I didn’t even know this was a thing and now I’m genuinely a little bit scared....
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Hey Birch! Whos your favourite historical figure?
Hi anon! This is a tough question! It really depends on the era. I really love Benjamin Tallmadge and Nathan Hale from the American Revolutionary War, but I also really like Joshua Chamberlain and William Cushing from the American Civil War. I just think they’re neat!
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A bit of an updated list on the TOWL casting:
Mia Wasikowska or Miranda Otto as Edith
Luke Evans as Dracula
Natalie Dormer as Carmilla Karnstein
Anna Kendrick as Laura Hollis
Gerard Butler as Erik
Hunter Foster as Victor Frankenstein
Will Ferrell as William Frankenstein
Rebecca Mader as Lucy Harris
Deedee Magno Hall as Mina Murray
Kit Harrington or Harry Styles as Dorian Grey
Tom Selleck as Edgar Allan Poe
Robert Carlyle as Ebenezer Scrooge
Zendaya as Abigail Frankenstein
Euan Mortan as Renfield
Naomie Harris as Martha Dracula
Emily Blunt as Elisbatha Dracula
Arleen Sorken as Winona Dracula
Emilia Clarke as Geneveive Dieudonne
Donald Glover as Robert Walton
Idris Elba as Jupiter?
Gina Rodriguez as Melody
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman as John Watson
AFV Cast as Addams Family
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William B. Cushing my beloved
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Mill Creek Entertainment has revealed the extras for its Hammer Films: The Ultimate Collection. Releasing on November 17, the 10-disc Blu-ray box set collects 20 films from British production company Hammer Films.
It includes: The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), The Snorkel (1958), The Camp on Blood Island (1958), Yesterday’s Enemy (1959), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960), The Stranglers of Bombay (1960), The Terror of the Tongs (1961), Scream of Fear (1961), Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961), Cash On Demand (1961), These Are The Damned (1962), The Pirates of Blood River (1962), The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1963), Maniac (1963), The Old Dark House (1963), The Gorgon (1964), The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964), Die! Die! My Darling (1965), and Creatures the World Forgot (1971).
Hammer Films: The Ultimate Collection is available to pre-order for $72.99 via Amazon. A 12-page booklet is included. Read on for the special features:
The Revenge of Frankenstein audio commentary by film historians Constantine Nasr and Steve Haberman
The Old Dark House audio commentary by Monster Party podcast
The Gorgon audio commentary by House of the Gorgon filmmaker Joshua Kennedy
The Snorkel audio commentary by filmmakers/historians Phoef Sutton, Mark Jordan Legan, and C. Courtney Joyner
Never Take Candy from a Stranger audio commentary by film historian Constantine Nasr
Scream of Fear audio commentary by film historian Steve Haberman
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb Retrospective
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll Retrospective
Hammer at Columbia Pictures featurette
The Actors of Hammer Film featurette
12-page movie and feature guide
For more than four decades, Hammer Films’ unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this massive collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer imagination!
Featuring 20 cult classics from the infamous Hammer Studios produced in the 50s, 60s and 70s available together for the first time in high-definition!
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Wir drücken uns ein bisschen vor den Rosenkriegen. Stattdessen: Mittelalter noir von und mit Laurence Olivier, als unentschlossenen Dänenpinzen Hamlet, der in einem äußerst übelriechenden Mordfall innerhalb seiner Familie ermittelt. Es ist was faul im Staate Dänemark, aber es ist zumindest todschick und sehr stimmungsvoll photographiert.
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@personinthepalace Do you ever think that when it came to all of the Holmes, Jeremy got the short end of the stick when it came to the dressing gown?
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The Five Doctorrs
Art by Dave Cockrum and Frank Giacoia
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Hamlet - Laurence Olivier (1948) - Legendado
O príncipe dinamarquês Hamlet (Laurence Olivier) deseja vingar a morte de seu pai, o antigo rei. O problema é que Hamlet descobre, através de uma aparição fantasmagórica de seu próprio pai morto, que o assassino é o seu tio, Cláudio (Basil Sydney), homem que assumiu o trono e casou-se com a mãe de Hamlet, Gertrude (Eileen Herlie).
Hamlet 1948 (Dublado) Laurence Olivier, Peter Cushing. Filme Completo.
SINOPSE: O conto de William Shakespeare de tragédia de assassinato e vingança nos corredores reais da Dinamarca medieval. Cláudio, irmão do rei, conivente com a rainha, envenena o monarca e toma o trono, levando a viúva Gertrudes para sua noiva. Hamlet, filho do rei assassinado, triste pela morte de seu pai e pelo casamento apressado da mãe, é confrontado pelo fantasma do falecido rei, que revela a maneira de seu assassinato. Em busca de vingança, Hamlet recria o ato monstruoso em uma peça com a ajuda de alguns atores viajantes para atormentar a consciência do malvado Cláudio. Em uma visita à sua mãe, Hamlet expressa sua raiva e desapontamento com relação ao seu casamento de curta duração. Pensando em um espião escondido no quarto de sua mãe para ser o claudicante à espreita, ele equivocadamente mata o conselheiro intruso, Polônio, pai de Ofélia e Laertes. Cláudio, sob o pretexto de que Hamlet será ameaçado por seus súditos pelo assassinato de Polônio, envia o príncipe para a Inglaterra.
Petition for George MacKay and Dean Charles Chapman to play William and Alonzo Cushing.
I mean....come on
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this documentary is currently discussing ironclads during the civil war
it better talk about our baby cushing
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What can be in our imaginations.
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The Best of April 2021
Best Discovery: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Runners Up: Late Spring, Merci pour le chocolat, Morvern Callar, Prince of the City
Best Rewatch: Rosemary's Baby
Runners Up: The Bostonians, The Man Who Wasn't There, The White Ribbon
Most Enjoyable Fluff: Love on the Menu
Close Second: Grizzly II: Revenge
Runners Up: Domino, Narc, A Shock to the System, Tidal Wave: No Escape
Oddity of the Month: Keyhole
Best Male Performance: Treat Williams in Prince of the City
Runners Up: Mark Duplass in Your Sister's Sister, Nathan Gunn in Billy Budd, Billy Bob Thornton in The Man Who Wasn't There, Jack O'Connell in Trial by Fire, Al Pacino in The Panic in Needle Park, Christopher Reeve in The Bostonians
Best Female Performance: Isabelle Huppert in Merci pour le chocolat
Runners Up: Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt in Your Sister's Sister, Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby, Setsuko Hara in Late Spring, Samantha Morton in Morvern Callar, Madeleine Potter and Vanessa Redgrave in The Bostonians, Kitty Winn in The Panic in Needle Park, Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen
Best Supporting Performance or Cameo: Linda Hunt in The Bostonians
Runners Up: Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby, Holly Hunter in Thirteen, Burghart Klaußner in The White Ribbon
Most Enjoyable Ham: Kavan Smith in Love on the Menu
Runners Up: Addie in Rush Week, Michael Caine in A Shock to the System, Joan Crawford in Possessed and Sudden Fear, Peter Cushing in At the Earth's Core, Sarah Douglas in Solarbabies, Geretta Geretta in Domino, Julianne Phillips in Tidal Wave: No Escape
Best Mise-en-scène: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Runners Up: The Bostonians, Keyhole, Kiki's Delivery Service, Late Spring, The Man Who Wasn't There, Merci pour le chocolat, Rosemary's Baby, The White Ribbon
Best Score: Rosemary's Baby (Krzysztof Komeda)
Runners Up: Eva (Michel Legrand), Keyhole (Jason Staczek), Prince of the City (Paul Chihara)
Best Cartoon: Flowers and Trees
Runners Up: All Wet, Just Dogs, The Mechanical Cow
Best Leading Hunk: Corbin Bernsen in Tidal Wave: No Escape
Runners Up: Stanley Baker in Eva, Corbin Bernsen and Adrian Pasdar in The Killing Box, Nathan Gunn in Billy Budd, Adrian Pasdar in In the Zone, Jason Patric in Narc and Solarbabies
Best Supporting Hunk: John Donovan in Rush Week
Runners Up: Peter Deluise in Solarbabies, Jason Patric in The Vanished, Trenton Rostedt (Hulking Inmate) in Trial by Fire, Roger Wilson in The Killing Box
- Airy, bewitching Scandinavian fantasy city in Kiki's Delivery Service
- Dreamy twilight and moonlight forest sequences in Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Barely subtextual Civil War-Era homoeroticism in The Killing Box
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Number 44 in a series
@absolutely everyone who was at @221bcon this year. Notice how the waistcoats get progressively smaller.
Others in this series: Basil Rathbone (Fox), Martin Freeman, Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Jonny Lee Miller, Vinette Robinson, Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Andrew Scott, Nigel Bruce (Fox), Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Michael Hill, Two Violets, Mark Gatiss, Basil Rathbone (Universal), Nigel Bruce (Universal), Rupert Graves, Evelyn Ankers, Louise Brealey, Lucy Liu, Edward Hardwicke, Christopher Plummer, James Mason, Una Stubbs, Gayle Hunnicut, Hugh Laurie. Robert Sean Leonard, Yasmine Akram, Ronald Howard, Martin Freeman (TAB), Benedict Cumberbatch (TAB), Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan/Richard Larke, Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, William Gillette, Edward Fielding/Burford Hampden, Kay Fielding, Rosalie Williams, Andrei Panin, Ingeborga Dapkunayte, Igor Petrenko, Rosalyn Landor
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The Supreme Court
By Brendan Lane, Florida State University Class of 2021
April 13, 2021
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the federal judiciary branch of the United States. The court is often referred to as “The Highest Court in the Land.” The Supreme Court is given exclusive powers that can be found in no other court in the United States. Their importance is integral to the American legal system and judicial branch.
In 1787, The Supreme Court was introduced in Article Three of the United States Constitution. However, it wasn’t till 1789 that the court would be organized by congress. In 1789 the legislative branch passed the Judiciary Act of 1789; this act created the specifics of the Supreme Court and outlined that there would be six justices that would serve for life on the court unless they retire. The first meeting of the Supreme Court took place on February 2, 1790. The early meetings of the Supreme Court were mostly limited to organizing the functions of the court. The first Justices of the Supreme Court were comprised of: Chief Justice John Jay, Associate Justices John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair, Robert Harrison, and James Wilson. 
Today, the Supreme Court has nine Supreme Court justices; one Chief Justice and right Associate Justices. The current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is John G. Roberts, Junior. Roberts was nominated as Chief Justice by President George W. Bush and entered his position on September 29, 2005. The associate justices include: Clarence Thomas, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. There are three living Supreme Court justices that have retired; they are Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony M. Kennedy, and David H. Souter. 
The Supreme Court is considered the “final arbiter of the law.” The goal of the Supreme Court is to interpret the constitution as to guarantee all Americans equal protection and justice according to the law. Within this framework, the Supreme Court is given the unique ability to invalidate both legislative and executive actions that the Court finds conflicts with the constitution. The Supreme Court adheres and defines the law by the constitution. 
Many people have claimed that the Supreme Court has overstepped their boundaries at times and have either gone against or wrongly interpreted the constitution. There are a few examples of controversial cases in which people have claimed this to be the case. The most notable example would be the case of Roe v. Wade. Roe V. Wade was decided on January 22, 1973 but still is talked about to this day. The topic of Roe V. Wade was a very controversial one; it asked the question of if the woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy through the means of abortion was constitutionally protected. The court decided 7-2 in favor of the question and ruled that abortion was protected under a fundamental “right to privacy.” The subject matter was a very controversial one; no matter which way the case went in it would’ve led to outrage. The topic is still a very controversial one today and shows that the work performed by the Supreme Court is not always favorable to all people. 
The work of the Supreme Court is outlined in the constitution and the Court does their best to operate according to it. The duties of the Supreme Court are not always easy. It takes a lot of responsibility and discretion to make legal decisions on the scale that they operate on. The decisions made by the Supreme Court define the legal precedent for years to come. The Supreme Court is a part of the legal system that will remain and serves an important role in the United States.
i made a very self-indulgent uquiz. find out if you’re satine from moulin rouge, ariel, the last unicorn, lady viola de lesseps, elizabeth bennet, emma woodhouse, belle, princess aurora, rapunzel, princess jasmine, beatrice from much ado about nothing, jo march, edith cushing, anastasia, elizabeth swann, winnie foster, sophie hatter, juliet capulet, chihiro, wendy darling, evie carnahan, danielle de barbarac, emily from corpse bride, sarah williams, kim boggs, yvaine from stardust, buttercup from the princess bride, rose dewitt bukater, or cinderella.
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Thomas Dawes (1785)
Henry Lembeck (1826)
John F. Betz (1831)
Marc Sorini (1966)
Five Favorite Birthdays
Gautama Buddha; spiritual leader (563)
Steve Howe; rock guitarist (1947)
Barbara Kingsolver; writer (1955)
David Rittenhouse; astronomer, mathematician, inventor (1732)
Katee Sackhoff; actor (1980)
Patricia Arquette; actor (1968)
Adrian Boult; orchestra conductor (1889)
Jacques Brel; singer, songwriter (1929)
Melvin Calvin; chemist (1911)
Ilka Chase; actor (1905)
Harvey William Cushing; neurosurgeon (1869)
Ponce de Leon; Spanish explorer (1460)
El Greco; Greek artist (1614)
George Fisher; cartoonist (1923)
Betty Ford; first lady (1918)
Shecky Greene; comedian (1926)
John Havlicek; Boston Celtics F/G (1940)
Sonja Henie; skater (1912)
John R. Hicks; British economist (1904)
Jim "Catfish" Hunter; Oakland A's P (1946)
Santiago Jimenez Jr.; accordionist (1944)
Taylor Kitsch; actor, model (1981)
Josef Krips; orchestra conductor (1902)
Julian Lennon; pop singer (1963)
Carmen McRae; jazz singer (1922)
Lewis Morris; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1726)
Edward Mulhare; actor (1923)
Mary Pickford; actor (1893)
John Schneider; actor (1960)
Izzy Stradlin; rock guitarist (1962)
Monty Sunshine; jazz clarinetist (1928)
Douglas Trumbull; film director (1942)
Robin Wright; actor (1966)
What do you think Big Finish should do next with their Dr Who range. I want to see more Eighth Doctor pre-Dark Eyes material. Give him some new friends and get some EDA writers in there to make some truly weird shit. That’s what I’d do. Personally...what about you?
I’d love to see more stuff with David Warner’s Doctor. You basically have the chance to have a Doctor free from any rules, you can do stuff with him that you couldn’t do with any of the mainline Doctors, could send him into a whole new characterisation and have him do things that none of the others could, and let him change in so many different ways. Ripe for some new fresh drama.
Also Cushing Audios, I’d love for some Dr Who with a Cushing imitator. Give me adaptations of The Obverse Dr Who Books!
And I’d really love for The 1DAs team to try be their thing more, because they're all good actors who don't get the chance to create their own characters. The scripts are all lovely, (invention of death is a personal favourite) but the general style feels like wasted potential. The companions are also kinda doing that laboured 1960s style acting and they do it well, but I think it’d be stronger if they just played it straight rather than try for authenticity. I get it, they're trying to fit them within continuity and you can't rewrite them to be more modern but still. Feels a mistake to have someone as talented as David Bradley to just copycat Hartnell. I want to know what his First Doctor would be like.
Since really, The First Doc is one of the more separated takes from his actors. The First Doctor is really fascinating to me in retrospect. He’s the classical strange mysterious traveller archetype. It’s like he’s adapted from a nineteenth century sci-fi story. He’s very much the role of a specific character rather than ‘the bloke who plays him but in outer space’ like other Doctors. He’s this inquiring old man just seeing things for the thrill of it, soft and paternal with these little glints of mania, yet he’s still got that old bruised spirit of the empire about him. An eccentric traveller and nothing more, free from all the baggage of all later doctors. The Doctor who hasn’t learned all the tricks of the trade, who’s not the tour guide of the universe and is as much a passenger for the ride as their companions. Always something new and exotic and alien rather than any returns to the past, the series really using its premise to its advantage and going all out there with each new location. I want to see David Bradley’s take on that, not David Bradley’s doing William Hartnell’s take on that.
I wouldn’t call it an impression per say but there’s a clear mimicking of styles, to me at least. I can just imagine Bradley’s 1 if let loose being this young man in an old man’s body type. Like a sort of mix between 3 and an older 9, with a bit of 10 thrown in: tough, self assured boarding onto smug, and full of energy. Someone who you think shouldn’t be as old as they are. Like you can just see the guy’s energy to do stuff he’s interested in with that music video he did in 2019. It’s the kinda of traps that The PDAs fell into, trying to recreate the era they first happened in rather than do new stuff with the characters. Doctors 5-8 seem to have escaped it, but 1-4 & 10 have fallen right into it. Let loose! If I wanted a story like something from that era, I’d watch something from that era! The only time I feel it would be warranted is 9 given how short his tenure was. But even then after a while I’ll want for a new style with him.
Bonus: And while it’s not possible now, I would’ve loved for an alt continuity reboot for the 1DAs. Modernised Hartnell Era. Fresh slate from all the baggage. The Doctor might not even be a time lord. Susan is a modern teenager, Ian and Barbara are modern teachers with a 21st century understanding of science and history. The Tardis is a total alien mystery ship. Reinvented 2020 versions of those characters. Just this mysterious old man who may be up to no good, and his apparent granddaughter that kidnap a pair of teachers in a time and space machine. Wanders and exiles across the fourth dimension. Think how many new stories you could tell without the Letts/Holmes doctrine. Going right back to the core idea of the first two years. Honest and hard cut authentic Verity Lambert MysteryTM but modernised and renewed in its own unique way for the 2020s so it’s still distinctly its own thing.
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