Christmas Lunch and Entertainment 2016 - The annual Brontë Group Christmas Lunch took place last Saturday, 3 December. Around 40 members turned up to enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertai...
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In 1986, Goldwyn told the Los Angeles Times his goal was to appeal to sophisticated movie lovers.Also in The Guardian, Peter Kosminsky speaks about his own take on Wuthering Heights. He says what many people think too:
“I was brought up in a tradition of patience,” Goldwyn said. “My father never made films that were instantaneous hits. Wuthering Heights was not a success the first time around. Neither was Best Years of Our Lives. They had to be nursed .... Basically, he was always waiting.”
He usually generates his own projects but had enjoyed Mantel’s study of the rise of Henry VIII’s consigliere Thomas Cromwell. “I love Hilary as a writer, I love her iconoclasm. She’s a true rebel and I admire her for it.” This was enough to trump what he calls “a bit of a confidence crisis about period drama” previously, as a result of having directed “a truly terrible adaptation of Wuthering Heights” in the 1990s – “It was pretty much the first film I made and I was totally out of my depth.” (Tara Conlan)Hats off to him for speaking so openly about it.
Ruth Wilson’s win completes the dominance of freshmen shows tonight with her win for Showtime’s The Affair. She has a funny anecdote of her first Golden Globe nomination for Jane Eyre the year the Globes ceremony was cancelled because of the writers strike, with her watching the stripped-down winners announcement from the hotel bar. She lost then but won tonight for playing “a complex, should I say depressed character” on The Affair. Best line tonight to a co-star, addressed at Dominic West: “Dom, your ass is a thing of great beauty, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” (Nellie Andreeva)Dallas News reviews the play The Book Club Play in which
Tiana Kaye Johnson and Sarah Rutan offer intricately realized portraits of rumbling rebellion. They explode with perfect timing not long after Ana’s nemesis, Alex, played with charismatic verve by Brandon Potter, arrives, pushing to explore Twilight — to Ana’s horror —and the similarities between Edward Cullen and Emily Brontë’s Heathcliff. (Nancy Churnin)Entertainment Weekly's The Community has a recap of episode 2 of season 1 of Dawson's Creek:
At school, Pacey and Miss Jacobs are dealing with the aftermath of their kiss. Pacey struts around like the cat that got the canary, while she is understandably shaken. Lecturing on Wuthering Heights, she says, “Catherine was essentially a mess; Heathcliff was basically a decent guy who had a lot to learn about life.” I THINK there’s a double meaning in that. (Head Over Feels)Glasgow Evening Times speaks to writer Maggie Ritchie:
A title she always goes back to is Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, a prequel to Jane Eyre, which tells the story of Rochester's mad wife in the attic.Picture Us Reading reviews favourably Jane F***ing Eyre by J.K. Really; Pages Unbound reviews The Professor.
"It's another 19th century woman driven mad," says Maggie. "It is so evocative of the smells and colours of the Caribbean where she grew up and conjured up memories of my childhood in Africa and in Venezuela, and inspired me to write my second novel." (Angela McManus)