Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Now Playing: And God Created Woman

I recently finished a freelance writing assignment about Brigitte Bardot. In writing about her, I realized I had never actually seen any of her films, so I decided to watch And God Created Woman. This wasn’t her first film, but it was probably the one that rocketed her to fame and cemented her reputation as … read more

Marigold Wisdom

This weekend I watchedThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was earth-shatteringly good or anything, but it was an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon catching up on mundane computer tasks while watching a movie. It does feature Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and I’d pretty much watch anything these two ladies are in…especially if … read more

Now Playing: Howard’s End

The history of film class I am taking has me thinking a lot about movies. Plus, there’s the recent posts I’ve done about The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina, both of which are going to be coming out soon (November for Anna Karenina and Summer 2013 for The Great Gatsby). With films on the brain, … read more

Anna Karenina

Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, October 2012. Since Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby isn’t coming out until Summer 2013–it was pushed back from this December–I guess the next movie that I am looking forward to it Anna Karenina. Yes, I do have a thing for movies made based on literature….hmm, especially some British period dramas, … read more

The Kid

{photo source} Last week for my Film and American Society class we watched City Lights, the 1931 film by Charlie Chaplin. I am a big fan of Charlie Chaplin and have seen all his films and read several biographies about him, so I had already seen this film. I wasn’t complaining though….his films are worth … read more

A look at the 1920s

The 1920s is a fascinating period of  history to me. It could because I first read the read The Great Gatsby when I was about 12 or 13 and the book and the time period it highlighted became etched in my imagination. It could be that I also read P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, … read more

Remembering Marilyn

In case you weren’t away, Sunday was the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. Without a doubt, Marilyn is the biggest Hollywood star of all time. An icon. As well as a complicated woman. And a troubled soul. She contained multitudes. I put together these images as a remembrance of her.  I also wrote this … read more

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