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"FROST/NIXON" (2008) Review

Beginning on March 23, 1977, British journalist David Frost conducted a series of twelve (12) interviews with former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, in which the former commander-in-chief gave his only public apology for the scandals of his administration. Some 29 years later, Peter Morgan’s play – based upon the interviews – reached the London stage and later, Broadway, with rave reviews. Eight years ago, Ron Howard directed the film adaptation of the play, starring Frank Langella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as Frost. Read more... )
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Below are images from "FROST/NIXON", the 2008 adaptation of Peter Morgan's 2006 stage play. Directed by Ron Howard, the movie starred Frank Langella and Michael Sheen: Read more... )
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"THE THREE MUSKETEERS" (2011) Review

Recently, I became aware of the BBC series called "THE MUSKETEERS" and became an instant fan. Due to my renewed interest in Alexandre Dumas père's work, I decided to focus my attention on 2011's "THE THREE MUSKETEERS", the most recent adaptation of the author's 1845 novel. Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE THREE MUSKETEERS", the 2011 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas père's 1844 novel. Produced and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the movie starred Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans: Read more... )
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"A POCKET FULL OF RYE" (2009) Review

While the producers of "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT" seemed to regard the 1930s as the "golden age" of Hercule Poirot mysteries, I get the feeling that the producers for both "MISS MARPLE" and the recent "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MARPLE" regard the 1950s in a similar manner for those stories featuring Miss Jane Marple. Read more... )
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Below are images from "A POCKET FULL OF RYE", the 2009 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1953 novel. The television movie starred Julia McKenzie as Miss Jane Marple: Read more... )
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"THE WAY WE LIVE NOW" (2001) Review

Some thirteen years ago, the BBC aired "", a four-part television adaptation of Anthony Trollope's 1875 novel. Adapted by Andrew Davies and directed by David Yates, the miniseries starred David Suchet, Shirley Henderson and Matthew Macfadyen. Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE WAY WE LIVE NOW", the 2001 television adaptation of Anthony Trollope's 1875 novel. Directed by David Yates, the four-part miniseries starred David Suchet, Shirley Henderson, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Macfadyen: Read more... )
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"LITTLE DORRIT" (2008) Review

In my review of the 1998 miniseries, "OUR MUTUAL FRIEND", I had stated that I was never a real fan of Victorian author, Charles Dickens. But I was willing to give the author another chance with a second viewing of the miniseries. However, I have yet to watch "OUR MUTUAL FRIEND" for a second time. Instead, I turned my attention to another miniseries based on a Dickens novel - the 2008 production of "LITTLE DORRIT". Read more... )
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Below is a gallery of photos from the 2008 BBC miniseries, "LITTLE DORRIT". Written by Andrew Davies, the production starred Matthew Macfadyen, Claire Foy, Tom Courtenay, Judy Parfitt and Freema Agyeman: Read more... )
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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (2005) Review

To my knowledge, there have been at least ten screen (film and/or television) adaptations of Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice". I believe it has been adapted more times than her other five novels. This is not surprising. It is probably the most beloved of her six novels. I have seen four of those adaptations, myself. And one of them is director-writer Joe Wright's 2005 film adaptation.Read more... )
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Below is a gallery featuring photographs from the 2005 version of Jane Austen's novel, "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE". This version stars Keira Knightley and Matthew McFaydden:Read more... )
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TIMOTHY DALTON AND THE JAMES BOND FRANCHISE

I am going to start out saying that EON Productions have been lucky in choosing six actors who managed to bring their own sense of style to the role of James Bond . . . and I mean all of them. And all were smart enough to portray Bond in a way that suited them, instead of adhering to what the public or the producers wanted them to play Bond. Read more... )

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