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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

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 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

Andrew Davies’s Les Miserables

Lily Collins as Fantine, holding Mailow Defoy as the child Cosette (Episode 2) Dominic West as the elusive mayor (Episode 2) Andrew Davies produces video masterpieces as regularly as other people simply go out to a movie, and in the last few years or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 May 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

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

Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? (Palliser 1): a spring syllabus, OLLI at Mason

Plantagenet and Lady Glencora Palliser (Philip Latham and Susan Hampshire) on their honeymoon, hotel desk registration …. (1974 Pallisers, scripted Simon Raven) Burgo Fitzgerald buying some food and drink for a beggar girl, street walker (Hablôt...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Mar 2019

A spring syllabus for reading Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? or Palliser 1

Plantagenet and Lady Glencora Palliser (Philip Latham and Susan Hampshire) on their honeymoon, hotel desk registration …. (1974 Pallisers, scripted Simon Raven) Burgo Fitzgerald buying some food and drink for a beggar girl, street walker (Hablôt...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Feb 2019

The Favourite: Repulsive, obscene, gut-level anti-feminism

Emma Stone as Abigail Hill Masham — unfortunately the released promotional shots don’t begin to offer an accurate sense of the nature of the typical scene in this costume drama Friends and readers, For a third time this year I break a sort...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 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

18 Poldark, the fourth season: Four Swans through Angry Tide

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark brooding (near the opening, early still after the prologue) Elinor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark (near opening &c), singing, troubled Dear friends and readers, A second Winston Graham blog-review in a row! Beyond Poldark,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 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

Poldark: the fourth season (2018)

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark (Episode 1, after prologue) Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza singing (also Episode 1) Of course there has to be an end. Of course. For that is what everyone has faced since the world began. And that is — what do you call...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Aug 2018

The melancholy of Simon Raven’s Pallisers serial drama

The Duke (Philip Lahtam) and Duchess (Susan Hampshire) in conflict in The Prime Minister (Pallisers 11:22) Friends and readers, Having once again watched the 26 episodes of Simon Raven’s 1974-75 BBC Pallisers with a few people on TrollopeandHisContemporaries@groups.io,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Jul 2018

10 books that influenced him in his life? Wind in the Willows to Proust

John Malkovich as the Le Baron du Charlus and Vincent Perez as Morel (Time Regained,1999) Friends and readers, For the last day I thought I would tell of Jim’s books, his favorites and those (insofar as I can tell) that influenced him as a boy,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jul 2018

10 books that influenced me most in my life? Johnson & Boswell’s Journey to the Hebrides

‘How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book?’ [Thoreau, Walden Pond] — And how many more a woman? This is the edition I’ve read this book in so many times …. To know what you prefer, instead...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Jul 2018

10 Books that influenced me most in my life? Anthony Trollope’s Dr Thorne

Tom Hollander as Dr Thorne (scripted by Jerome Fellowes, Hollander is right for the part) Friends and readers, About four days ago I joined in on a meme on face-book: you are asked to cite 10 books that influenced you strongly or made a real impact on...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Jul 2018

Winston Graham’s World War II novels

Bossiney Cove — the central sections of Strangers Meeting takes place in Trembeth Cove, Cornwall Since coming abroad something of the subterranean disquiet which existed everywhere had affected his imagination and he quite often awoke from dreaming...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jul 2018

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