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Let me tell you - here you shall find only the most inspiring literary quotations, images of beautiful book covers and the best of literature. I hope you enjoy your stay.

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Goodbye to our Little Princess, Shirley Temple

The world has lost perhaps its greatest and most-loved child star, the beautiful, curly-haired Shirley Temple. The adored young actress of the 1930′s, who brought joy to film viewers the world over, has passed away today at the age of 85.
It’s hard not to miss the impact this ‘bright-eyed’ little girl had on the world. During the Great Depression, the films and acting of Shirley Temple were a source of happiness and arguably escape from the bleak state of America. From making her acting debut in 1932 and following on in a series of shorts, the ‘little princess’ swiftly moved on to feature films, dazzling the world with her performing talents and sweet charm. Her first breakthrough performance came in 1933 in the film Stand Up and Cheer during the musical number ”Baby Take a Bow” in which she stole the scene with her performance:…

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Goodbye to our Little Princess, Shirley Temple

The world has lost perhaps its greatest and most-loved child star, the beautiful, curly-haired Shirley Temple. The adored young actress of the 1930′s, who brought joy to film viewers the world over, has passed away today at the age of 85.

It’s hard not to miss the impact this ‘bright-eyed’ little girl had on the world. During the Great Depression, the films and acting of Shirley Temple were a source of happiness and arguably escape from the bleak state of America. From making her acting debut in 1932 and following on in a series of shorts, the ‘little princess’ swiftly moved on to feature films, dazzling the world with her performing talents and sweet charm. Her first breakthrough performance came in 1933 in the film Stand Up and Cheer during the musical number ”Baby Take a Bow” in which she stole the scene with her performance:…

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Understanding Hyperreal Postmodernism through Tim Burton’s Big Fish
     The term ‘postmodernism’ is a broad and multi-faceted notion that deals with the nature of contemporary Western society and culture. All types of Western art, including film, might be seen to have adapted to the postmodern, which in turn is considered to be a reaction to ideas inherent in Modernism. For example, postmodernism is defined by Charles Jencks as ‘both the continuation of Modernism and its transcendence’ (Jencks, 1995: 27), suggesting that postmodernism is not an original movement; rather it is the reworking of Modernist features by postmodern artists in the attempt to create something new. To explore the concept of postmodernism, I use Tim Burton’s film Big Fish (2003), examining it with reference to Jean Baudrillard’s theory of hyperreality, a common theme found in many postmodernist films.
Baudrillard is a key theorist in exploring the idea of hyperreality in postmodern society. Baudrillard claims that an image transcends from a reflection of basic reality until finally, ‘it bears no relation to reality whatever: it is its own pure simulacrum’ (Baudrillard, 1998: 173). Baudrillard’s successive phases of the image reflect the transition from what we considered ‘real’ to the simulated reality inevitable in the postmodern world….
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Understanding Hyperreal Postmodernism through Tim Burton’s Big Fish

     The term ‘postmodernism’ is a broad and multi-faceted notion that deals with the nature of contemporary Western society and culture. All types of Western art, including film, might be seen to have adapted to the postmodern, which in turn is considered to be a reaction to ideas inherent in Modernism. For example, postmodernism is defined by Charles Jencks as ‘both the continuation of Modernism and its transcendence’ (Jencks, 1995: 27), suggesting that postmodernism is not an original movement; rather it is the reworking of Modernist features by postmodern artists in the attempt to create something new. To explore the concept of postmodernism, I use Tim Burton’s film Big Fish (2003), examining it with reference to Jean Baudrillard’s theory of hyperreality, a common theme found in many postmodernist films.

Baudrillard is a key theorist in exploring the idea of hyperreality in postmodern society. Baudrillard claims that an image transcends from a reflection of basic reality until finally, ‘it bears no relation to reality whatever: it is its own pure simulacrum’ (Baudrillard, 1998: 173). Baudrillard’s successive phases of the image reflect the transition from what we considered ‘real’ to the simulated reality inevitable in the postmodern world….

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61 years since Walt Disney’s adaptation of Peter Pan hit cinemas

On the 5th February 1953, Walt Disney delighted children and adults all over the world with his latest animated classic. Peter Pan, the tale of the boy who never grew up was originally written by Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie as a tale for the stage. Due to its unexpected but natural popular appeal, the enchanting story of love, family, loyalty, and growing up was soon after adapted by Barrie into the form of a novel.
Blending all of the fairytale ingredients that concoct to create a truly imaginative story, Barrie writes of native American Indians, mermaids, pirates, fairies, the Lost Boys, and the three Darling children who fly to Neverland to experience its adventures in all their wonder….

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61 years since Walt Disney’s adaptation of Peter Pan hit cinemas

On the 5th February 1953, Walt Disney delighted children and adults all over the world with his latest animated classic. Peter Pan, the tale of the boy who never grew up was originally written by Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie as a tale for the stage. Due to its unexpected but natural popular appeal, the enchanting story of love, family, loyalty, and growing up was soon after adapted by Barrie into the form of a novel.

Blending all of the fairytale ingredients that concoct to create a truly imaginative story, Barrie writes of native American Indians, mermaids, pirates, fairies, the Lost Boys, and the three Darling children who fly to Neverland to experience its adventures in all their wonder….

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2014 In Films - January Summary

2014 went off to a great start with a whopping 56 films in total, 45 of those being new-to-me films (that is, films I haven’t seen before). See the full list of films I watched in January HERE. My theme for the month was ‘Carry On Joking January’ where I aimed to watch as many Carry On films and comedy films as possible. Unfortunately I watched nowhere near the amount I had planned. Nevertheless, I did watch a great deal of them I hadn’t already seen, along with an Ealing comedy Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1949) and another classic British comedy The Big Job (Gerald Thomas, 1965)….

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2014 In Films - January Summary

2014 went off to a great start with a whopping 56 films in total, 45 of those being new-to-me films (that is, films I haven’t seen before). See the full list of films I watched in January HERE. My theme for the month was ‘Carry On Joking January’ where I aimed to watch as many Carry On films and comedy films as possible. Unfortunately I watched nowhere near the amount I had planned. Nevertheless, I did watch a great deal of them I hadn’t already seen, along with an Ealing comedy Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1949) and another classic British comedy The Big Job (Gerald Thomas, 1965)….

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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscars

Easily the most anticipated film event of the year, the 86th annual Academy Awards will be held on 2nd March 2014 7e/4p on ABC, and broadcast live in 225 countries and territories worldwide. In preparation for this epic event, the American TCM channel will be holding a 31 Days of Oscars event marathon starting 1st February featuring Oscar films from years gone by all day, everyday. From the likes of Gone with the Wind (1939) to North by Northwest (1959), through to contemporary Oscar nominees including Tess(1980) through to Philadelphia (1993), TCM will be the place for any cinephile to be to enjoy some of the best films ever made…..

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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscars

Easily the most anticipated film event of the year, the 86th annual Academy Awards will be held on 2nd March 2014 7e/4p on ABC, and broadcast live in 225 countries and territories worldwide. In preparation for this epic event, the American TCM channel will be holding a 31 Days of Oscars event marathon starting 1st February featuring Oscar films from years gone by all day, everyday. From the likes of Gone with the Wind (1939) to North by Northwest (1959), through to contemporary Oscar nominees including Tess(1980) through to Philadelphia (1993), TCM will be the place for any cinephile to be to enjoy some of the best films ever made…..

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2014 In Film - Themed Film Months

Throughout my 2013 in films challenge, it occurred to me, that as I was taking part in Noirvember (a worldwide participation in watching film noir films throughout November, daily if possible), perhaps I could theme each month. I could then end the month with some form of academic essay or introduction to the subject based on what I had learnt through my research. I have come up with ideas for the majority of the months, but am yet to theme them all. These are my monthly themes thus far:
Carry On Joking January…..

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2014 In Film - Themed Film Months

Throughout my 2013 in films challenge, it occurred to me, that as I was taking part in Noirvember (a worldwide participation in watching film noir films throughout November, daily if possible), perhaps I could theme each month. I could then end the month with some form of academic essay or introduction to the subject based on what I had learnt through my research. I have come up with ideas for the majority of the months, but am yet to theme them all. These are my monthly themes thus far:

Carry On Joking January…..

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Afterthoughts on the Golden Globes 2014

The Golden Globe Awards have finally arrived!!
Awards season has finally arrived for cinema, and began last night with the 71st Annual Golden Globes Ceremony. It’s an exciting time of year for film fans everywhere as cinephiles eagerly make their predictions on who will pick up the award for best film or best actor, and the media splash out their promotional material of all the competing films as they battle in healthy competition for the top spot……

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Afterthoughts on the Golden Globes 2014

The Golden Globe Awards have finally arrived!!

Awards season has finally arrived for cinema, and began last night with the 71st Annual Golden Globes Ceremony. It’s an exciting time of year for film fans everywhere as cinephiles eagerly make their predictions on who will pick up the award for best film or best actor, and the media splash out their promotional material of all the competing films as they battle in healthy competition for the top spot……

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