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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! It’s been a long week for me, and the best way to deal with a trying week is to distract myself with other people’s problems, particularly fictional characters’ problems. And boy, has the heroine of this movie got a lot on her plate! The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone was made in […]

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: That Hamilton Woman

Hello, Persephoneers! Let’s wrap up another long week with a historical romance, starring one of classic film’s greatest couples. This week’s movie pick, That Hamilton Woman, released in 1941, was directed by Alexander Korda and stars Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh as real-life lovers Admiral Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. The couple had just been […]

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Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: “Anna Karenina” (1948)

Happy Friday, all! Since another remake of “Anna Karenina,” based on the book by Tolstoy, is coming out this winter, I decided to review the 1948 version of it, which starred Vivien Leigh as the title character. The film also stars Ralph Richardson and Kieron Moore and was directed by Julien Duvivier.

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From Princess to Queen: “Caesar and Cleopatra”

A young girl grows into a woman and embraces the power that comes with being queen of Egypt in the 1945 film “Caesar and Cleopatra,” which is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play and stars Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh as the title characters.