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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 17th, 2011, 6:04 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:Yes, Lost in Austen is good fun! :D


I completely agree! Great cast all round.

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Postby fljustice » Thu February 17th, 2011, 6:39 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:I completely agree! Great cast all round.


Thanks for the recommendation. Just added Lost in Austen to the Netflix
queue. I can always use a laugh!
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat February 19th, 2011, 11:19 pm

The King's Speech. Brilliant film. I hope it cleans up at the Oscars.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun February 20th, 2011, 3:02 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:The King's Speech. Brilliant film. I hope it cleans up at the Oscars.


I just would like Colin F. to win so badly! A bunch of famous ppl want Javier Bardem to win but he has HIS Oscar, time for Colin to win!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun February 20th, 2011, 12:10 pm

And CF didn't win last year so it's his turn!
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

Ash
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Postby Ash » Sun February 20th, 2011, 3:53 pm

Given the conversation re the Kennedy tv series, and in honor of President's Day, I thought this an interesting article

http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/02/20/greene.presidents.hollywood/index.html?hpt=C1#

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Postby fljustice » Sun February 20th, 2011, 4:02 pm

Thanks for the link, Ash! I have a biography of Reagan (from PBS) sitting on the DVR because it promised to be more even handed than the love/hate fests I normally run across. I'll report back!
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun February 20th, 2011, 5:45 pm

Very good article, thanks Ash. This part is right on "conditioned-to-be-reflexively-partisan" a lot of people don't even think, they just spout the most recent rhetoric of their choice of party. We're seeing a lot of that in Wisconsin right now (mostly people who won't bother to do any research and find out what's really going on either.

I don't think Lincoln could get elected in the 21st century. He was hated enough in his own time. Imagine the way people would dig into his past, his mental health, his wife's mental health. His Twitter feed might be interesting though.

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Postby donroc » Sun February 20th, 2011, 6:27 pm

There was at least one error spoken by the narrator in the Reagan PBS doc. He said Regan instituted tuition for the first time for the University campuses. Not true. I paid tuition from the time I enrolled Cal in 1949.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Postby Vanessa » Mon February 21st, 2011, 5:54 pm

I've been to see The King's Speech today. I thought it was wonderful. Colin Firth definitely deserved his BAFTA, as did the film and Geoffrey Rush who I thought was excellent as the speech therapist. I was holding my breath at the end when he was doing his speech! :o :rolleyes: :) Very moving. It would be lovely to see CF receive an Oscar for his performance as he was very convincing.
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