Monthly Archives: May 2011

Extra Mile Race

Symphony Park in Charlotte, NC, hosted the Extra Mile Road Race as part of its Memorial Day celebration. I was up at 6 A.M. – not to run, but to watch my son run the 7:30 race. It’s hot here … Continue reading

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Pride 47 – Prejudice 5

5/27/2011 Pride 47 – Prejudice 5 Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, which is a much better title when one considers how Jane Austen bombards her readers with the theme of “impressions”: first, flawed, and founded. However, that … Continue reading

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Emphasis on Elizabeth Bennet

In a previous post, we discussed how Andrew Davies “created” the image of a very masculine and virile Darcy by adding scenes to the 1995 Pride and Prejudice adaptation. Some of us probably participated in “Darcy Loving Parties” at the time … Continue reading

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BAFTA Awards – Television

NOMINATIONS LEADING ACTOR Programme Channel Jim Broadbent Any Human Heart Channel 4 Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock BBC One ***Daniel Rigby Eric and Ernie BBC Two Matt Smith Doctor Who BBC One LEADING ACTRESS Programme Channel Anna Maxwell Martin South Riding BBC … Continue reading

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BAFTA Awards 2011 – Film

BAFTA 2011 Nominees & * Winners BEST FILM * The King’s Speech Black Swan Inception The Social Network True Grit OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM * The King’s Speech 127 Hours Another Year Four Lions Made In Dagenham DIRECTOR * The Social … Continue reading

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Medical Cannibalism

Do you know this term? What exactly is medical cannibalism? It’s the subject of a new book to be released on June 29, and the practice involves some of England’s monarchs. Check out this article in the Daily Mail for … Continue reading

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Historical References That Remain through Time

I recently discovered, along with several other Austen Authors, a new website called “Historical Hussies.” It is run by Donna Hatch, Joyce Moore, Jen Childers, and Linda Banche. Today they had an article on “cutting” someone in Society. I use … Continue reading

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3D for The Three Musketeers

From The Hollywood Reporter comes this article on the October release of The Three Musketeers. ( See Milla Jovovich, Ray Stevenson, Matthew Macfadyen and Luke Evans ahead of the film’s fall release. COLOGNE, Germany – Producer Constantin Film has released … Continue reading

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A Buck for Bama

Author Kerri Nelson has organized a disaster relief effort to help tornado victims in Alabama. Her Between the Scenes:Authors Helping Others: A Buck for Bama campaign can be found at People can chime in with support or make donations … Continue reading

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