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"THE BUCCANEERS" (1995) Review

Several years ago, I had anticipating watching for the first time, "THE BUCCANEERS", the 1995 television adaptation of Edith Wharton’s last novel. After all, I have been a major fan of "THE AGE OF INNOCENCE", Martin Scorcese’s 1993 adaptation of Wharton’s award-winning 1920 novel for years. But my eager anticipating nearly ebbed away, when I discovered that "THE BUCCANEERS" only managed to rouse a lukewarm reception from many television critics. Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE BUCCANEERS", the 1995 television adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1938 novel. Adapted by Maggie Wadey and directed by Philip Saville, the five-part miniseries starred Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Rya Kihlstedt, Mira Sorvino and Cherie Lunghi: Read more... )
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"THE GREAT GATSBY" (2000) Review

I am amazed at how long I have ignored F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 opus, "The Great Gatsby". I saw the 1974 movie adaptation of the novel years ago, but I found it difficult to appreciate the story. It was not until I saw Baz Luhrmann's recent adaptation that my full interest in the story was finally ignited. After watching that particular film, I came across this adaptation that aired on the A&E Channel in 2000. Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE GREAT GATSBY", the 2000 television adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel. Directed by Robert Markowitz, the movie starred Toby Stephens, Mira Sorvino, Paul Rudd and Martin Donovan: Read more... )
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"GODS AND GENERALS" (2003) Review

In 1993, producer Ted Turner and director Ronald Maxwell released "GETTYSBURG", a film adaptation of Michael Shaara's 1974 novel, "The Killer Angels". Shaara's son, Jeffrey, wrote a prequel to his novel called "Gods and Generals" in 1996. Both Turner and Maxwell teamed up again 2002-2003 to make a film adaptation of the latter novel. Read more... )
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Below are images from "GODS AND GENERALS", the 2003 prequel to the 1993 movie, "GETTYSBURG".  Based upon  Jeff Shaara's 1996 novel; and written and directed by Ronald Maxwell, the movie starred Stephen Lang, Jeff Daniels and Robert Duvall: Read more... )
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With the recent release of Steven Spielberg's new movie, "LINCOLN" and the upcoming release of Quentin Tarrantino's latest film, "DJANGO UNCHAINED", I found myself thinking about movies I have seen about slavery - especially slavery practiced in the United States. Below is a list of my favorite movies on the subject in chronological order: Read more... )

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