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Xmas 1917 as a stimulus - CRJ week four

This week we were set a collaboration task, which proved to be logistically more difficult than I imagined it would.  The topic for the work was completely up to us. 1,752 more words

The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)

The Long Goodbye is widely considered Raymond Chandler’s swan song to arguably literature’s greatest detective. Often cited as the gold standard in crime fiction, this one snapped up the Edgar Award for best novel in 1955, is listed on countless “best of” compilations, and has influenced a generation of mystery and crime writers. 566 more words


Red, a world about to dawn! Black, the night that ends at last!

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From http://www.tigermilly.com (link below *).

Banned Getaway 50s Style Rockabilly lightweight stretch Cardigan Classic; sold and dispatched by Tiger Milly, with glass type button fastenings to front, round neckline and ribbed hemline and cuffs. 157 more words


Movie Review - "To Be or Not to Be" (1942)

There is a distinct charm to “To Be or Not to Be” that is unlike any other film I have seen. The main reason for this is that this is one of the few films that turned the Nazis and Hitler into a farce while we were in the middle of World War II. 463 more words

Movie Reviews

The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier, 1943, Columbia Pictures. Starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn. Directed by George Stevens. B&W, 104 minutes.

An improbable housing situation combines with instant attraction in this tale of an exacting young woman whose future is securely in place…until she does her patriotic duty. 429 more words

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