Sunday, April 05, 2015

Sunday, April 05, 2015 5:24 pm by M. in , , ,    No comments
The Gainesville Sun has an article about women in technology:
Did you know that Ada Lovelace, a 19th century Victorian-era woman (yes, dressed like something out of Wuthering Heights) is credited with writing the “first algorithm to be carried out by a machine” and is therefore regarded as the first computer programmer? I didn’t. (Eva Del Rio)
Tanya Gold mentions Charlotte Brontë in her analysis of the new Poldark series for The Sunday Times.

Radio Times reviewed the Wuthering Heights 1939 film recently screened on BBC Two:
Laurence Olivier's Heathcliff is even more handsome than the Yorkshire moors across which he howls his doomed love for Cathy (Merle Oberon) in this stirring melodrama of seething, brooding and smouldering passion set in England in the 19th century. Produced by Sam Goldwyn, directed by William Wyler, and also starring David Niven, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Flora Robson, this is still the best by some way of the many big-screen versions of Emily Brontë's novel (including Spanish and Egyptian productions). It garnered eight Oscar nominations, including best picture, but only won one, for Gregg Toland's stunning black-and-white cinematography. Had there also been an Oscar for best smouldering, Olivier would have walked it. (Peter Freedman)
Finanzas (Spain) talks about Daphne du Maurier:
Daphne du Maurier era así: por fuera, una dama culta y refinada -fue dos veces Lady, por matrimonio y por sus méritos literarios- y, por dentro, una inventora de criaturas trastornadas, de obsesiones, de relatos salpicados de sospechas paranormales, sustos, angustias, tensión sexual, tinieblas... y con muy escasos finales felices, un mundo que la conecta con sus adoradas hermanas Brontë (Du Maurier escribió una biografía de Branwell Brontë, el hermano barón de Charlotte, Emily y Anne), con las que comparte universo brumoso e inquietante. A ellas le une su pasión por Cornualles y las evidentes coincidencias en sus atmósferas: los fantasmas de mujeres del pasado, las protagonistas cándidas que se enfrentan a misteriosas tinieblas y se enamoran de hombres maduros... (Fátima Uribarri) (Translation)
Perfil (Argentina) and the authors of just one book:
Del mismo modo, la muerte temprana de Emily Brontë a los 30 años, en diciembre de 1848, enferma de tuberculosis, le impidió conocer la suerte de su única novela, Cumbres borrascosas (1847), al principio recibida con frialdad, pero hoy considerada un clásico de la literatura inglesa y adaptada innumerables veces para el cine, el teatro y la televisión. (Rubén H. Ríos) (Translation)
Bill's Movie News & Reviews posts about Wuthering Heights 2011.

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