Category Archives: Film

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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Hetton Abbey and Carlton Towers

Blogger Cathy Murray posting on her weblog "Cabbages and Semolina" has discussed several country houses that have inspired literary locations. After mentioning the connection between Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey and that between Castle Howard and Brideshead Castle she notes that:A less well known Evelyn … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Media

A discussion of Waugh's novel Scoop takes place in a recent episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. This involves an interview of Christopher Scalia by presenter Ben Domenech. Scalia begins by explaining, inter alia,  his background as an academic and nearly 8 years … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall Profiled in Independent

The Independent newspaper (still publishing online) has profiled the BBC's upcoming production of Waugh's Decline and Fall. The article is written by Gerard Gilbert and contains much of the same material from cast and crew interviews as that appearing in the other … Continue reading

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D J Taylor Anticipates New TV Adaptation in Guardian

Critic and novelist D J Taylor has written an article expressing somewhat nervous anticipation in advance of next week's premier of BBC's three-episode version of Decline and Fall. It appears in the Guardian and is entitled "Would Evelyn Waugh have approved of the … Continue reading

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Telegraph Makes Literary Tour of Stately Homes

In today's Property section of the Daily Telegraph, there is a discussion of a tour of stately homes that have a literary connection. This is by Eleanor Doughty, known to this parish as a Waugh fan. She starts with a … Continue reading

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Guardian Includes The Loved One in Top 10 Hollywood Novels

The Guardian in this week's "Top 10" books column considers books about Hollywood. Evelyn Waugh's 1948 novella The Loved One is among those selected by Tim Walker who has himself just finished his own contribution to the genre (Smoke Over Malibu). … Continue reading

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Waugh in the News

Several papers have alluded to Evelyn Waugh or his works in recent stories:The Irish Times has an article in its "London Letter" column inspired by an interview with David Hockney in which the artist expressed his acquiescence in if not outrught support for … Continue reading

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In the Beginning was the Waugh

Journalists and bloggers are making a practice of opening stories with quotes from or cites to the works of Evelyn Waugh. Here are two notable recent examples:The Guardian in a story about today's match between England and Wales in the … Continue reading

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Brideshead and Silence

Japanese author Shusaku Endo, a Roman Catholic, wrote a novel entitled Silence (1966) that has recently been adapted into a film by Martin Scorsese. The book seems generally to be considered Endo's masterpiece. The story is about Jesuit missionaries sent out in the 16th century … Continue reading

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