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Below is a list of my favorite television productions (so far) that are set in the 1600s: FAVORITE TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS SET IN THE 1600s 1. "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1977) - Richard Chamberlain starred in this entertaining, yet loose television adaptation of Alexandre Dumas père's 1847-1850 serialized novel,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my favorite episodes from Season One of the All Access CBS series, "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY". Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, the series stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham: "FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY" SEASON ONE (2017-2018) 1. (1.09) "Into the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (1995) Review There have been numerous adaptations of Jane Austen’s celebrated 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice" over the past decades. Two of these versions happened to be BBC miniseries that aired in 1980 and 1995. It has been a long time since I have viewed the 1980... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"SINGIN' IN THE RAIN" (1952) Review There are certain movies in this world that I cannot be objective about - one way or the other. One of those movies happened to be the 1952 MGM musical, "SINGIN' IN THE RAIN". Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, "SINGIN' IN THE... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my favorite movies set during the decade between 1800 and 1809: FAVORITE FILMS SET IN THE 1800s 1. "Emma" (1996) - Gwyneth Paltrow starred in this very entertaining adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel about an upper-class Englishwoman's attempts to play matchmaker for her friends... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below are some images of American cuisine between the 1950s and the 1970s. How can I say this? It is . . . it is simply a miracle that American cuisine did not crash and burn before the 20th century ended: MID 20TH CENTURY CUISINE Creamed Liver Loaf Hellman’s Frosty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is my ranking of the Season Two episodes of the PBS Civil War medical series called "MERCY STREET". Created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel, the series starred Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Hannah James and Josh Radnor: "MERCY STREET" SEASON TWO (2017) EPISODE RANKING 1. (2.05) "Unknown Soldier" - French-born... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"MAD MEN": SEX AND BOBBIE BARRETT The fans’ reaction to the character of Bobbie Barrett during Season Two of "MAD MEN" has always intrigued me. In this day and age – namely the early 21st century – I never understood why they held her in such a low regard. Let... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"THE GAMBLER FROM NATCHEZ" (1954) Review A few years ago, I had reviewed an old 1953 Tyrone Power movie called "THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER". This 1953 movie proved to be a mixture of a costume melodrama and adventure that chronicled the adventures of a Northern-born gambler who moves to New Orleans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season Two of the British series, "INDIAN SUMMERS". Created by Paul Rutman, the series starred Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, Jemima West and Julie Waters: FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF "INDIAN SUMMERS" SEASON TWO (2016) 1. (2.09) "Winner Takes All" - In... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"IRONCLADS" (1991) Review Between the late 1980s and the first few years of the 21st century, communications mogul Ted Turner had produced or oversaw a series of period dramas in the forms of movies and miniseries. Aside from two or three productions, most of them were aired as television movies... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"THE PACIFIC" (2010) Episode Four "Cape Gloucester & Pavuvu" Commentary When I first saw the featurettes about "THE PACIFIC" on HBO, I noticed that the filmmakers and screenwriters had made a big deal about the miniseries’ ninth episode, which featured the battle on Okinawa. From what I had gathered, this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD" (2015) Review I have never seen "FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD", the 2015 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel, in the theaters. And yet . . . my knowledge of this film led me to view two previous adaptations. And finally, I found the chance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"MARY POPPINS" (1964) Review Looking at the 1964 movie about a magical nanny, one would be amazed that it took nearly 20 years to make it. I suspect that many did not predict it would become critically acclaimed. But if one is ever interested in the behind-the-scenes production of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"THE SEVEN PER-CENT SOLUTION" (1976) Review There have been countless number of plays, movie and television productions based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" novels and short stories. Some of these productions have touched upon or portrayed Sherlock Holmes as a drug addict. Only two have actually explored this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the dish called Chicken à la King: CHICKEN A LA KING Have you ever come across one of those dishes in which there are so many origin tales about it that it keeps your head spinning? For me, one of those dishes is Chicken à... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my favorite television productions (so far) that are set in the 1500s: TOP FAVORITE TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS SET DURING THE 1500s 1. "Elizabeth R" (1971) - Emmy winner Glenda Jackson starred in this award winning six-part miniseries about the life of Queen Elizabeth I. The miniseries... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of what I regard as the ten most memorable deaths in the “STAR WARS” saga: TEN MOST MEMORABLE DEATHS IN THE “STAR WARS” SAGA 1. Shmi Skywalker Lars (”Attack of the Clones”; 2002) – The matriarch of the Skywalker family line died in the arms of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"SHANE" (1953) Review The history behind the production for the 1953 classic Western, "SHANE" is a curious one. At the time, it was one of the most expensive Westerns ever made in Hollywood. And director George Stevens' first choices for the film's two male leads never panned out. Yet, despite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"THE CROWN" AND PRINCE PHILIP Do not get me wrong. I really enjoyed “THE CROWN”. And I also enjoyed Matt Smith’s performance as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. I thought he did a great job in capturing both the positive and negative aspects of the prince’s character. But I do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is my current list of favorite movies set in the 1840s: TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET IN THE 1840s 1. "The Heiress" (1949) - William Wyler directed this superb adaptation of Ruth and Augustus Goetz's 1947 play, which was an adaptation of Henry James' 1880 novel, "Washington Square". The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my five favorite episodes from Season Two 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 TWO (1995-1996) 1. (2.11) "Manuevers" - After a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the dessert known as Bakewell Pudding: BAKEWELL PUDDING While reading various articles on the Internet about the cuisine of the Victorian Age, every once in a while I would come across one about a dessert known as Bakewell Pudding. The origin of this dish seemed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of my favorite movies set in Britain during World War II: FAVORITE MOVIES SET DURING WORLD WAR II BRITAIN 1. "Dunkirk" (2017) - Christopher Nolan wrote and directed this Oscar nominated film about the British Expeditionary Force’s evacuation from Dunkirk, France in 1940. Fionn Whitehead, Tom... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"LOUISIANA" (1984) Review Thirty-six years ago, HBO had aired a three-part miniseries about the life and travails of a nineteenth century Southern belle named Virginia Tregan. The miniseries was called "LOUISIANA" and it starred Margot Kidder and Ian Charleson. Directed by the late Philippe de Broca, "LOUISIANA" was based upon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Rosiepowell2000's blog