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Jun. 10th, 2017

"LOVE & FRIENDSHIP" (2016) Review





"LOVE & FRIENDSHIP" (2016) Review

I never thought any film or television production would find another story written by Jane Austen to adapt. Not really. The author only had six novels published. And I was never really aware of any other novels, novellas or short stories . . . until I learned about "LOVE & FRIENDSHIP", Whit Stillman's adaptation of Austen's 1794 epistolary novel, "Lady Susan". Read more...Collapse )

Jun. 3rd, 2017

Martha Washington's Great Cake



Below is an article about the dish known as Martha Washington's Great Cake: Read more...Collapse )

May. 31st, 2017

"4.50 FROM PADDINGTON" (2004) Photo Gallery



Below are images from "4.50 FROM PADDINGTON", the 2004 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1957 novel. The movie starred Geraldine McEwan as Miss Jane Marple: Read more...Collapse )

May. 8th, 2017

"HIDDEN FIGURES" (2016) Review

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"HIDDEN FIGURES" (2016) Review

In all my years of reading about the men and women who worked at NASA, whether in the air or on the ground, I have only come across two people who people of color. And both were astronauts. Not once did those articles ever reveal the numerous African-Americans who worked at NASA - including those women who worked as mathematicians (Human Computers) for NASA during the Space Race between the 1950s and 1970s. Read more...Collapse )

May. 4th, 2017

"LOVE AND WAR" (1984) Book Review

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LOVE AND WAR (1984) Book Review

I have stumbled across my share of "Best Civil War Novels" lists on the Internet. I have yet to come across a list that includes John Jakes' 1984 novel, "LOVE AND WAR". Read more...Collapse )

May. 2nd, 2017

"THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY" (2004) Photo Gallery



Below are images from "THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY", the 2004 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1942 novel. The movie starred Geraldine McEwan as Miss Jane Marple: Read more...Collapse )

Apr. 27th, 2017

"BECKY SHARP" (1935) Review

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"BECKY SHARP" (1935) Review

Being something of a film history buff, I have been aware of the 1935 adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's 1847-48 novel, "Vanity Fair" for a number of years. But I have never been inclined to watch the film, until recently. Read more...Collapse )

Apr. 25th, 2017

"UNDERGROUND": Things That Make Me Go . . . Hmmm?



I first wrote this article between Seasons One and Two of the WGN series, "UNDERGROUND": Read more...Collapse )

Apr. 23rd, 2017

"ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY" (2016) Review




"ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY" (2016) Review

When I had first learned of Disney and Lucasfilm's plans to create a series of stand-alone films within the STAR WARS franchise, I felt a little taken aback. I had felt certain that the new owners of the franchise would stick to a series of films that served as one chapter in a long story. But following the release of "STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS" and my slight disappointment over it, I was willing to accept anything new. Read more...Collapse )

Apr. 19th, 2017

"COPPER" Season Two (2013) Photo Gallery



Below are images from Season Two of the BBC America series "COPPER". Created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, the series starred Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid and Ato Essandoh:
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