Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ginevra: a lost literary name and other news

After a brief respite, BrontëBlog's own Twilight zone is back. And with a vengeance, as another Brontë-Twilight connection joins the list. From Film Music Magazine:

NEW MOON’s antecedent seems as much Bernard Herrmann’s JANE EYRE as it does more darkly romantic Jarre stuff like THE COLLECTOR. Two beautifully moody themes are heard in just about every other cue, and they’re melodies that never get tired as they flits from subtle pianos and strings to a full, stormy orchestra. Yet even with his classic orchestral approach, the ghost of Burwell’s approach still hangs about unobtrusively in Desplat’s use of electric guitar- a sound that doesn’t seem as forced to cohere to the dozens of album-ready rock songs that are slightly less intrusive this time out. (Daniel Schweiger)
The Movie Critics Blog - an Entertainment Weekly blog - sticks to the plot and may find similarities with Wuthering Heights.
And what of the Twilight saga itself: Is it liberating the fantasy life of a new generation of young women by inviting them to wallow in the kind of stormy-skies, trembling-damsel romanticism that has been a staple of popular fiction from Wuthering Heights onward? (Owen Gleiberman)
Taiwan News connection also comes through Wuthering Heights.
In the interests of full disclosure let me say that I don't like dark movies. For my sins I once watched Wuthering Heights and I hated it with a passion. (Rebekah Hebbert)
Well, and there's the Twilight zone done for today. Speaking of Wuthering Heights, though, The Press (New Zealand) has an article on street style and has come across a young woman whose outfit is apparently inspired by 19th century gothic romance and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights.
How would I describe my style? It's inspired by 19th century gothic romance and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. Must have item for summer is anything in black silk.(Amy Parsons-King) (Click here to see the outfit)
School Library Journal reviews an audiobook for 5-to-8-year-olds with a Jane Eyre connection: Crossing Jordan by Adrian Fogelin:
Despite the racial prejudice on both sides of the fence, Cass and Jemmie, the girl next door, become best friends through a mutual love of running and the trials and tribulations of reading Jane Eyre. (Robyn Gioia)
Nameberry looks at '20 Lost Literary Girls’ Names' and Ginevra - from Ginevra Fanshawe in Villette - is among them.
GINEVRA—The name of a young English girl in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, this is the Italian form of Guinevere (meaning “fair, white, smooth”) and also is the Italian version of Geneva.
Finally, Americana Exchange echoes the news of the auction of the William E Self library at Christie's.

Blogs: Life According to Maddie posts about Villette, Nente is disappointed by Wuthering Heights, the novel and The Film Fanatic reviews Wuthering Heights 1998.

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2 comments to “ Ginevra: a lost literary name and other news ”
ksotikoula said...
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I was always wondering how Ginevra is pronounced. The way it is written or Genivra?

Cristina said...
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I think it's more like the way it's written. I have heard it said gin- eve-ra (eve pronounced as in Eve, the name) and also as it's written.

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