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#100WomenNovelists: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Blog Post 12: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

The boys, as they talked to the girls from Marcia Blaine School, stood on the far side of their bicycles holding the handlebars, which established a protective fence of bicycle between the sexes, and the impression that at any moment the boys were likely to be away. 774 more words

100 Women Novelists Of The 20th Century

Richard III

There is no denying the greatness of Shakespeare, but for those to whom the Bard’s work proves inaccessible—largely because of Elizabethan language—cinema adaptations of his plays are the way to go. 974 more words


Quartet (dir. Dustin Hoffman) 2012

Don’t sit down to watch this expecting any deep revelations about the meaning of life. Think more in terms of an episode of Glee with opera music and old people. 191 more words


Film Location: 'A Room With A View' (1985)

A Room With A View (1985) is a British film based on the 1908 E.M. Forster novel. The story follows Lucy (Helena Bonham Carter) in Edwardian England, as she meets a variety of potential suitors, and travels to Italy with her cousin (Maggie Smith). 89 more words


Maggie Smith: "I led a perfectly normal life until Downton Abbey"

Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in ITV’s costume drama, talks to Mark Lawson about why her character should be killed off, forgetting which film she’s shooting on and why she was considered “too common” to appear in plays at school.

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Let's learn how to make a proper foundation. Nauczmy się stawiać dobre fundamenty

Jonathan Carroll shared a picture of Maggie Smith’s poem titled “Good bones”. It was basically a sparkle which has inspired me to publish my struggles with translation. 172 more words

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.”

-Maggie Smith

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