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Outlander, from Season 4, Drums of Autumn: a question of rape, violated heroes; Claire marginalized

Brianna (Sophie Skelton), just after she’s been raped (Season 4, Episode 10) Friends, Since writing about the first half of Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the American colonialist past, a book of fathers & ghosts, I’ve watched the whole...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2019

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

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

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

Outlander: from books to mini-series: the 2nd and 3rd season

Dear friends and readers, I am just now listening to Davina Porter read aloud dramatically (with nuance and appropriate tones) an unabridged text of Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber and engaged in rewatching Season 1 of the mini-series (every...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Nov 2017

3 Poldark 8 & 9: like a song; previously individual dramatized scenes ….

She will have a headstone (Ross and Demelza, Aidan Turner, Elinor Tomlinson, Poldark 2017, Episode 8) Warleggan harassing, destroying Drake’s business (Sam telling Ross, David Delve, Robin Ellis, Poldark 1977, Episode 8) Dear friends and readers,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Sep 2017

Autumn Syllabus: The Booker Prize Market Place Niche

Cromwell, thoughtful (Mark Rylance) Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn in the ending we all know (Claire Foy, 2015 Wolf Hall) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at American University Day: Ten Mondays, 11:45 to 1:15 pm, September...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Sep 2017

3 Poldark 6 & 7: Coerced & reluctant relationships; Agatha’s death, Ross’s refusal, Demelza charmed

[Draft stage because without stills] Dear friends and readers, My header this time refers more or as much to Graham’s books, The Black Moon and The Four Swans, and the 1977 second season episodes 6-7 as it does to this new third season episodes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Aug 2017

New Poldark 3:4-5: a deeper emotionalism; a loss of verbal subtleties, and sheer exciting adventure

Episode 4 again emphasizes Demelza’s self-reliance: she is shown to give birth with just Prudie’s help (Eleanor Tomlinson, Beatie Edney) — this is one of Horsfield’s additions Episode 5 ends in moving funeral for Captain Henshawe...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Jul 2017

Poldark 10: Reconciliation and Forbearance — Finale for now

Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) Elizabeth (Heida Reed), Geoffrey Charles (unnamed) and George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) She’d say life holds only two or three things worth the having, and if you possess them the rest don’t...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2017

Jack Pulman’s War and Peace (BBC, 1972): an extraordinary journey (Episodes 11-20)

Pierre (Hopkins) attempting to tell the deeply congenial Natasha he feels called to encounter Napoleon (while Moscow burns half-crazed he decides the calling is to kill this pest) Dear friends and readers, As promised, I here conclude the two blogs I’ve...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Feb 2017

Jack Pulman’s War and Peace (BBC, 1972), an extraordinary experience (Episodes 1-10)

The young Sonya and Natasha as we first see them on Natasha and her mother’s name day, Sonya revealing to Natasha how much she loves Nikolai (Episode 1) Dear friends and readers, I just loved this mini-series, with Anthony Hopkins as Pierre Bezukhov...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Jan 2017

1 Outlander 14-16, The Search, Wentworth Prison, To Ransom a Man’s Soul: Finale

Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser (Caitronia Balfe) singing & dancing to attract attention Murtagh Fraser (Duncan LaCroix) grim, near by (frm Episode 14, “The Search”) Claire: May I make a suggestion? Perhaps you could sing a song to jazz...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Dec 2016

Poldark: 1-3 (as seen on the BBC): a different emotional temperature

Kyle Soller as Francis Poldark returned from Bodmin, with his son, Geoffrey Charles [Note: this blog assumes the reader has read all twelve of Graham’s novels, viewed the 1970s mini-series, and is interested in the content and art of the books and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Sep 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins: unusual fine movie

Hugh Grant as St Clair Bayfield Meryl Streep as Florence (2016, Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears, scripted by Nicolas Martin) Dear friends and readers, Just as I began to give up hoping for a truly good absorbing film for cinemas this...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Aug 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

The new Poldark series, 2nd season: disconcerting news

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza (the first season) Aidan Turner as Ross As all those who have been waiting for the second season of Poldark to air know, there has been an unexpected delay in the airing of the second season of Poldark. Usually when a series...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Aug 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

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

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