Costume films are one of the most popular and endearing genres of the medium. They have been made since the silent era, right through to the modern day and have changed and shifted as cinema and society has. The costume films that are made at a certain time often reflect the feelings and focus of… Continue reading Announcing The Bustles and Bonnets: Costume Blogathon
Almost immediately after its 1997 release, it became fashionable to dislike, criticise or “hate on” Titanic. This isn’t something specific to this juggernaut historical blockbuster. The trend of massively commercially successful movies that also garner critical acclaim in spite of their commercial success, stretches pretty far back, and there are ample examples. But Titanic is… Continue reading Why Titanic Isn’t Actually Terrible
Gill and I have been positively overwhelmed and thrilled at the positive response that this Blogathon has received. We are so grateful that so many wonderful bloggers decided to participate and write such well crafted reviews and articles. Thank you so much to everyone who has participated with blogs about the films the six Bond… Continue reading A Thank You To Our Bond, Not Bond Bloggers
My co-host for You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon, the lovely Gill, nominated me for the Pick A Movie Tag. She invited me to write about my top five “hotties” wink, wink, and because I have a charitable heart and am not at all a person who enjoys talking about how handsome… Continue reading The Captain(s) of My Heart
Ah Charlie’s Angels. The epitome of what was termed “jiggle TV” in the late 70s and early 80s. I think you can understand why it was given that rather dubious term if you think hard enough. But in my opinion, and for many women who watched the film at the time of its airing, it… Continue reading Black Panther: Timothy Dalton in Charlie’s Angels
And so the final day of our Blogathon has arrived! But do not despair, as my lovely co-host has said, we’ve decided to make this an annual event! Please go here for Day 1’s contributions and here for the Day 2 contributions. Hamlette’s Soliloquy writes about the art heist caper that is The Thomas Crown… Continue reading The final day of You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon!
Ready for some more movies from our Bond actors in which they play everything but Bond? Of course you are! For the wonderful contributions from our first day of the Blogathon, please click here. Sean Connery as a dragon you say? Classics and Craziness shares her thoughts on Dragonheart. Phyllis Loves Her Classic Movies rewinds… Continue reading The Second Day of You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon
The Brontë Sisters are incredibly famous. I don’t think this point can be overstated. Their contribution to the English literary canon, especially Gothic literature, has influenced countless authors, filmmakers and musicians (I’m looking at you, Kate Bush.) They revolutionised a genre that had been seen as low brow, melodramatic trash for almost a century, and… Continue reading Jane, Jane: Timothy Dalton in Jane Eyre (1983)
The day has finally arrived! We are very excited to share all of the wonderful posts dedicated to the six wonderful Bond actors from Connery to Craig. So without further ado! First up is my post, in which I discuss Timothy Dalton’s performance in the 1985 made for TV movie Florence Nightingale. Next is my… Continue reading You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon has arrived!
Okay so Florence Nightingale is probably the most famous nurse to ever live, with good reason, as she pretty much revolutionised the field by introducing sanitation measures (seriously, wash your hands) in hospitals, and establishing the first secular nursing school in the world. A famous lithograph of Nightingale from a painting by Henrietta Rae. So,… Continue reading The Man Who Loved the Lady with the Lamp: Timothy Dalton in “Florence Nightingale” (1985)