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New Films: Belle

I can’t wait to see this film which opens today.  Apparently it was inspired by a painting that resides in a country house I’ve been to – so I’ve seen it!

There is another reason it is interesting this is coming out now as it coincides with something else I’m hopefully doing next week – so watch this space I shall be back to talk about it later…

Here’s the trailer for those of you that are interested in seeing Belle.  A true story that you couldn’t possibly make up.

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New Films: La Belle et La Bete

A new French speaking version of the film was released in France in February!  Hope we get it here too, it looks wonderful – and I love this director’s work.

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New Films: The Invisible Woman

Looking forward to this after I see The Monuments Men:

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My Waterloo

Since I went to Apsley House back in July, I’ve become a tad obsessed with all things Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo – not that I wasn’t interested in them before.

I love the story of Lady De Lancey – so I must get Lady De Lancey at Waterloo: A Story of Duty and Devotion by David Miller and re-watch the DVD of Waterloo which I saw years ago and has great battle scenes.

I’ve acquired these great books so far:

  • Waterloo: A Near Run Thing by David Howarth
  • Ladies of Waterloo – original accounts from Charlotte Eaton, Magdalene De Lancey and Juana Smith
  • To War with Wellington by Peter Snow
  • Dancing into Battle A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo by Nick Foulkes

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New Films: Star Trek Into Darkness

I like both the old series (at least most of them) and some of the later films – and indeed I was a bit late to the party, but really liked the 2009 Star Trek ‘reboot’.

I have to say, this sequel looks amazing.  Looking forward to seeing it on the big screen!

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New Films: Hansel & Gretel – Witch Hunters and Oz the Great and Powerful

Two new films that I saw trailers for when seeing The Hobbit in 3D, I thought Hansel and Gretel looked particularly up my street!

Let me know what you think if you’ve seen them, though no spoilers please…

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Help a Fellow Period Drama Addict

I confess I have great fun doing this when I have time.

PeriodDramas.com run a page whereby those people looking for titles they have either forgotten the name of, or never knew it can give details that they remember, and you can answer the ones you know.

Pop over and help if you can…

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New Films – The Hobbit

The Hobbit is coming at last!

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*UPDATE I have now seen it in 2D and 3D, and love it – roll on the next instalment.

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New Films: Mirror Mirror

I haven’t seen this one yet, but it looks as though it will be good!  There seems to be a surfeit of fairytale films and TV programmes around and in the making at the moment – including Once Upon a Time, which started on Channel 5 tonight.

I have recorded it, and will watch both with interest.  I have already seen the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman – no idea whether it will be good, but it is beautifully shot.

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New Films: The Artist

I have some posts in the pipeline, but in the meantime while I’m studying for my exams – please feast your eyes on The Artist.

It’s no secret that I love old black and white films, so this is right up my street.  I daresay many of you will have seen it already…

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