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THE COMPARISONS BETWEEN "MAYTIME" (1937) and "TITANIC" (1997) While watching the 1937 operetta that starred Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy - "MAYTIME", I noticed that the story and main characters bore a strong resemblance in story structure to a movie that was released sixty years later . . . namely... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rosiepowell2000's blog
Billy Hazard had a brief appearance near the end of the third novel. Come to think of it, so did Brett. She had a bigger appearance in the 1994 miniseries, in Episode Two. Anyway, Billy and Brett had moved to California after the war, where Billy became a civil engineer. As for Maude Hazard . . . I haven't the foggiest idea. She had somewhat mysteriously disappeared before the end of the 1982 novel, without Jakes bothering to reveal what happened to her. She met the same fate between the 1986 and the 1994 miniseries. George and Constance had two children - William born in December 1848 and Patricia, who was born in December 1849 - in the first novel. For reasons I don't know why, the first miniseries had decided they would only have a daughter born about a month before the Civil War started. I guess the producers had decided to give back their two children - William and Patricia - for the third miniseries. It was Orry who had pushed Bent in the James River in the second novel. I thought he was dead . . . until I read the third novel. As for James Huntoon, I can only assume that he was murdered after Bent reunited with Ashton. I believe that he was killed by Ashton's lover, Of course Kyle Chandler and Lewis Smith bore no resemblance to each. John Stockwell and Parker Stevenson - who both portrayed Billy Hazard - looked nothing like each other. Neither did Wendy Fulton, Mary Crosby and Deborah Rush, who all portrayed Isobel Hazard.
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"EDWARD AND MRS. SIMPSON" (1978) Review I have noticed in the past decade or so, there have been an increasing number of television and movie productions that either featured the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (aka King Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson), either as supporting characters or lead characters.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season One of "STAR TREK VOYAGER". Created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor; the series starred Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "STAR TREK VOYAGER" SEASON ONE (1995) 1. (1.11) "State of Flux" -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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TIME MACHINE: BATTLE OF THE SOMME July 1, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, which proved to be a major offensive during World War I. The battle or offensive was fought between the Allies (British Empire and French armies) and the armies... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939) Review Several years ago, I had come across an article that provided a list of old classics that the author felt might be overrated. One of those movies turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"THE NICE GUYS" (2016) Review The 2016 summer movie season is proving to be somewhat dismal. I cannot recall a remake of television or previous movie with an original twist. Worst, most of the movies seemed to be nothing more than sequels. And if I must be brutally frank, not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the dish known as Chateaubriand Steak: CHATEAUBRIAND STEAK My knowledge of various steak dishes is very minimal. In fact, it took me years to realize that any kind of steak is named, due to what part of the cow it came and how it is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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A LETTER TO MATTHEW WEINER Dear Matthew Weiner, I just watched the Season Seven episode of "MAD MEN", (7.13) "The Milk and Honey Route", for the first time and discovered that Betty Francis was doomed for a quickie death from lung cancer. And all I can say is . .... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME" (2010) Review When the Disney movie, "PRINCE OF PERSIA", was first released in theaters some seven years ago, I had heard a movie reviewer on radio talk show compare the Disney film to the 1962 Oscar winning film, "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA". Much to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS" (2004) Review The year 2004 marked the umpteenth time that an adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1873 travelogue novel, ”Around the World in Eighty Days” hit the movie screen. Well . . . actually, the fifth time. Released by Disney Studios and directed by Frank... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below are some animated GIFs that I had found on Tumblr. They featured scenes from Episode 3 of the BBC's 2015 miniseries, "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE", which was adapted from Agatha Christie's 1939 novel: "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" (2015): PARTY ON SOLDIER ISLAND In the scene below, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Recently, I noticed there have been a good number of television productions in both North America and Great Britain, set during the 19th century. Below is a list of those productions I have seen during this past decade in chronological: THE 19TH CENTURY IN TELEVISION 1. "Copper" (BBC America) -... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"TRUMBO" (2015) Review I tried to think of a number of movies about the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and the Hollywood Blacklist I have seen. And to be honest, I can only think of two of which I have never finished and two of which I did. One... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season One of "THE MUSKETEERS", the BBC's historical action-drama based on Alexandre Dumas, père's 1844 novel. Created by Adrian Hodges, the series stars Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles and Luke Pasqualino: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "THE MUSKETEERS" SEASON ONE... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from ABC's "AGENT CARTER". Created by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the series stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Margaret "Peggy" Carter: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "AGENT CARTER" SEASON TWO (2016) 1. (2.02) "A View in the Dark" - SSR Agent Peggy... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"LINCOLN" (1974-76) Review During the first half of the Twentieth Century, poet and historian Carl Sandburg wrote a six-volume biography on the life of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Years passed before David Wolper ("ROOTS", "THE THORN BIRDS", and the "NORTH AND SOUTH" TRILOGY) produced a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my top five (5) favorite episodes from Season Four (1996-1997) of "BABYLON 5". Created by J. Michael Straczynski, the series starred Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Mira Furlan: TOP FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "BABYLON 5" (SEASON FOUR: "NO SURRENDER, NO RETREAT") 1. (4.15)... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"POLDARK" (1996) Review Over seventy years ago marked the publication of author Winston Graham's first entry in his novel series about a former British Army officer who had served in the American Revolution and his life experiences following his return to home in Cornwall. The BBC aired a successful television... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" (2015) Review Ever since I gave up reading the "NANCY DREW" novels at the age of thirteen, I have been a fan of those written by Agatha Christie. And that is a hell of a long time. In fact, my fandom toward Christie's novels have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the Polish dish known as Bigos: BIGOS When one mentions hunter's stew, dishes such as Burgoo, or Bruinswick Stew usually comes to mind. But there is one hunter's stew that dates back even further. I am referring to Bigos, which is a dish that originated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"HAIL, CAESAR!" (2016) Review When I first that Joel and Ethan Coen was about to release a new film, I rejoiced. When I learned that this new movie - called "HAIL, CAESAR!" - would be set in old Hollywood, my joy increased. Then I discovered that this new film would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season One of AMC" "TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES". Created by Craig Silverstein, the series stars Jamie Bell: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES" SEASON ONE (2014) 1. (1.08) "Challenge" - Against the wishes of Abraham "Abe" Woodhull, one of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"CINDERELLA MAN" (2005) Review When I had first learned about Ron Howard’s biopic about boxing champion James J. Braddock, I was very reluctant to see the film. In fact, I did not even bother to go see it. Instead, I merely dismissed "CINDERELLA MAN" as a ‘"SEABISCUIT" in the boxing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is my current list of favorite movies set in the 1870s: TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET IN THE 1870s 1. "The Age of Innocence" (1993) - Martin Scorcese directed this exquisite adaptation of Edith Wharton's award winning 1920 novel about a love triangle within New York's high society during... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at Rosiepowell2000's blog