Category Archives: Film

Early October Roundup

–In the current issue of TLS, writer Henry Hitchins reviews the two recent collections of the writings of Auberon Waugh. The review, entitled “Like a fine whine”, opens with this: “Looking back over my career to date, and at all … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Adaptations, Anniversaries, Auberon Waugh, Black Mischief, Film, Newspapers, Put Out More Flags, Sword of Honour, Television, World War II | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positive Light on 2008 Brideshead Film

Several recent articles have reconsidered the much-maligned 2008 film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited in a relatively more positive light: –In a essay published in TLS earlier this month, Mikaella Clements writes about the theme of the “bath in twentieth century … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Film, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Waugh in the North

Three country houses in the north of England, all with Waugh connections, are about to hold events that may be of interest: –This weekend at Stonyhurst College, a Jesuit boarding school in Lancashire, there will be a Festival of Literature … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Black Mischief, Brideshead Revisited, Festivals, Film, Television | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Waugh in the North

Late July Roundup

–The latest issue of The Oldie has an article by David Horspool comparing the WWII novels of Lev Grossman (Stalingrad), recently published for the first time in a complete English translation, and Joseph Heller (Catch 22), recently adapted into a … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Film, Letters, Love Among The Ruins, Newspapers, Sword of Honour, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Late July Roundup

4th of July Weekend Roundup

–America: The Jesuit Review has reposted on its website a 2013 essay about Waugh written by Jon M Sweeney. The essay was a response to the re-issuance of all of his fiction in the USA by Little, Brown and all … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Brideshead Revisited, Film, Letters, Newspapers, Scott-King's Modern Europe, Television | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on 4th of July Weekend Roundup

Roundup: Party Fiction and Personal Libraries

–The National Review has published a symposium on the subject of personal libraries in which participants explain the pleasure and burden they impose. Here’s the contribution of American literary critic Terry Teachout: My Manhattan apartment contains a thousand-odd books, but … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, A Little Learning, Adaptations, Events, Film, Newspapers, The Loved One, Unconditional Surrender/The End of the Battle | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Roundup: Party Fiction and Personal Libraries

Boxing Day Roundup

–The Guardian in its “Top Tens” books column this week features “books on booze”. The selection by Henry Jeffreys is explained as “not a collection of books about drunkenness or alcoholism, though both feature. Rather, it is a celebration of those … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh, Film, Newspapers, Radio Programs, Scoop, Sword of Honour, The Loved One | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Boxing Day Roundup

A Tale of Two Adaptations

The popular culture criticism website PopMatters.com has reposted a 2006 review of the 1965 film adaptation of Waugh’s novel The Loved One. This review by Bill Gibon focuses more on the director Tony Richardson’s version than on Waugh’s story. He … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Decline and Fall, Film, Television, The Loved One | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Adaptations

The Waugh Before Christmas

–The Daily Mail includes Waugh in a Christmas quiz set by humorist Craig Brown. Here’s the question: 10) Match the Christmas with the participant: a) ‘The presents I got were — as always — far inferior in every way to … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Academia, Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh, Film, Interviews, Letters, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Waugh Before Christmas

AFI Posts Details of The Loved One

The American Film Institute has posted detailed production information relating to the 1965 film adaptation of Waugh’s novel The Loved One. Much of this is familiar but there are some previously unseen (or rarely repeated) elements included in their research … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Film, The Loved One | Tagged | Comments Off on AFI Posts Details of The Loved One