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Friday, February 22, 2013

The Bletchley Circle


This week's Costume Drama Spotlight:
is on the
Critically acclaimed ITV drama:

The Bletchley Circle
airing on PBS stations near you this Spring, 2013
A brief synopsis;
"This three-part 1950's murder mystery follows the lives of Millie, Lucy and Jean, ordinary women with extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, the four have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends.

A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, reunites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes."
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This mystery aired last year in UK and I only just found out about it last weekend after spying it on youtube. My sister and I had to watch it of course--not believing that we would ever get this show here in the states...but lo and behold!--

It will be airing on PBS this spring! whoot whoot.

I really, really enjoyed this mystery...it was a bit of a thriller too...and definitely creepy in parts...but very good and I loved how there were four strong female leads.

In an era that left them (after WWII) kind of in limbo when it came to their careers... They had such important jobs during the war and when it was over, society expected them to go back to being homemakers despite the skills and training they received. I would imagine-a very hard transition in many ways...

So this was a very interesting glimpse into what life might have been like for such women...and how they use their mad crazy skills to

Anyways, keep an eye out for this one. And let us know what you thought if you did see it.

(disclaimer: some risque photos shown in movie)


Happy Viewing!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Austenland- New Movie for all my Jane Fans

Austenland(2013)
This widely successful book was written by Shannon Hale
and adapted into a movie coming out in theaters by you, hopefully 
very soon
(produced by Stephanie Meyers)

This story follows a woman obsessed with the much loved BBC production
of Pride and Prejudice- the 1995 version--(a girl after my own heart) 
and travels to a Jane Austen-styled English resort to either kick her obsession for good
or...
find her perfect gentleman.

This film looks amazingly genius. I just love the image above 
and the clash between 21st and 19th century.

This was just played at Sundance film festival and
Sony pictures bought the rights to show the movie
and will hopefully not keep us waiting for too long.

Keep this lovely on your watch list!
and
Enjoy the clip below!
JJ Field (Northanger Abbey) and Kerri Russell in the starring role

Sneak Peak Clip:





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