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Below are images from Series One of "POLDARK", the 1975 television adaptation of the following Winston Graham novels - "Ross Poldark" (1945), "Demelza" (1946), "Jeremy Poldark" (1950) and "Warleggan" (1953). Produced by Morris Barry and Anthony Coburn, the series starred Robin Ellis in the titled role: Read more... )
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"POLDARK" (1996) Review

Over seventy years ago marked the publication of author Winston Graham's first entry in his novel series about a former British Army officer who had served in the American Revolution and his life experiences following his return to home in Cornwall. The BBC aired a successful television series that was based upon Graham's first seven novels in 1975 and 1977. Read more... )
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Below are images from "POLDARK", the 1996 adaptation of Winston Graham's 1981 novel, "The Stranger From the Sea". Directed by Richard Laxton, the television movie starred John Bowe and Mel Martin: Read more... )
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"THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO" (2002) Review

Let me make something clear . . . I have never read the literary version of "THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO", written by Alexandre Dumas. I have seen three movie versions – including this latest one starring James Caviezel. But I have never read the novel. So, for me to compare the literary version to this movie would be irrelevant. Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO", the 2002 Disney adaptation of Alexander Dumas père's 1845 novel. Directed by Kevin Reynolds, the movie starred James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Dagmara Dominczyk and Richard Harris: Read more... )
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"BECKY SHARP" (1935) Review

Being something of a film history buff, I have been aware of the 1935 adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's 1847-48 novel, "Vanity Fair" for a number of years. But I have never been inclined to watch the film, until recently. Read more... )
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TIME MACHINE: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

January 8 marked the 200th anniversary of the last of a series of engagements that marked the Battle of New Orleans. This battle marked the last one of the conflict between the United States and Great Britain, known as the War of 1812. Read more... )
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"PERSUASION" (1971) Review

This adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1818 novel turned out to be the first of the old Jane Austen television adaptations that the BBC aired during the 1970s and 80s. Produced and directed by Howard Baker, and adapted by Julian Mitchell; this two-part miniseries starred Ann Firbanks and Bryan Marshall. Read more... )
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TIME MACHINE: BATTLE OF BLADENSBURG

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg, which was a major conflict fought during the War of 1812. The battle was fought on August 24, 1814 in Bladensburg, Maryland; and played a major role in the fate of the United States' capital, Washington D.C. and a future battle fought around Baltimore, Maryland. Read more... )
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Below are images from "PERSUASION", the 1971 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's 1818 novel. Produced and directed by Howard Baker, and adapted by Julian Mitchell; the miniseries starred Ann Firbank and Bryan Marshall: Read more... )
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Below is an article I had written about a dish called Kentucky Burgoo: Read more... )
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Below is a small article about a dish that was created in the early 19th century called Chicken Marengo. The dish is associated with a battle fought during the Napoleonic Wars: Read more... )
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"THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL" (1982) Review

I suspect that many fans of the DC Comics character "Batman" and the "Zorro" character would be nonplussed at the idea that a novel written by a Hungary-born aristocrat had served as an inspiration for their creations. Yet, many believe that Baroness Emmuska Orczy de Orczi's 1905 novel, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" provided Western literature with its first "hero with a secret identity", Sir Percy Blakeney aka the Scarlet Pimpernel. Read more... )

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