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Far From the Madding Crowd (UK 2015)

In retrospect it was probably a bad idea to watch the new version of Thomas Hardy’s famous story just a few days after seeing the restoration of the 1967 film… 764 more words

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Don't Judge An Adaptation By The Book

People always say the book was better. It’s ironed onto t-shirts on Etsy and plastered all over Pinterest. Anthropomorphized novels are urging you to buy and read them… 842 more words

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Far From the Madding Crowd (UK 1967)

The 4K digital restoration of John Schlesinger’s 1967 version of Thomas Hardy’s most popular novel has been in selected UK cinemas over the last few weeks leading up to the release of the new Thomas Vinterberg version on May 1st. 940 more words

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time: From Page To Stage

In 2003 Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time hit bookshops. Telling the mystery story of the extraordinary Christopher, brilliant at maths but with a difficulty in the day-to-day, it gripped the public’s imagination. 1,099 more words

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Secret Garden Webseries Introduces Dickon!!

As your resident webseries lover, it is my duty to inform you that The Misselthwaite Archives, which has been pleasant but mostly uninspired so far, finally introduced Declan Sower, based on Dickon of the book, and there are sparks and cuteness.

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2005 Project Batch 5 a.k.a. The Romance Edition: Brokeback Mountain, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, and Pride & Prejudice

Was I in a romantic mood? I don’t know, but the 2005 Project churns along with three movies about love, and the many ways in which it can be complicated. 893 more words

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Suite Française (UK/France/Belgium/Canada 2014)

I’m glad I saw this World War II romance drama – one of the best of recent co-productions. I fear that many audiences will have been put off by reviewers like… 1,467 more words

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