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The 1960s are "in"

Just watched the movie An Education. I know it's a couple of years old; I had always planned on seeing it from the time it was nominated for all those Oscars but I'm just now getting around to it. I love period British drama (not to mention the very handsome Peter Sarsgaard and one of my favorite British actresses, Emma Thompson) and this one is quite well done. I didn't expect the ending at all and am glad that none of the previews spoiled it. It's set in 1961 which is just about the same period and setting as a book that Cheyenne Publishing has coming out next month, Junction X.

And speaking of the 1960s, thanks to Mad Men, TV shows set in the sixties have become very chic. Is anybody watching Pan Am? It's a fun show, perhaps a bit fluffy but mostly historically accurate except for the fact that the producers decided to allow one small historical inaccuracy and depict the era as a nearly smoke-free environment. I guess I can forgive them for that.


Oct. 1st, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
An Education was great. I, like you, adore Saarsgard in everything he does. Along similar lines, I just saw Brighton Rock last night, it's the second film version of the novel by Graham Greene. Takes place in Brighton England in 1964. It's a gangster story which is not really my thing, but the backdrop is the whole Mods vs. Rockers riots that took place on the English coast in the early sixties (if you've seen Quadrophenia you'll have a fair idea of the general look and mood of the piece). I'm a huge Anglophile anyhow - no matter the time period, really. It's the only European country I've been to and I've been three times now.

I'll definitely have to check out Junction X now. It's sounds right up my alley.
Oct. 1st, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)

Hey Blake,

Somehow I missed hearing about Brighton Rock. I guess it didn’t get a wide release. I’ve saved the title in my netflix queue for when it comes out on video.

I think you would like Junction X. Definitely not a romance which means marketing is going to be tough!

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