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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon August 24th, 2009, 1:11 am

"Race to Witch Mountain", fun movie, I like Dwayne Johnson.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Fractured Winter by Allison Bailliet
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 August 24th, 2009, 7:25 am

I watched the DVD of Slumdog Millionaire the other night. I thought it was excellent. It's my second attempt at watching it - my mum was with me the first try but wouldn't watch past the first scene so I had to switch it off!
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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Thu August 27th, 2009, 2:38 am

Watched The Mummy on DVD this afternoon. I so like the first one.

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Postby CrimsonPetal » Thu August 27th, 2009, 4:36 am

I watched Possession the other night after reading the book. Modern day story did nothing for me, but the scenes with Northam & Ehle were beautiful. :)

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu August 27th, 2009, 4:38 am

I met Ehle after I saw her live with Kevin Spacey in "The Philadelphia Story" at the Old Vic in London in 2005. She was small, and I was surprised that she was an American!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Fractured Winter by Allison Bailliet
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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu August 27th, 2009, 6:58 am

I went to see The Time Traveller's Wife yesterday. I enjoyed it, thought they'd done a good job on the time travelling bit, but didn't think it was a patch on the book. And the ending has been changed!
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Postby diamondlil » Sun August 30th, 2009, 12:44 pm

I went and saw The Ugly Truth today. In some parts I thought it went too far, but in other parts it was very clever.
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Postby Ash » Sun August 30th, 2009, 1:32 pm

Caught the end of Henry V on tv last evening. Branaugh and Thompson are outstanding. Tho as I watched it, I remembered how sad it was that he (the king) didn't last long.

Question - need a good non fiction book on War of the Roses. That whole time period from Henry V to Henry VII is rather a blur for me.

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Sun August 30th, 2009, 2:15 pm

"Ash" wrote:Question - need a good non fiction book on War of the Roses. That whole time period from Henry V to Henry VII is rather a blur for me.


Alison Weir's book The Wars of the Roses helped me to understand this time period. Although I do have issues with some of her books (lack of references cited in her early books and errors in genealogical tables for example), I would still recommend this one because I finally understood the Wars of the Roses. She does take a strong negative view of Richard III in the book that follows "The Princes in the Tower." I would recommend using a genealogical site like the two below while reading, so you can keep the people straight. Wikipedia is also useful because on most pages of royals there is now an ancestor tree.

Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
Leo's Genealogics Website
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Susan
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Postby Susan » Sun August 30th, 2009, 6:49 pm

"Susan" wrote:Alison Weir's book The Wars of the Roses helped me to understand this time period. Although I do have issues with some of her books (lack of references cited in her early books and errors in genealogical tables for example), I would still recommend this one because I finally understood the Wars of the Roses. She does take a strong negative view of Richard III in the book that follows "The Princes in the Tower."


I looked at both books today. You would need to read both books to get a complete history of the Wars of the Roses. Apparently the first book stops at 1471.
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