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Period Film Review: Princess Kaʻiulani

Released in 2009 (though with a fair share of controversy over the admittedly tasteless title, “Barbarian Princess”), with limited run last year and a DVD release in September, Princess Kaiulani is a gorgeously-shot tale of an unjustly forgotten figure in American history. Though the writing isn’t as nuanced as it could be, and there are …

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Downton Abbey

Introduction to Downton Abbey Pt 1

The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear, that it seems as if the way of life it represents will last for another thousand years. It won’t. Filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire (though Downton Abbey is placed firmly in …

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Downton Abbey

Period Film Alert: Downton Abbey

From ITV’s Official Press Release: Dame Maggie Smith & Hugh Bonneville lead the cast of Julian Fellowes’ major new drama series DOWNTON ABBEY “The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear, that it seems as if the way of life …

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