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Poldark 2015: novel re-conceived as mining & feminist love story, Episode 2

I have a right to chose my own life — Verity (2015)

Final still, a far shot (2015 Poldark, written & created by Debbie Horsfield…

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Film Studies

A Penny for Your Thoughts: TV Costume Spotlight on Penny Dreadful

So while I have¬†always been a huge fan of period fiction and film, lately I’ve been addicted to the Showtime Original Series, Penny Dreadful. The show is a mixture of several genres which is part of it’s appeal. 479 more words


Bathsheba's Legacy: An examination of Hardy's most iconic literary heroine

This is my analysis of Far From the Madding Crowd‘s Bathsheba Everdene as arguably Thomas Hardy’s most iconic heroine and the recent film adaptation’s modern take on the classic story. 851 more words


Marie-Antoinette - ***

Sofia Coppola’s biopic on the famous teenage queen of France didn’t leave a big impression on me when it was released back in 2006. But this second view left me baffled. 271 more words


Poldark: 2015, 1975 & Graham's Post WW2 novel, Episode 1

Courage shall grow keener, clearer the will,
the heart fiercer as our force faileth …
— Anglo-Saxon poem, The Battle of Maldon (as translated by Michael Alexander…

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Political Novels/films

Poldark (Episode 3).

Another top-notch episode. Ross and Demelza wed, while Elizabeth gives Francis a son amidst the tragedy of family death. Ross tries to save his friend Jim from the courts after he is caught poaching. 148 more words


Far From The Madding Crowd - **(*)

Carey Mulligan is quite impressive as the central character of this semi-feminist romantic drama about a woman who inherits a farm and becomes the love interest of three suitors. 135 more words