Al Pacino, in my humble opinion, is one of the greatest actors to ever live. He has given us so many iconic performances from his incredible turn as Michael Corleone to Tony in Scarface and the Colonel in Scent of A Woman. Pacino was born in East Harlem to Italian American parents. His childhood and… Continue reading Announcing the All About Al Pacino Blogathon
The women's pictures of the 1940s seemed to have been defined by mental illness. Women who could not carry on as they were, and broke psychologically, terribly unmoored in a world which seemed to provide them with little support. Often the source of these women's mental illness was the cruelty of men, such as in… Continue reading The Mental Kaleidoscope: Olivia de Havilland in The Snake Pit (1948)
And so The Calls of Cornwall: Daphne du Maurier Blogathon has come to an end. I would like to thank all of the bloggers who contributed. I cannot WAIT to go through everyone's posts and read all about du Maurier and her works. I would also like to ask the bloggers who participated, or bloggers… Continue reading Finn…or will she come back?
I so wanted to adore Frenchman's Creek, especially after the languid, idyll that is du Maurier's novel. But despite Joan Fontaine looking like a queen and giving an utterly wonderful performance, I am sad to report that I did not adore it. This is a story of a woman's desire versus her duty. A not… Continue reading Too much Romance: Frenchman’s Creek (1940)
Today is the day that we celebrate the work of the wonderful Daphne du Maurier, one of the most successful writers of the twentieth century, as well as the splendid adaptations of her works that have been made over the years. So without further ado, let us begin the three days of the blogathon.… Continue reading The Calls of Cornwall have indeed been answered!
It is rare that an adaptation of a novel gets things right. Often one feels that they shouldn't have bothered to buy the rights to the book at all if they were just going to change everything. Thankfully, that is not what ITV does in the 1997 adaptation of du Maurier's most famous novel, Rebecca. This is the third… Continue reading Je Reviens: Rebecca (1997)
This post contains graphic and mature content, please read at your own risk. Twins of Evil is fascinating because it comes after Lust for A Vampire in the Karnstein Quadrilogy and it's as if someone said "What made The Vampire Lovers good and Lust for a Vampire awful?" Don't get me wrong, Lust for a… Continue reading Deadly Legacy