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Fair Ladies

Columbus is persona non grata these days, of course, but a hundred years ago and more his day was big in Salem and elsewhere, and the Columbian Exposition of 1893 was even bigger. The Essex Institute was charged with furnishing an entire room...
From: streets of salem on 21 Nov 2020

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

Factual Fictions & Fictional Facts

Scenes from the recent Poldark series, with the accent on historical accuracy Dear friends and readers, My last blog was partly prompted by my reading through in chronological order Winston Graham’s contemporary suspense and Poldark and historical...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2019

A buoyant tale of Nell Gwyn follows a thoughtful realization of King John

Alison Luff as Nell falling on the floor as she dies as St Catherine in Tyrannic Love just before getting up to speak the Epilogue … (Nell Gwyn, by Jessica Swale, directed by Robert Richmond) They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Mar 2019

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

Outlander, Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the Colonialist American Past, a book of fathers & ghosts

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser I’ve never been afraid of ghosts. I live with them daily, after all … Any library is filled with them. I can take a book from dusty shelves, and be haunted by the thoughts of one long dead, still lively as...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Feb 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

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Friends, The OLLI at Mason winter term has started, and I’ve had two remarkable classes in two days. For tonight I can offer to you, a two hour plus movie on the art and life of Dorothea Lange, made by PBS, with funds...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jan 2019

Martha Vicinus’s Independent women: Work & Community for Single Women, 1850-193

Miss Temple looking at Jane Eyre (many many films have this icon) [not finished quite, last two sections need polishing and work] Friends, My first book for the new year: A virago re-publication — keeping the book in print Vicinus’s study...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jan 2019

19th Century Christmas Stories: Chekhov’s mood pieces, an Oliphant tale of the “unseen,” & in Trollope’s Orley Farm

Christmas at Noningsby Friends and readers, As is our wont for too many years than I like to count, Christmas week on TrollopeandHisContemporaries@groups.io (we have now resided on five different platforms) we took time out to read a few Christmas or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Jan 2019

Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale & the Disney Mary Poppins Re-booted: 50 years on

One of the many whole family scenes in Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale (2008) Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Friends, Over these few Christmas days I watched two new (to me) Christmas movies, read three Christmas stories I’ve never read before,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Dec 2018

English Lake District & Borders tour: Wallington Hall, Vindolanda & Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral & home again (6)

One of the excavation sites at Vindolanda where digging was going on Friends and readers, We are tonight come to the end of our tour to northern England. You’ve heard enough of moors, great lakes and mountains; poet lairs, towns and libraries, museums; ...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Oct 2018

English Lake District and the Borders tour: the Wordsworths, Keswick & a stone circle

Dove cottage Dear Friends and readers, I’m back from my Road Scholar touring experience, and like last August’s at Aigas House, in Inverness, Scotland, I mean to share what I can. I’ve written a different sort of framework: A Canterbury...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Aug 2018

The RSC Hamlet, Folger Winter’s Tale, & Hove’s Bergman; Deb Filler & Cezanne (!), not to omit Howards End

Hamlet (Papa Essiedu), Gravedigger (Ewart James Walters) and assistant (Temi Wilkey) Leones (Michael Tisdale) accosts Camillo (Eric Hissom) Friends, I have been putting off writing about the plays, concerts, lectures, and dance I’ve been to since...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 May 2018

The Brontes: Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wuthering Heights

Tilda Swinton as Eve (The Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013) Thornton burning down (a 2006 Sandy Welch Jane Eyre, with Ruth Wilson as Jane) Friends and readers, Much to my surprise, or I might say re-awakening to the Brontes, when over the last ten weeks...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Apr 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

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

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

Light into Dark: this year’s life of reading and watching ….

[A draft: which I will come back to in order to add comments to some of the books & pictures) Friends, I sometimes think that nothing I write anymore comes from an singular me, but it’s all somehow coming out of shared experiences, sometimes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Dec 2017

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