emily (Laura Fraser) in later confrontation (2004 BBC/WBGH, scripted Andrew Davies) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at George Mason University Day: Seven Wednesday mornings, 11:50 to 1:15 pm,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Mar 2018

Moving days

Dear friends, It’s not quite been like a UHaul, but it has taken a couple of weeks since I needed instruction and help and the actual transition was done by a remarkably generous digital expert at groups.io. I have been busy this last few days moving...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Mar 2018

Thinking about biography

The first modern biographer, Lytton Strachey and his subject, Queen Victoria when young Friends, I’ve been thinking about biography all my life; that’s because I’ve been reading biography all my life. To prove to you how odd I am the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Feb 2018

Film: Amphitryon

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television present Amphitryon by John Dryden Directed by Michael Cordner
From: Early Modern Theatre on 19 Feb 2018

Anna Karenina at the movies: wild inward romance (1997); or contemporary marital discontents (1985)

Sophie Marceau as Anna, typical odd angle, very close up shot (1997 written, directed, produced by Bernard Rose) Jacqueline Bisset as as a passive Anna submitting to Christopher Reeve as a conventional cad Vronsky (1985, script James Goldman, directed...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Feb 2018

Doritos™ Alchemy

I recently stumbled across this spec Doritos commercial David Ward made a six years ago. Really well done adaptations of the alchemist motif. You gotta love the list of ingredients (also, not listed, Unicorn tears): Staff of Anubis Philosopher Stone...
From: Darin Hayton on 10 Feb 2018

The Churchill movies: two against type

Albert Finney as Churchill (Jim Broadbent as Desmond Morton, The Gathering Storm) Michael Gambon as Churchill (Churchill’s Secret) Friends, Another rather shorter blog where I depart from our usual fare, this time in content. Since this summer,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Feb 2018

Trollope as post office man: two cheers for epistolary liberty

Anthony Trollope in old age, photograph by Julia Cameron Friends, An interlude. I interrupt our regularly scheduled programming about books, movies, cultural events. I promise not to go on for too long … I’ve written about Trollope as a semi-epistolary...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Feb 2018

18: The Year of Macbeth

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear in the National Theatre’s Macbeth Macbeth is known as Shakespeare’s unluckiest play. For generations it has been referred to by the superstitious as “The Scottish Play” because even speaking its...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Feb 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

Nelson’s trilogy The Gabriels morphs into Karam’s 2 hour The Humans

A photograph from a New York City production Friends, This is my second blog honoring or remembering what Martin Luther King told us: it is because the values and norms King stood for, the kinds of laws and social and racial and economic programs he would...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Jan 2018

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: a story of sex, marriage, & some local politics

Nicola Paget as Anna Karenina in the snow when she is still falling in love with Vronsky (1977 BBC AK) Friends and readers, Two summers ago our Trollope and his Contemporaries listserv on Yahoo (Trollope19thCstudies@yahoogroups.com) began nearly 6 months...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jan 2018

Alone Yet Not Alone. Period Movie.

The clothing for the Indians is woefully inaccurate, but if you can ignore this the movie is worth watching.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Dec 2017

Christmas and the seasons in the Poldark worlds

The family gathering (2015 Poldark, episode 4) Friends and readers, Not such a small but a short note for those engaged by Winston Graham’s Poldark novels. I’ve been rereading these again, and have confirmed an old memory that while Christmas...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Dec 2017

Dream Material

Dear friends and readers, My last was about this past year’s life in reading; this is about this year’s life in and through films and stage-plays, except I doubt I can remember all the films I saw this year. I watch late at night and into...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Dec 2017

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.