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Sally McDonald, chairman of the Haworth-based Brontë Society, addressing the meeting, said: “It is a unique landscape and these structures are wholly inappropriate. They will loom monstrously over the village.The readers' comments below that article are quite -erm - interesting to read. And The Telegraph covers the story as well.
“The argument that there are already turbines on the skyline is tantamount to saying ‘there is already litter on the street, so this will minimise any new litter.’”
She said the committee had a duty to protect the area’s heritage, adding: “Once gone, it is gone forever.
“What would Emily Brontë have thought? I think she would be disappointed with this, and that is an understatement. It is hard to try and calculate the disappointment for visitors coming from around the world if this goes ahead.” (Chris Young)
Don't get me wrong, I love it when kids, teens, and young adults star or costar in novels. It's fascinating to wonder how their lives will turn out as they encounter their first major challenges. Indeed, who can forget younger characters such as Jane Eyre, Huck Finn, Billy Budd, Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Bigger Thomas in Native Son, Etienne Lantier in Germinal, Lily Bart in The House of Mirth, Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and Harry, Hermione, Ron, and others in Harry Potter?The Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner interviews writer Alex Schnee:
9. What three novels could you read over and over?I usually read "Pride and Prejudice" once a year for certain. I love "Jane Eyre", and I get around to "The Bell Jar" and "Hamlet" fairly often. It's so hard to choose just three, but I love all books and there are so many I feel like I could read over and over again and never get tired of. (Kayla Posney)The Atlantic Wire is disappointed in this movie season and looks back on last year's.
For some context, let's flash back to last year. By this point in 2011, we'd had the releases of Warrior, Drive, Moneyball, 50/50, Take Shelter, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Like Crazy, Melancholia, and The Descendants. Not to mention not-so-good Oscarbait like J. Edgar and The Ides of March. And that was just September to mid-November releases. Earlier in the year we'd had a ton of strong indies that were either courting awards attention or were at least destined to make it onto a few Best of the Year lists. Movies like Win Win, Jane Eyre, Hanna, Meek's Cutoff, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life, Beginners, and, yes, The Help. Sure the year's Best Picture Oscar-winner, The Artist, had yet to come out, but the year was already chock-full of good movies. (Richard Lawson)In the meantime, AlCinema (Italy) reviews the film Il rosso e il blu where
Sono diverse le opere recitate o ricordate simpaticamente nel film, da Leopardi a Charlotte Brontë. (Annalisa Ciuffetelli) (Translation)First Impressions writes in Italian about Wuthering Heights 2011 while Flickr user // P* has created a Wuthering Heights-inspired collage. Just a Girl Geek! reviews Tina Connolly's Ironskin.