Tag: Movie

Deck Chairs, Bagels, Dragons and Books

Rearrange-the-deck-chairs-on-the-Titanic means “to do something pointless or insignificant that will soon be overtaken by events, or that contributes nothing to the solution of a current problem” and it neatly sums up how I feel all the time these days. Then I read Emily Flake’s I Was In Charge Of The Deck Chairs On The Titanic, And They Absolutely Did Need Rearranging on the one and … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

Time for a round of weekly links.

Let me start with Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Apart from movie critics lamenting and praising the garishness of the sets with equal fervor, we have fresh reviews of the literary work. The slim American classic is up for scrutiny. The best piece on Fitzgerald and his creation come from NY Mag’s Kathryn Schulz, Why I Despise The Read the rest

Movies That Inspire Travel

Ever heard of Forks in Washington? If you are a teenage girl or know one, chances are you have. Forks is a sleepy town in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, the last place you would have thought of while planning a holiday. But these days you will be hard-pressed to find a hotel room there. If you are wondering why, it is because of … Read the rest

The King’s Speech

Today we had plans to go on a literary tour in Hartford, to visit The Mark Twain House & Museum and The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, something that’s been on my list for a long time now. But one thing led to another and we wound up at the local theatre to watch ‘The King’s Speech’ instead.

Set in the early 20th Century, Colin Firth … Read the rest