Movie sets that have inflamed the imagination with fairy-tale encounters taking place during the great eras in which luxury ruled are plentiful. But most of…View More Seasons at Highclere
Category: Television Series
I’m a movie buff, an avid reader and a fan of the television series scripted with writing that earns my respect. There are often moments in these when I’ll recognize the opportunity to turn it into a literary investigation.
I never grew bored with the television series Mad Men, which is a testament to Matthew Wiener’s skill at scripting riveting characters. He single-handedly spawned a resurgence of mid-century modern design by having his quirky characters smoke their way through a number of flash-back interiors that rang so true! I used Don Draper as inspiration in a post titled The End of an Era, his moody squint as he’s taking in the words of Frank O’Hara’s Meditations in an Emergency too delicious to resist! Renovating During the Tudor Era paid homage to the built legacy of Henry VIII and Wolf Hall starring Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance, whose acting I respect so immensely. The television series had just been awarded a Golden Globe.
In my diary entry I Met Virginia Woolf in This Room, it was writer extraordinaire Julian Fellowes whose television series Downton Abbey will likely remain one of my favorites until I die. When Lady Edith made the comment, “I met Virginia Woolf in this room,” my mind exploded with the opportunity to have her fictively have a conversation with the lauded author. In What is Art? I use the art criticism of Leo Tolstoy as a jumping off point to talking about design as art, the post going live soon before his War and Peace was reinvigorated with Lily James (Rose on Downton Abbey), Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent in the cast of the television series.
I Met Virginia Woolf in This Room
Who else is relieved that Lady Edith Crawley, played by Laura Carmichael, is finally finding happiness on Downton Abbey? Having binged on all of the…View More I Met Virginia Woolf in This Room
Renovating During the Tudor Era
Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. Looking back to the Tudor Era from this great distance, it’s easy to see how barbaric a sport jousting was.…View More Renovating During the Tudor Era
What Is Art?
“It is assumed that everyone knows and understands what is meant by the word beauty,” Leo Tolstoy wrote. “And yet not only is this not…View More What Is Art?
The End of an Era
Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern. A voiceover of Don Draper reciting…View More The End of an Era
Jane Austen Era Silver
If you are a fan of movies inspired by the novels of Jane Austen but you haven’t read her books, you may be surprised to know…View More Jane Austen Era Silver
A Jet Set Fantasy
When the Bernhardt Jet Set buffet flowed through the raucous column of my Tweetdeck during the #HPMkt Twitter chat on the evening of March 12th, I chased…View More A Jet Set Fantasy