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Franco Zeffirelli, 1923–2019

In the Charlie Rose interview above from 1996, Italian filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli talks about his new project, an adaptation of “Jane Eyre”. He was usually a man of the classics; after all, his breakthrough came with two very popular Shakespeare adaptations. Yesterday, he passed away at the age of 96. Born in Florence, Franco Zeffirelli … Continue reading Franco Zeffirelli, 1923–2019

Ivanhoe

THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME! In the late 1100s, the disowned son (Anthony Andrews) of a Saxon nobleman (Michael Hordern) returns from the Crusades and becomes involved in the struggle between Saxons and Normans. The big Hollywood treatment of the famous Walter Scott novel came in 1952, but this TV movie is a more ambitious version … Continue reading Ivanhoe

Death on the Nile

While traveling on the Nile on board the riverboat Karnak, Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) passes time solving the murder of a young, female passenger. Meticulously staged in terms of costumes and production design, this murder mystery has its similarities with Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Everything looks just dandy and Poirot has an all-star … Continue reading Death on the Nile