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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Books that influenced me most in my life? Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

Judy Dench as Paulina in Kenneth Branagh’s recent production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale I, that please some, try all, both joy and terror Of good and bad, that makes and unfolds error, Now take upon me, in the name of Time, To...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jul 2018

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

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

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

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

Anna Karenina at the movies, Garbo & Rathbone (1935) to Leigh & Richardson (1948)

Friends, Out of eighteen film adaptations, I watched five, attempted a sixth, and read good essays on yet three more. None of my choices were Russian. The finest, in my view is the longest, not written about anywhere, the 1977-78 BBC Anna Karenina, scripted...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jan 2018

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