Tag: classic

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Director: Billy Wilder Rating: Not Rated Starring: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe Screenplay: Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond Music By: Adolph Deutsch Cinematography: Charles Lang Running Time: 121 minutes Premiered: March 29, 1959 Synopsis: When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they…

Top 5 Worst Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Not a definitive listing, just the ones I currently find the most egregious.  Anne With an E (2018, TV)     I am a purist in that I think movie or television adaptations of well-loved books should stick as close as possible to the…

Mansfield Park-Book versus 2007 Movie

Book Synopsis: ‘We have all been more or less to blame … every one of us, excepting Fanny’ Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and…

Top 5 Romantic Novels (Revisited)

I had previously published a Top 5 Romantic Novel list in 2015. This is my list for 2017. The only constant is The Deception of the Emerald Ring; which I clearly like quite a bit.  1. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen I am not sure what all I…

Top 5 Disney Animated Films

Robin Hood (1973) I have very fond memories of watching this film at a friend’s house as a child. Whenever I visited, we watched this movie. I am fairly confident that I watched Robin Hood about 900 times before my fourteenth birthday. What I…

Mark Twain-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Themes Explored: fantasy, escapism, luck, wits, endurance, slavery, foolishness and folly, patriotism, society and class, injustice, wisdom, knowledge, technology, modernization, the supernatural, magic, wizardry, romance, adultery, betrayal, satire Summary: A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social…

Children’s Books With Strong Male Characters

I only recommend books that I have personally read and enjoyed. Here is a selection of children’s books I read in my childhood (or a little more recently) that portray young men and boys in a positive light and emphasize character traits like bravery,…

Top 5 Fairy Tale Movies

1.The Age of Adaline (2015) Synopsis: A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into (IMDb). Starring: Blake Lively,…

Ursula K Le Guin-A Wizard of Earthsea

Themes Explored: friendship, power, coming of age, pride, language, supernatural, man and the natural world, education, duty, personal responsibility, arrogance, death, death, balance, coming-of-age, fantasy, dragons, magic, wizardry, consequences Summary: Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth….

Top 5 Under Appreciated Disney Movies

1.Iron Will Release Date: 14 January 1994 Synopsis: When Will Stoneman’s father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require…

Herman Melville-Moby Dick or The Whale

Themes Explored: the limits of knowledge, the deceptiveness of fate, the exploitative nature of whaling, whiteness (as in the idea that the color white represents evil or non-existence), depth, surfaces, revenge, death, whales, morality, whale anatomy, friendship, sailing, faith, perception, reality, mental illness, fate, economic…

Movie Review: After the Ball

Director: Sean Garrity Rating: PG Starring: Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin, Chris Noth, Lauren Holly Screenplay: Jason Sherman & Kate Melville Music by: Ari Posner Cinematography: Pierre Gill Running Time: 101 Minutes Premiered: April 24, 2015 (US Release) Synopsis: After a young fashion designer runs…

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