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August’s historic viewing suggestions:
Follow Me, Boys (Disney, 1966) (1930s-40s America)
The Last Days Of Pompeii (1935) & (1984) (Ancient Rome)
So Long At The Fair… 30 more words


Re: Austentopia

It all started when I watched Andrew Davies’ 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett and Colin Firth as Mr. 571 more words

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Recommendation Sunday 9/7/15

Here’s some new movies to check out this week:

400 Blows (1954):

Fantastic film showing the life of a young boy, and his decent into petty crime. 304 more words


Re: Frank


Frank is a black comedy about an offbeat group of musicians lead by their eccentric front man, Frank, a guy who never takes off his large fake head. 308 more words

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Movie Recommendation: Only When I Dance

Only When I Dance, a documentary in the Portuguese language with English subtitles, tells the story of two aspiring teenagers from violent and poverty stricken neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro who pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers.


Re: Shame

The irony of Shame is that if director/writer Steve McQueen had given his main character, Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a drug or alcohol addiction instead of a sex addiction, this film would have been taken more seriously. 446 more words

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Re: Reader, I Saw the Adaptation

I was eager to see this adaptation of Jane Eyre, in part because I wanted to compare with North & South (written by Charlotte Bronte’s contemporary and BFF, Elizabeth Gaskell) and in part because I wanted to prepare for Mia Wasikowska’s visit to similar Victorian Gothic territory in this fall’s Crimson Peak. 255 more words

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