Category: Book Adaptations

Why the BBC Period Drama ‘North & South’ Matters

As BBC’s North & South celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, it’s time to give the period drama sleeper hit the recognition it deserves.

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Romance News Roundup: Watch the New ‘Miss Fisher’ Movie Trailer

In this week’s romance news roundup, new trailers for Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears and Emma are here. Plus, a new Disney romantic TV series is in the works, and Megan Follows returns to the world of L.M. Montgomery.

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15 of the Best Pride and Prejudice Adaptations, Ranked

To celebrate Jane Austen’s 244th birthday, we discuss the most well-known movie and TV Pride and Prejudice adaptations, ranking them from worst to best.

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Watch the New Emma Trailer (2020): Full of Humor and a Promising Cast

The new Emma stars The Miniaturist’s Anya Taylor Joy, the always memorable Bill Nighy as Mr....

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‘The Bitter Tea of General Yen’ Review – See One of the First Interracial Romances on Screen

Directed by Frank Capra, The Bitter Tea of General Yen is a relatively forgotten pre-Code film with social relevance, religious cynicism, violence, and a shocking interracial romance between a Chinese warlord and a Christian missionary. Indeed, this is not the type of movie one thinks of when referencing a Capra classic. It’s a Wonderful Life it is not. But that’s what makes this movie so fascinating. Not only is it different from Capra’s later films, but it’s also a love story ahead of its time.

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Coming Home (1998) Review: A Solid WWII Period Drama With Fine Performances

Coming Home (1998) is an ITV miniseries based upon Rosamunde Pilcher’s coming-of-age story of the same name. The series is set during World War II (pre and post as well) in England. It follows about a decade of the life and loves and travails of schoolgirl Judith Duncan, who comes of age as war erupts.

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Watch Colin Firth in the First Trailer for the New Adaptation of ‘The Secret Garden’

The first trailer for the new adaptation of The Secret Garden is here and it looks magical! From the producers of Paddington and Harry Potter, comes a new take on the classic children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Colin Firth in a starring role.

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