Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:12 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
Further news on the documentary showing the 'real' locations of Brontë novels, as reported by The Telegraph and Argus:
The team behind a documentary revealing the real locations which inspired the Bronteë sisters has offered walking tours to people who are willing to be filmed for the production.
The documentary is being made by Oxenhope resident Oliver Chapman and will present the outcome of research carried out by Ian Howard and Josh Chapman, who is Oliver’s brother.
Mr Howard, who is also from Oxenhope, said that a local theatre group and a school had come forward to take part in the Haworth tour and ultimately be featured in the documentary itself.
“The tour will be filmed as part of the documentary we’re making, so everyone should be prepared for the footage to be used on television,” he said.
He said that he did not require very many more people for the tour, though he added that a small number of additional individuals who were willing to participate could still be accommodate.
He said the recent snow had not discouraged him from visiting the remote locations on the moors being filmed as part of the documentary.
“No one else goes up there when the weather is like this, so it’s nice to have that solitude,” he said.
Den of Geek picks the 'Top 10 Must-See Scary Movies of 2015'. One of which is Guillermo Del Toro's much awaited
Crimson Peak (October 16, 2015)
Easily my own most anticipated horror film of 2015, Crimson Peak offers the prospect of a genre master attempting to summon some of the decadent dread of a bygone era. With a premise that could be pulling just as much from the writings of either Brontë sister as it could be from pulp magazines, Crimson Peak stands poised to be Guillermo del Toro’s ode to the gothic literature that birthed modern horror. In short, I’m hoping for more Dragonwyck or even Jane Eyre than simply Pacific Rim.
Set in the rural English county of Cumbria, Crimson Peak follows a young British novelist named Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) who has come to live with her enigmatic new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) in his crumbling estate. There she will discover Sir Thomas’ macabre past, his mysterious sister Lady Lucille (Jessica Chastain), and with any luck, the stuff of eternal nightmares. (David Crow)
Style has an article on magazine editor Isabella Blow and recalls that,
Issie had no grandeur about her whatsoever. You’d walk into her country house—Hilles House, in Gloucestershire—and she’d say, ‘Welcome to Wuthering Heights on a withering budget.’ (Mary Fellowes)
Finally, an alert for Thursday, as seen in the Solihull Observer.
A drama group is calling on actors to dust down their bonnets and bodices and join their production of Wuthering Heights.
SSA Drama are set to put on a stage version of Emily Brontë's classic novel and are asking budding thespians to join them on their adventure to Thrushcross Grange.
Auditions will be held on Monday, January 26 and Thursday, January 29 at The Edge Theatre, in Alderbrook School from 7.30pm. (Sarah Judkins)
The Stories of O. references Wuthering Heights in a curious post.

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