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Bathsheba’s Legacy: An examination of Hardy’s most iconic literary heroine

This is my analysis of Far From the Madding Crowd‘s Bathsheba Everdene as arguably Thomas Hardy’s most iconic heroine and the recent film adaptation’s modern take on the classic story. This was originally written for a short introduction to the screening … Continue reading

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British Heritage Films: A Critical Examination of the Concept of ‘Englishness’

‘The concept [of the heritage film]… has become associated with a powerful undercurrent of nostalgia for the past conveyed by historical dramas, romantic costume films and literary adaptations’ (Vidal, 2012: 1). There are a diverse range of texts which may … Continue reading

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Young Victoria (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2009)

Princess Victoria: Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will. Prince Albert: Do you? Princess Victoria: Constantly. I see them leaning in and moving me around the board. Prince Albert: The Duchess and Sir John? … Continue reading

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Movie Quote of the Day – Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)

Fanny Brawne: I still don’t know how to work out a poem. John Keats: A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, … Continue reading

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