Offbeat Movies Based on Historical Events

Over on the Inspired by Life … and Fiction blog today I’m sharing 3 movies based on historical events that we discovered during this stay-at-home time. Did you know about any of these? Have you seen any of them?  

Mysteries of History

  I’m on the Inspired by Life … and Fiction blog today. I’ve got a documentary and a book you might want to check out if you enjoy the mysteries of history–as well as a little bit of mystery from my own family history! Come visit me over there! 

Love & Friendship

I’d seen mixed reviews of Love & Friendship, the new movie based on Jane Austen’s early novella Lady Susan. But we wanted to see it anyway. And we are so glad we did! We loved it! It was laugh out loud funny with a biting humor that Jane apparently toned down as she matured as a woman […]

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

I hadn’t heard anything about this movie (releasing in December) until I saw this trailer on another blog. Oh. My. Goodness. It is the story of how Walt Disney came to secure the rights to Mary Poppins from the author of the books, Mrs. Travers. That in and of itself is fascinating. But add in […]

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

So for Valentines Day, I found this great montage of one of my favorite romantic movies–the 1995 version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, starring Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root. The song is perfect! Enjoy!

Les Mis, The Movie

Les Mis, The Movie

We’d never gone to the movies on Christmas day, though apparently there are many families who do. But Les Mis, the movie, was, in our opinion, not to be missed, so we went. Let me explain a bit of background. My husband and I first saw Les Mis on stage nearly 25 years ago. We […]

The North Avenue Irregulars

My kids grew up enjoying so many of the old live-action Disney movies. We have great memories of Davy Crockett, Mary Poppins, Swiss Family Robinson, Gus, The Apple Dumpling Gang and many more. Most of these we watched on videotape (remember those?), but I’ve tried to keep my eyes open for the DVD versions of […]

Sense and Sensibility

I finally indulged myself. After listening to the music for the past few weeks, I finally watched Sense and Sensibility again. I love that movie. I think it is almost perfect. The writing. The acting. The music. The costumes. The cinematography. I can quote most of the lines, even after not watching it for a […]

Missing My Movies

I miss movies. Not new ones, necessarily, because that is always an iffy proposition for me. I mean I hate to waste an hour and a half or more on something that I won’t remember when I wake up in the morning. But I really miss my movies. The ones that up until recently I […]

The Young Victoria

I’ll admit that I have a lifelong fascination with royalty. And truly, if I trace it back, it probably began with checking out Jean Plaidy’s The Queen’s Husband back when I was 11 or 12. It told the story of Victoria and Albert. And I was hooked. So it really isn’t any surprise that I’ve […]