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The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855)

The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855)
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were sisters and writers whose novels have become classics.
Charlotte was born on 21 April 1816, Emily on 30 July 1818 and Anne on 17 January 1820 all in Thornton, Yorkshire. 840 more words
Books & Films

"Rebecca" The Book vs. The Film

“Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again,” is perhaps the most memorable line from Daphne Du Maurier’s 1938 Gothic novel, “Rebecca,” as well as the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name. 1,103 more words


Changing Reels S2 E8 - The Bigamist

Ida Lupino was the first woman to direct a film noir, but her work behind the camera is not as well-known as her acting career in front of it. 144 more words


Double Feature #60 - Rebecca and Throne of Blood

This post is a bit of a celebration for me. One year ago, I decided to take a month off. I had just had a brutal experience at a major academic conference. 3,136 more words

Double Feature

Little Rock Look Back: Arkansas Arts Center concludes opening festivities with Beaux Arts Ball

Starting at 9:00 p.m. on May 18, 1963, the Beaux Arts Ball capped off the opening weekend festivities for the Arkansas Arts Center.

Chaired by Jeane Hamilton and Jean Gordon (both of whom are still going strong 55 years later!), the Beaux Arts Ball featured the music of Henry King and his Orchestra as well as a performance by jazz legend Dave Brubeck and his Quartet.  65 more words


Review: Rebecca (1940)

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” ~ Joanne Fontaine in Rebecca 

In normal circumstances, voice-over introductions rarely resonate but for some reason, the ethereal tones of Joan Fontaine opening Rebecca leave a lasting impact and that’s after well nigh 80 years. 1,106 more words


Shamedown #3: Voyage To the Bottom Of the Sea

Time for another Shamedown. I kept getting that one Little Mermaid song, “Under the Sea” in my head when I was writing this. Can’t imagine why. 1,351 more words