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The "last" trailer of Downton Abbey: ceaseless retrospective nostalgia

I can’t resist putting this trailer on this blog for our coming “last” season of Downton Abbey:

Do we not all see and hear what we are in for? 205 more words

Film Studies

The Duchess

The Duchess (2008)

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

This film gave me everything I expected and surprisingly more :P . I was expecting a typical period drama about a marriage, problems, a love triangle and some political issue thrown in. 176 more words


The Great Gatsby (2013)

Bonds salesman by day/writer by night, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves to the village of West Egg in Long Island to take a big bite out of the Big Apple, and potentially realise his dreams. 816 more words


Costume Drama

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They all have their exits and entrances…”

Oh the joy, the joy, of costume drama in Kyoto. 196 more words


Poldark (Episode 8).

The final episode of the first series. This has proved to be a super series, with promise for further success. 179 more words


Poldark 7, Betrayal of the group; or a Higher Fidelity of the Heart: 3 versions

” … to give way to them is to conform to rules set down by the evil-minded … Ross to Jinny upon her saying she will quit because social talk has accused her of sexual infidelity to Jim with Ross (Graham’s…

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Political Novels/films

The Americans

The Americans is an unusual type of period drama. It takes place c.1980, a time that may seem too close to now to be ‘historical’. But 35 years is a lifetime ago and The Americans is an engrossing Cold War drama that follows a pair of Russian spies embedded in Washington DC at the start of Reagan’s reign. 545 more words