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"AN IDEAL HUSBAND" (1999) Photo Gallery



Below is a gallery of images from "AN IDEAL HUSBAND", the 1999 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 1895 play. Directed by Oliver Parker, the movie starred Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett, Jeremy Northam, Minnie Driver and Julianne Moore: Read more...Collapse )

"DREAMGIRLS" (2006) Review




“DREAMGIRLS” (2006) Review

When I had first learned that the eight Academy Award nominations for the 2006 musical, "DREAMGIRLS", did not include one for Best Picture and a Best Director nod for Bill Condon, it seemed pretty odd to me. The movie, based upon the 1981 Broadway musical, had already won plenty of accolades – including a Best Musical/Comedy Picture and two other Golden Globe awards. Was it possible that "DREAMGIRLS" had failed to live up to its hype? Read more...Collapse )
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"ROSS POLDARK: A NOVEL OF CORNWALL, 1783-1787" (1945) Book Review

During a period of fifty-seven, writer Winston Graham wrote a series of twelve historical novels that centered around a former British Army officer from Cornwall, who had fought for king and country during the American Revolutionary War. The first of the novels, "ROSS POLDARK: A NOVEL OF CORNWALL, 1783-1787" had been published in 1945. Read more...Collapse )

"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN" (1952) Photo Gallery



Below are images from the 1952 classic musical, "SINGIN' IN THE RAIN". Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, the movie starred Kelly with Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds: Read more...Collapse )

"KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES" (1953) Review





"KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES" (1953) Review

Twentieth-Century Fox was never a studio that I would associate with movies about the British Empire. Mind you, the studio had released several during the period between its formation in 1935 and the 1953 release of "KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES". Yet . . . it never seemed to produce many productions on European imperialism in compare to studios like Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Read more...Collapse )

"LOVE & FRIENDSHIP" (2016) Photo Gallery



Below are images from "LOVE & FRIENDSHIP", the 2016 adaptation of Jane Austen's 1794 novel, "Lady Susan". Directed by Whit Stillman, the movie starred Kate Beckinsale: Read more...Collapse )


The following is Chapter Twenty-Eight of my story about a pair of free black siblings making the journey to California in 1849: Read more...Collapse )

Moral Compass and the STAR WARS Fandom




MORAL COMPASS AND STAR WARS FANDOM

The more posts and articles that I read about the STAR WARS saga, the more I begin to wonder if a great deal of the franchise’s fandom would have preferred if Lucas had allowed the saga to maintain the black-and-white morality of "STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE". Read more...Collapse )

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