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Costume dramas

(Note: because I’m a terrible and very busy person at the moment, I forgot to finish and post this on Monday. Sorry, but better late than never, right?) 676 more words


Well, it's been a quiet week in Downton Abbey ... the sixth season, 3 & 4

out there on the edge of change.

Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) under considerable strain, with Andy Parker (Michael Fox) looking sorry for him


In Robin Nelson’s… 1,424 more words

20th Century Culture

War and Peace: It’s all about the ’tache

Three episode special!

Honestly, you wait YEARS for a bloke, then several turn up at once. So it is for Natasha, who’s all grown up and decided fringes are SO last season. 1,012 more words


Alan Rickman (1946-2016), In memoriam

A close-up

Friends and readers,

More than week late, because before writing my tribute I wanted to re-watch a few of my favorite films, all of which Alan Rickman worked in centrally; but with two good longish clips and a good trailer, and a whole YouTube movie, I add my voice and this blog to the many many paying tribute to Rickman’s acting career and what we know of his private life. 1,275 more words

20th Century Culture

#93 (tie) - Madame de... (1953), dir. Max Ophüls

Max Ophüls kicked off his directorial career in his native Germany, but as so many other Jewish artists, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and eventually made his way to… 1,777 more words


At the Met: Les Pecheurs de Perles; at Covent Garden: Cav & Pag

Nadir (Matthew Polenzani), Zurga (Mariusz Kwiecien), Leila (Diana Damrau), climax of Les Pecheurs de Perles

Tonio-Taddeo (Dimitri Platanias) has enabled Canio-Pagliaccio (Aleksandrs Anoinenko) to catch Nedda-Columbine (Carmne Giannasttasio) kissing promising to elope with Arlechino, crisis scene of… 1,817 more words

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