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Winter’s Tale Featurette - A Love Story For The Ages

Amazon UK Review of Summer in February

Amazon UK Review of Summer in February

Oh, good God, this score is sublime. 

If Rachmaninoff were romantic and angsty (Heh! How could you not know I’m kidding?!) he’d sound like this. It’s like that and Britten and Barber, with a splash of the 2nd movement of the Ravel Piano Concerto in G and some heartache all wrapped up in a glorious orchestral package.

And I left out Ralph Vaughn-Williams.

Summer in February - The Music [Benjamin Wallfisch] (by Du Vinage)

I’m writing like crazy today so I can reward myself with this tonight.

Summer in February - Official UK trailer - In Cinemas June 14 (by Metrodomefilm)

Edited to Add:

Gentle Reader,

This will destroy you—in the best of all possible ways. And that stunning score—which I listened to all afternoon to the point that I feared I might have ruined the film viewing—well, not a problem. It was so seamlessly woven into the fabric of the story that it merely swept me along with the drama, with an underlying mental note that I would return to crank up the volume and revel in it later.


It will begin with a two-minute prologue set during World War II that finds Claire Randall (Balfe) “in her element” working as a combat nurse in a field hospital.
Gabaldon said she approved the change, mainly because of its visual power.
"You need to appreciate her immediately. It shows her being the competent and resilient person that she is," the author pointed out.

(via 'Outlander' producer says TV show will stay (mostly) loyal to books - San Jose Mercury News)

It will begin with a two-minute prologue set during World War II that finds Claire Randall (Balfe) “in her element” working as a combat nurse in a field hospital.

Gabaldon said she approved the change, mainly because of its visual power.

"You need to appreciate her immediately. It shows her being the competent and resilient person that she is," the author pointed out.

(via 'Outlander' producer says TV show will stay (mostly) loyal to books - San Jose Mercury News)


Diana Gabaldon ‏@Writer_DG
@Heughan Nothin but sex and violence, eh, Sheughs? pic.twitter.com/WPg6FXrEtr

Nothin but sex and violence, eh, Sheughs?

Speak Outlander Lesson 2: Craigh na Dun

Speak Outlander Lesson 2: Sassenach

(Source: youtube.com)

Thomas Hardy crowds’ madding fury over plans to build 400ft wind turbines on countryside which inspired famous novelist | Mail Online

Thomas Hardy crowds’ madding fury over plans to build 400ft wind turbines on countryside which inspired famous novelist | Mail Online

Thomas Hardy crowds’ madding fury over plans to build 400ft wind turbines on countryside which inspired famous novelist | Mail Online

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Exclusive Outlander Fan Event Coverage (by Starz)


The eight-episode first season of “The Paradise” was shown on the BBC a year ago and arrives here Sunday night (on PBS’s “Masterpiece Classic”) feeling like a straggler. It’s the last of the big-four British costume dramas of recent years to make its American public-television debut, after “Downton Abbey,” “Call the Midwife” and “Mr. Selfridge,” and it’s the most frivolous of the bunch, which is saying quite a bit. (It’s based, incongruously enough, on a novel by the great French naturalist Émile Zola.) 

(via ‘The Paradise,’ a British Period Drama, Comes to PBS - NYTimes.com)

The eight-episode first season of “The Paradise” was shown on the BBC a year ago and arrives here Sunday night (on PBS’s “Masterpiece Classic”) feeling like a straggler. It’s the last of the big-four British costume dramas of recent years to make its American public-television debut, after “Downton Abbey,” “Call the Midwife” and “Mr. Selfridge,” and it’s the most frivolous of the bunch, which is saying quite a bit. (It’s based, incongruously enough, on a novel by the great French naturalist Émile Zola.)

(via ‘The Paradise,’ a British Period Drama, Comes to PBS - NYTimes.com)

REIGN

Australian ingenue Adelaide Kane, 23, plays the young Mary. London, U.K.-born Toby Regbo, 21, plays the Dauphin Francis, Mary’s husband — for a while — who would later be crowned King Francis II of France. Happily for all concerned, Regbo looks nothing like the pictures of the actual Francis II. This is TV, after all: Jonathan Rhys Meyers of The Tudors didn’t much look like the historically accepted portraits of Henry VIII, either.

Frankly, I have no problem with this sort of casting.  ;-)

REIGN

Australian ingenue Adelaide Kane, 23, plays the young Mary. London, U.K.-born Toby Regbo, 21, plays the Dauphin Francis, Mary’s husband — for a while — who would later be crowned King Francis II of France. Happily for all concerned, Regbo looks nothing like the pictures of the actual Francis II. This is TV, after all: Jonathan Rhys Meyers of The Tudors didn’t much look like the historically accepted portraits of Henry VIII, either.

Frankly, I have no problem with this sort of casting.  ;-)

Aneurin Barnard and Ray Winstone - Behind the Scenes on Moonfleet (by skyonezone)