Category Archives: Film

The Loved One in Gay Hollywood; D&F in the Antipodes

The Intro and “Outro” discussions of the film version of The Loved One from the recent broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel have been posted on YouTube. Appearing are Dave Karger from TCM and writer William J Mann. … Continue reading

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Half an Hour with Evelyn Waugh

One of our readers and a member of the EWS kindly submitted the report below of her recent Waugh-themed visit to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. Half an Hour with Evelyn Waugh: ‘Brideshead Scenes Revisited’ at Castle Howard by Milena … Continue reading

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Dutch Newspaper Features Brideshead

Rotterdam newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (or AD) has published an article about the attitude toward homosexuality in films. The two film adaptations of Brideshead Revisited are used as as a case study of developments over the more than 35 years that separates them. … Continue reading

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Den of Geek Meets The Loved One

Yet another article has appeared linking Waugh’s 1947 novel The Loved One with Billy Wilder’s 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. See earlier posts. This is posted on entertainment website Den of Geek and is written by Tony Sokol: Sunset Boulevard‘s cinematographer John … Continue reading

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The Loved One Among One-Liners

Comedian and journalist Craig Marshall Smith also writes a weblog. A recent offering which is posted on Golden Transcript is devoted mainly to one-liners. Here are some examples: A dung beetle walks into a bar and says, “Is this stool taken?” Julius … Continue reading

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Waugh and Wales and Fashion

A recent article in the TLS entitled “Do the Welsh Just Sing?” by Samuel Graydon opens with a quote from Decline and Fall: “The Welsh . . . are the only nation in the world that has produced no graphic or … Continue reading

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Waugh Conference at Gerald Brenan House in Malaga

The Gerald Brenan House in Malaga, Spain, has announced a one-day conference on Evelyn Waugh to take place a week from today on Friday 23 June. According to the Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia, the conference will start with a showing of … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry Film Compared to Waugh

The Daily Mirror in a review of the film adaptation of Stephen Fry’s 1994 novel The Hippopotamus describe it as a “mildly successful hybrid of a film noir detective story and the novels of Evelyn Waugh.” They don’t much like what … Continue reading

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Betjeman Play in West End

The one-man play with Edward Fox portraying John Betjeman (“Sand in the Sandwiches”) opened its brief West End performance earlier this week at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. The play premiered earlier this year in Oxford. See previous post. It is reviewed … Continue reading

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Times Previews Episode 3 of Decline and Fall

The Times has provided a detailed preview of tonight’s final episode of the BBC’s adaptation of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall. Not surprisingly, given the darker contents of the latter part of the novel, the preview by James Jackson finds … Continue reading

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