Blogathons, Bond. James Bond., Period Dramas, Uncategorized

You’re the Top!: Diana Rigg in “Evil Under the Sun” (1982)

My late father was French-Mauritian, a distinction that he always made very clear to people. And I think that is perhaps why he was such a devotee of Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective. My father took great delight in the parts where British characters insulted Poirot by calling him a French so and so, and… Continue reading You’re the Top!: Diana Rigg in “Evil Under the Sun” (1982)

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Star studded disaster: Airport (1970)

I cannot recall the first time I watched Airport. But I know that it was a very, very long time ago, and that I absolutely loved every moment of it, from the incongruously brilliant casting of Dean Martin as an airline pilot, the heavy banged beauty of Jaqueline Bisset, to the stowaway with a heart… Continue reading Star studded disaster: Airport (1970)

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It’s a disaster warning! Announcing the Second Disaster Blogathon

I’m not actually sure when my love of disaster films formed and then fermented and here we are, with me cohosting a Blogathon about these films because I enjoy them so much. Me, the disaster film expert, getting ready to cohost this Blogathon I’ve pretty much seen every major disaster film released (at least in… Continue reading It’s a disaster warning! Announcing the Second Disaster Blogathon

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Passion and Perseverance: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Jane Austen is one of the greatest, and most influential, authors to ever live. Her six completed novels have been translated into about thirty five languages, and Pride and Prejudice alone has sold some 20 million copies. In addition to being one of the best selling authors of… Continue reading Passion and Perseverance: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

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The Danger of Desire: Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ famous epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, Stephen Frears’ 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons is undoubtedly one of the best costume dramas ever made. Whilst that may sound like an overstatement, it really isn’t. Every aspect of the film’s production is utter perfection, from Frears’ direction, to the performances of the… Continue reading The Danger of Desire: Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

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A Thank You To Our Bond, Not Bond Bloggers

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

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Black Panther: Timothy Dalton in Charlie’s Angels

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

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The final day of You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon!

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!

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The Second 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

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Jane, Jane: Timothy Dalton in Jane Eyre (1983)

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)