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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

The African-American History & Culture Museum: an experience that can alter the way you think about US history & culture

Tape Recorder used by Malcolm X. Wollensak Stereo-tape magnetic recorder, Model T-1515 Revolution is not a one-time event — Audre Lorde Friends and readers, People, if you’re in any doubt, go. It’s not only worth it, it is not as upsetting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Mar 2019

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

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

Waterland — Graham Swift’s novel, the film by Stephen Gyllenhaal, Peter Prince

The fens, marshlands of East Anglia (from Waterland 1992) Children [are those] to whom, throughout history, stories have been told, chiefly but not always at bedtime, in order to quell restless thoughts; whose need of stories is matched only by the need...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 May 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

Another spring syllabus: Booker Prize Books: A Marketplace Niche?

From The English Patient: the burnt-up hero (Ralph Fiennes) reading Herodotus, the Canadian who has been tortured (William Dafoe) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at George Mason University Day: Eight Wednesday later morning...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Mar 2017

Poldark Episodes 6-7: Mourning, Fierce Struggle to Survive; Rescued from Ambush

Ross (Aidan Turner) missing Francis (Episode 6, scripted Debbie Horsfield, directed by Charles Palmer) Verity (Ruby Bentall) missing Francis Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson, there is a also a close-up parallel to Verity) ‘The longer I live,’...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jan 2017

My edition of Charlotte Smith’s Ethelinde has been published!

Charlotte Smith (1749-1807) by George Romney (1792) Sonnet 69 from Elegiac Sonnets Written at the same place [where refugees land], on seeing a seaman return who had been imprisoned at Rochfort Clouds, gold and purple, o’er the westering ray Threw...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Nov 2016

Booker Prize books: a marketplace niche or tool for promoting books

Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth — as characters digging the deep past up in the form of a coffin of a Muslim who once painted a mural on a 14th century church wall (A Month in the Country) Dear friends and readers, While the fall term has hardly...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Oct 2016

Outlander: DuMaurier Redivida: Castle Leogh & The Way Out (2 & 3)

Claire (Catrionia Balfe) medicates Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) back (near opening of Episode 2, directed Ronald Dahl, scripted Ronald D Moore) Claire remembering Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeeck) saying: “As I told you, there’s many things...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Sep 2016

Outlander: Daphne DuMaurier Redivida, Sassenach (1)

Claire Randall (Catriona Balfe) looking into Farrell’s shop window in a highland village (Outlander 1, scripted Ronald Moore) People disappear all the time. Young girls run away from home. Children stray from their parents and are never seen again....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Aug 2016

Colloque : « Images exotiques. L’appel du lointain en histoire de l’art » (Paris, 9-10 juin 2016)

Les études postcoloniales ont vivement critiqué l’exotisme. De ce fait, les premiers discours sur l’exotique et leur postérité sont également devenus suspects. La question de leur place au sein de l’histoire...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 7 Jun 2016

Whatever happened to all those liberal Republicans?

Friends and readers, Last night as you watched (if you did) the Republican “debate” on CNN, did you wonder what happened to the liberal wing of the Republican party? Have you ever wondered where they went? Not just Jacob Javits and the more...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Dec 2015

London Theater: Farinelli and the King; Miss Saigon

Kim and her child, poster for Miss Saigon Mark Rylance as the king in a contemplative nervous moment Dear friends and readers, As with New York City, it seems to me to be in London and not go to the theater to miss out on what’s unique and deeply...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Oct 2015

Trollope’s How the Mastiffs went to Iceland; the political novel

Trollope and the other “mastiffs” (the people on the ship taking a tour to Iceland’s geysers) — by Mrs H. Blackburn It was now about ten o’clock and it was of course broad daylight — Trollope at Reykjavik Dear friends...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Aug 2015

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