Friday, May 9, 2014

One Actress Three Films

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.
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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!
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... 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.

Take care,
edgar

11 comments:

Mary said...

I listen to the Gosford Park CD....the music is just great...I sometimes ( often) sing along in the car...not well but you know...have a great weekend.

susiedele said...

I love her! One of my favorites is The Memory Keepers Daughter.
Gonna look for these, Thanks.

Barb said...

I have not seen the first two but I thought "The Book Thief" was a wonderful film.(Great book too)

Kay said...

Thanks for the movie suggestions! I will be checking Netflix this weekend. Have a good one! Here in WI I think spring may have finally sprung, temps in the 70's today. Still waiting on my tulips though. You are lucky to live in such a temperate climate!

Bianca said...

What an interesting post. Surprisingly, I haven't seen any of these, but Gosford Park has been on my to watch list for awhile, I just never did get around to it.

CalamityJr said...

I think I'll have to look for these. Thanks for sharing!

cucki said...

Have a great weekend
Hugs x

Chris said...

She is a wonderful actress!!

Julie said...

I've read the Book Thief but not seen the film yet.

msstitch01 said...

I love Gosford Park. It's one of my favourite films.

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: Love your new movies, I am in love with the Book Thief, I can only imagine how hard it was during that time in history.
We are so lucky to have a country that wants everyone to be educated and able to read, we are so Blessed.

Blessings to you

Catherine