• Book Talk,  Uncategorized

    Handsome, Clever, and Rich: A Review of Emma (Novel and Film)

    By sheer good fortune, (and my birthday being in early March, thus making it predate the first pandemic lock-down), in 2020, I was able to go to the theater to see Autumn De Wilde’s first full length feature film- Emma! I am always a bit nervous whenever there is a new adaption of a classic, if only because I have been dissatisfied in the past because often newer adaptions make changes to the story which I often don’t particularly like. But overall, I found this film to be quite enjoyable and an absolute visual feast! The production quality of this film was extremely high and a costume lover’s dream. I…

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    Julian Fellowes’ Dr. Thorne

        I have always been a big fan of period pieces and costume dramas, but my family and I have seen so many at this point it can often be a challenge to find one we haven’t seen. Recently, we sat down to watch Dr. Thorne, written by the inestimable Julian Fellowes on Amazon Prime, and we were quite delighted by this charming story! Trollope is actually one of the major Victorian authors whose work I still have yet to read, so I was completely unfamiliar with this story going into it. I feel that this actually enhanced the experience for me though, since I wasn’t able to predict or…

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    Mrs. Dalloway: An Introspective Portrait of Life

    It seems oddly fitting in some ways that in these confusing times we are all living in I would pick up Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway, a work that confused and still continues to confuse readers and critics alike, even today in the 21st century. Despite defying categorization, Woolf definitely has her admirers, and her experimental style continues to garner praise for its unconventionality. But of course there are also detractors. Woolf is an author that is sometimes not always to everyone’s taste. A lot of people might even now deride some of the very things that once made her work so revolutionary, and instead of applauding it for its…