Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Mar. 12 2018

A film – and a book – to remember

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

Recently, my husband and I watched, or in my case re-watched, A Night to Remember, the 1958 British film about the sinking of the Titanic. I am decidedly not a fan of the 1997 film on the same subject, but when it sparked a popular obsession with the ship, I was pulled in and wanted […]

Aug. 17 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins: A Diva Gets Her Due

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I was about 20 the first time I heard a recording of Florence Foster Jenkins. A friend put it on at a dinner party where all of the attendees were singers, and everyone, myself included, laughed uproariously at Mrs. Jenkins’ intonation, pronunciation, and diction. Many derisive comments were made about her having merely been a […]

May. 23 2013

The book was better… or was it?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

Recently, I’ve shared a couple of film-related posts on social media, expecting them to get a comment or two. Both had to do with film adaptations of well-known novels and have incited spirited discussions, not surprising, I guess, given that many of  my friends are quite passionate about both art forms. At the heart of […]