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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

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

Summer movies? Damsel, Mr Rogers, and Puck

Friends, I saw the Zellner Brothers’ pernicious film, Damsel, about two weeks ago now in my film club, and had debated ever since if I should write about it. I hoped it would go away, not be shown anywhere or hardly at all, not make any profit so...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Jul 2018

The mystery, detective, suspense, gothic, spy-thriller, crime, murder novel

Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison (Prime Suspect series) I, too, dislike it — Marianne Moore Friends, I’ve embarked on a reading journey through an area mostly unfamiliar to me, and Polonius-like, can come up with only the clumsiest of labels:...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 May 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

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

Dunkirk, the movie

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Friends and readers, I’ve just read that Dunkirk is this summer’s “big movie.” In his column about it in The Washington Post, Richard Cohen wrote “since July 21 opening, it has taken in...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Aug 2017

Winston Graham’s non-Poldark fiction: from film noir to opera

Publicity shot for Marnie (Tippi Hedron, Sean Connery) Friends and readers, I’ve embarked on a study of Graham’s writing beyond his Poldark and Cornish historical fiction, with a view to perhaps writing a literary biography of this author....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Jul 2017

Speaking about Torture, edd. Julie A Carlson & Elisabeth Weber

Friends, Shortly after my husband, Jim, died, I began a process of finishing the books he was in the middle of reading when his brain gave out and he could no longer concentrate. One was Carolyn Steedman’s Labours Lost: Domestic Service and the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Apr 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

The Hollow Crown trilogy: Henry VI 1 & 2, Richard III, newly relevant

The ultimate symbol of power You sleep in peace, the tyrant being slain — Richmond, Henry Tudor, RIII Dear friends and readers, This week I’ve been watching the BBC versions of the second season (2016) of The Hollow Crown: three plays (Henry...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Dec 2016

1 Outlander 12 & 13: Lallybroch & The Watch: You can’t go home again

Iane (Steve Cree) and Jamie (Sam Heugan) talking of memories shared after dinner (“Lallybroch,” (Episode 12, scripted Anne Kenney) Claire (Caitriona Balfe) helping Jenny (Laura Donnelly) to give birth to a breech baby (“The Watch,”...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2016

At the Kennedy Center: Miller’s A View from the Bridge: the white man at the center

The LA and Kennedy Center cast Dear friends and readers, I’m told that Ivo Van Hove’s New York City production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, which rightly received rave reviews as a production, though not as a play, when...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Nov 2016

The Beatles: an extraordinary creation/production of transformative music

Norwegian Wood Friends and readers, I braved or endured a 7 hour trip (counting to and fro from my house in Alexandria, Va, on July 16th, to the Ripley Center of the Smithsonian buildings on the National Mall) to enjoy the (as I discovered) privilege...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jul 2016

Trollope’s Orley Farm: An allusion to Horace

Mr Furnival introducing Lady Mason to his wife (J.E. Millais, from the original illustrations to the novel) Dear friends and readers, We’ve just finished reading Orley Farm on Trollope19thCStudies and I feel as if I’ve noticed all sorts of...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Mar 2016

Danger UXB and the importance of anti-war films and books just now

REGENERATION, Tanya Allen, Jonny Lee Miller, 1997. Afterwards Oh, my beloved, shall you and I Ever be young again, be young again? The people that were resigned said to me —Peace will come and you will lie Under the larches up in Sheer, Sleeping,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Mar 2016

At the Met: Les Pecheurs de Perles; at Covent Garden: Cav & Pag

Nadir (Matthew Polenzani), Zurga (Mariusz Kwiecien), Leila (Diana Damrau), climax of Les Pecheurs de Perles Tonio-Taddeo (Dimitri Platanias) has enabled Canio-Pagliaccio (Aleksandrs Anoinenko) to catch Nedda-Columbine (Carmne Giannasttasio) kissing ...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Jan 2016

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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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.