Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Gaulish Coligny Calendar

The Gaulish Coligny calendar was found in Coligny, Ain, France (46°23′N 5°21′E) near Lyon in 1897, along with the head of a bronze statue of a youthful male figure. It is a lunisolar calendar. It is now held at the … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? The First of the Late Night TV Talk Shows

With all the changes in the late night TV talk show hosts in U. S. of late, I thought it might be fun to take a look at the original late night host: Stephen Valentine Allen (“Steverino”). Born to vaudeville … Continue reading

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I Admit It. I’m a Period Drama Junkie!

Confessions of a Period Drama Addict My name is Regina, and I am a Period Drama junkie! I admit it: I prefer Period Dramas to all other film genres. Give me men who take pride in their appearances and women … Continue reading

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William Henry Fox Talbot, British Inventor and Photography Pioneer

William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was a British inventor and photography pioneer who invented the calotype process, a precursor to photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. Talbot was also a noted photographer … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion ~ 1995’s Sense and Sensibility (Part Two)

In December 1995, Columbia/Mirage Pictures released Sense and Sensibility to U.S. theatres. Based on Emma Thompson’s (who won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) screenplay, this adaptation goes a long way in creating … Continue reading

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Stylist Choices (or) Why Would Anyone Choose that Word?

Recently, I entered an excerpt from my WIP (Work in Progress) in a contest. This is something I do with some degree of regularity, especially if I want an uninterested reader to speak to voice or tension or point of … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion – 1995’s Persuasion

Persuasion 1995 – Movie Discussion by Regina Jeffers In describing Persuasionin his script’s introduction, Nick Dear said, “The story essentially describes an old order fading away into decadence, and a new tribe, a meritocracy, coming to the fore.” Persuasionhas seen four renderings. … Continue reading

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