After watching 1995's "PERSUASION", I noticed that director Roger Michell shot a lot of scenes featuring the main characters either eating a meal or a snack. Because I found myself bored at the moment, I decided to post some scenes from various Jane Austen television and movie adaptations with her characters enjoying food: ( Read more...Collapse )
"THE WAY WE LIVE NOW" (2001) Review
Over ten years ago, the BBC aired "THE WAY WE LIVE NOW", a four-part television adaptation of Anthony Trollope's 1875 novel. Adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by David Yates, the miniseries starred David Suchet, Shirley Henderson and Matthew Macfadyen. ( Read more...Collapse )
"STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE" RETROSPECT: (5.04) "Nor the Battle to the Strong"
It has been a long time since I have watched an episode of "STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE". A long time. I have several DVD box sets for "STAR TREK VOYAGER" and the Syfi Channel now airs "STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION" episodes on a daily basis. So when I had decided to re-aquaint myself with the 1993-99 series, I chose the Season Five episode, (5.04) "Nor the Battle to the Strong". ( Read more...Collapse )
"SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (2012) Review
When I learned that "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" had earned a good number of nominations and acclaim during the Fall/Winter of 2012-2013, I found myself scratching my head in confusion. I had never heard of the film. I spent a good deal of that movie season paying more attention to the likes of "ARGO" and "LINCOLN". So when the movie earned a good number of Academy Award nominations, my first reaction turned out to be . . . "What was the big deal?" ( Read more...Collapse )
Below are images from "WUTHERING HEIGHTS", William Wyler's 1939 adaptation of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel. The movie starred Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, and David Niven: ( Read more...Collapse )<img src="http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/rpowell/24684155/988347/988347_300.jpg" alt="Wuthering-Heights-wuthering-heights-7225181-400-300" title="Wuthering-Heights-wuthering-heights-7225181-400-300" width="300" height="225" /