Gentle Friends, I looked back and find I have been very lax in talking about film and the movies - I think today I'll remedy that by talking about three of them that feature a really top notch actress..... the actress....
... Emily Watson, and English actress I admire and have totally enjoyed in the many films I have seen her in!! The three films I wanted to talk about today, in chronological order..... starting off with....
"Gosford Park" - 2001 - a super who dunnit, mystery film with a huge ensemble cast of top English Stars. The film is set in a beautiful country house during a shooting weekend in the 1930's. There's a murder and lots of suspects, and I mean lots of suspects!! I have seen this film dozens of times and always enjoy every minute.
The second film is "Oranges and Sunshine" - 2010 - The film is based on the true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered the scandal of "home children", a scheme of forcibly relocating poor children from the United Kingdom to Australia and Canada. A tough film and well acted by all the players - well worth a look!
... and the third film is a recent one called "The Book Thief" - 2013 - set in Nazi Germany just before WWII and narrated by Death, we follow a young illiterate girl being relocated to "new" parents. After they discover that she can not read or write, her new father, played by Geoffrey Rush, sets out to teach her to read. She becomes obsessed with reading and books.......
All three are really good films and all are on DVD/BluRay. I would highly recommend all of them!!
That wraps it up for the week sports fans!! Thanks again for stopping by, and remember I'll be announcing the winner of my 7th Blogaversary on Monday!!! If you've not entered the GIft-a-way and still want to - go back to the original post HERE and leave a comment before 2PM PST.