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Grace Notes: ‘I’ve seen Hell, and it’s white. Snow white’

If you were to ask what my favourite costume drama was, my answer would immediately be the 2004 version of ‘North and South’ (with the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice coming a close second… who doesn’t love the lake scene!?). 668 more words


Graham's Ross Poldark, with a few preliminary thoughts on the 2015 Poldark

Demelza (Angharad Rees) climbing up on Ross’s (Robin Ellis’s horse), (1975 Poldark)

Dear friends, readers, and class,

This is a continuation of the lecture I wrote as a blog, … 3,635 more words

Political Novels/films

Washington National Opera: The Flying Dutchman

Eric Owens as the Flying Dutchman

Dear friends and readers,

Are you someone tired of over-produced plays, movies, operas? This opera has one set, a proscenium arched rectangle which serves as backdrop for ships, the port, houses, places for dancing, and ghostly sequences. 1,041 more words

Costume Drama

Downton Abbey: 5th season finale & some Trollopian contrasts

In prison, telling of how her stepfather abused her and her mother ignored her distress: Anna (Joanne Froggart) and Bates (Brendan Coyle)

The Dowager in her mind bidding adieu to any idea of time regained: Violet (Maggie Smith) remembering… 2,748 more words

20th Century Culture

March is for Meh: March 2015 Movie Preview

E: So, M, what was it that you were saying about a sea change in the studio release schedule?  Let’s look at all March’s amazing offerings.  5,951 more words