Category Archives: Film

Brideshead 2008 Film Adaptation on BBC2

The Times has posted in its TV listings the following notice about the broadcast of the 2008 film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. This will take place today (Sa 27 Feb 2021) at 225 GMT: BBC2, 2.25pm The reaction to Julian … Continue reading

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Unloved in LA

William Cash has written a feature length article in the Catholic Herald that provides some new insights into Evelyn Waugh’s 1947 trip to Hollywood. The trip combined an effort to agree film rights with MGM for Brideshead Revisited as well … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday/Armistice Day Roundup

–In another article about the proposed new Brideshead TV series, Alexander Larman wonders whether there might not be more deserving works of Waugh for adaptation. This is published in the latest issue of The Critic. After noting that it will … Continue reading

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Castle Howard Exhibition: Brideshead Revisited at 75

The Castle Howard website features a fully and handsomely illustrated exhibition of photos from the two film adaptations of Brideshead Revisited and other related sources. This illustrates in part how the two adaptations are similar in some respects and how … Continue reading

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Ronald Harwood (1934-2020) R I P

The Daily Telegraph has an obituary of Ronald Harwood, noted primarily as a writer of screenplays based on adaptations of novels or plays.  These adaptations include such well-received films as the Oscar-winning The Pianist (2003), One Day in the Life … Continue reading

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Roundup: Agony Aunts and Metroland

–In the Daily Telegraph, Rowan Pelling muses over whether novelists would make good advice to the lovelorn “agony aunts”. Pelling has always thought Edith Wharton would be excellent and notes that Simone de Beauvoir and Anaïs Nin in fact functioned … Continue reading

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Waugh Night on BBC Four and Queer Stately Homes

–The BBC has announced the TV programming for next week that will include two Evelyn Waugh events on Thursday, 27 August. The first will be a rebroadcast of the 2008 theatrical film version of Brideshead Revisited, co-produced by the BBC … Continue reading

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Brideshead @ 75: Castle Howard, The Spectator, BBC

Today is the 75th anniversary of the first book publication of Brideshead Revisited. Chapman & Hall and the Book Society jointly issued the book in London on 28 May 1945. The occasion has been marked in several recent events: –Castle … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and “Sylvia Scarlett”

The Turner Classic Movies channel will tomorrow broadcast the 1935 George Cukor adaptation of Compton MacKenzie’s 1918 novel The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett. Waugh came close to adapting the screenplay for the film. According to TCM’s notes … Continue reading

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V-E Day Roundup

–As the observance of the 75th anniversary of V-E Day approaches, the Daily Mail has posted in a slide show a collection of 1945 events that seemed to presage a return to a social system where class status was again … Continue reading

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