Page To Screen: The Fall of the House of Usher

Very few have done more for Gothic literature than Edgar Allan Poe. His writings about spooky happenings, death, and decay, fit right in with the Victorian mindset, which was all too familiar with death. He is so iconic that other Goth and horror writers can only follow in his wake (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and the … Continue reading Page To Screen: The Fall of the House of Usher

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City of Secrets

Class differences seem to be the theme for this week (It was totally inadvertent, I promise). This time, we're off to Germany to see what lies beneath in the 1927 film, Metropolis, a harrowing and complicated story of veiled dystopia. On one hand, it is among the first feature-length science fiction movies and really raised the bar in … Continue reading City of Secrets

A Way of Escape

The concept of escapism is something I've dipped my little toe into already on this blog, but when Ruth and Kristina announced their Things I Learned From the Movies blogathon, I decided to go a bit deeper--namely, the point at which I got what escapism means. I have grown up on old movies, mainly because of my parents. … Continue reading A Way of Escape

What’s Delicious?

Hi, everyone! Hope you had a great Christmas. Mine was quiet and simple by design, since my son has to keep his leg up for now. My in-laws came over. We had chicken crepes Florentine and shrimp with cocktail sauce. Did the usual Christmas-y stuff. Lots of delicious food. Too much, really. Not a bad … Continue reading What’s Delicious?