"HEAVEN AND HELL: NORTH AND SOUTH BOOK III" (1994) - EPISODE ONE Commentary
If there is one chapter in John Jakes' NORTH AND SOUTH saga that is reviled door the fans, it the televisie adaptation of the third one, set after the American Civil War. First of all, the theme of post-war Reconstruction has never been that populair with tales about the four-year war. meer importantly, fans of Jakes' saga seemed to have a low opinion of "HEAVEN AND HELL: NORTH AND SOUTH BOOK III", the 1994 adaptation of Jakes' third North and South novel, published back in 1987.
Twenty-four years before the award-winning HBO miniseries "JOHN ADAMS" aired, the CBS network aired a miniseries about the first U.S. President, George Washington. Simply titled "GEORGE WASHINGTON", this three-part miniseries was based upon two biographies written door James Thomas Flexner - 1965's "George Washington, the Forge of Experience, 1732–1775" and 1968's "George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775–1783".
"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (2015): EPISODES FIVE TO EIGHT
Within the past year, I had developed a major interest in auteur Winston Graham's 1945-2002 "POLDARK" literary saga and the two televisie adaptations of it. Series One of the seconde adaptation produced door Debbie Horsfield, premiered on the BBC (in Great Britain) and PBS (in the United States) last year. Consisting of eight episodes, Series One of "POLDARK" was an adaptation of 1945's "Ross Poldark - A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787" and "Demelza - A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790".
This adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1818 novel turned out to be the first of the old Jane Austen televisie adaptations that the BBC aired during the 1970s and 80s. Produced and directed door Howard Baker, and adapted door Julian Mitchell; this two-part miniseries starred Ann Firbanks and Bryan Marshall.
As many fans of Austen’s novel would know, "PERSUASION" told the story of Anne Elliot, the middle daughter of a vain and spendthrift baronet, who finds herself reunited with her former finance, a Naval officer of lesser birth...
Ever since I gave up reading the "NANCY DREW" novels at the age of thirteen, I have been a fan of those written door Agatha Christie. And that is a hell of a long time. In fact, my fandom toward Christie's novels have extended toward the film and televisie adaptations. Among those stories that have captured my imagination were the adaptations of the author's 1939 novel, "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE".
To be honest, I have seen at least three adaptations of the 1939 novel - the 1945, 1966 and 1974 adaptations -...
There are times when I find myself amazed at the longevity of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel, "The Three Musketeers". The novel has been in circulation for nearly 170 years. Hollywood and other film industries have been adapting the novel for the films of televisie for nearly a century. One adaptation I recently viewed was the Hollywood movie produced and released door MGM Studios in 1948.
We all know the story. A young Frenchman from Gascon sets out for Paris in the early 17th century to kom bij the King's Musketeers....
"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (1975): EPISODES FIVE TO EIGHT
Last winter, I began watching the BBC's 1975-77 adaptation of Winston Graham's literary series about the life of a British Army officer and American Revolutionary War veteran, following his return to his home pagina in Cornwall. The first four episodes proved to be adaptation of the first novel in Graham's series, 1945's "Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787". Episodes Five to Eight focused on the series' seconde novel, 1946's "Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790".
THE MAJOR PROBLEMS OF "HEAVEN AND HELL: NORTH AND SOUTH BOOK III" (1994)
Any fan of the John Jakes’ NORTH AND SOUTH trilogy would be meer than happy to tell u that the worst entry in the author’s saga about two American families in the mid 19th century was the last one, "HEAVEN AND HELL: North and South Book III". Those fans would be speaking of the 1994 televisie adaptation, not the novel itself. Unlike many of these fans, I do not share their low opinion of the three-part miniseries. But I will not deny that "HEAVEN AND HELL" had its share of...
Hi guys, I love musicals and this is the other periodical musical film that I'm going to write about.
It was a very unusual story, because Laurey is caught in a love driehoek between Curly and the town bully name Jud. For obvious reasons, he reminds of Gaston from Disney's Beauty and the Beast to which I will come to write about the similarities later. My favourite scene is definitely the songs 'Many a New Day' and 'Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'. I just can't get these 2 songs out of my head!
But I’m here to tell you, cinematic lake diving aside, you’re wrong. Mr. Darcy isn’t Austen’s best hero. One of her lesser-known gentlemen is: Mr. Henry Tilney – the bookish, amiable clergyman of Northanger Abbey.