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The Women Who Suffer in Silence in Downton Abbey, Series Four

Set in early 20th century Yorkshire, Downton Abbey reflects the way the world awaits change after the turn of the century. Though the early 1900s is drastically different from our contemporary 2010s, the attitudes of anticipating changes in social life, ...

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Clooney’s Monuments Men Shows that the Nazi/WWII Resource is Dried Up

George Clooney’s latest project, The Monuments Men, shows that entertainment media related to Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World War II have been exhausted in their material. While the story of the group of art historians and specialists who searched ...

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Rowling’s Latest Revelation: Regret over the Ron/Hermione Ship and what it means in the Potter Series

Early this month J.K. Rowling made headlines with just the simple admittance that she wished she had done something different with her Harry Potter series, the seven gospels of adolescence in a magical world. She announced she regretted writing the ...

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Creators of Sherlock Deliberately Make “The Empty Hearse” Full of Fans’ Favorite Surprises

After a staggeringly long two years, Sherlock premiered its third series on the BBC this month. All the questions that have singed in fans’ minds – how did Sherlock Holmes fake his death, what’s with John’s mustache, what’s Sherlock been doing, ...

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The “Darkness” of Our Post-9-11 World in Abrams’ Newest Star Trek Film

Besides the short but prominent message in the end credits that Star Trek Into Darkness is dedicated to the victims of the 9-11 attacks, J.J. Abrams’ newest film addressed our post 9/11 culture in a way that the science-fiction genre ...

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On Subtlety and Literalness in The Great Gatsby

With Francis Ford Coppola’s The Great Gatsby in 1974 being too literal, Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus for American Literature is too much and, equally, not enough. There’s so much going on. Maybe the trailer’s just greatly ...