Period Drama Meme (3/3) Literary Adaptations: → The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje 

 “We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves. I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.” 

anonymous asked:

can you rec some movies talking place in the 1940s?

Hi! Here are some favourite of mine: Mrs Henderson Presents, Brideshead Revisited (it’s set in 20s and later in 40s), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Atonement, The English Patient, The Pianist, The Book Thief.


Still doodling doodlesO[——[ 

1-6: Harry Hart/Merlin

7: Lord Henry Wotton/Lord Henry Blackwood

8: Bertie/Menzies (King’s Speech / The Imitation Game crossover)

9: Bill/Jim (TTSS)

10: Clifton/Amar (The English Patient/Black Gold Crossover)

Ralph Fiennes visiting Istria 2015

British actor Ralph Fiennes, who starred in the Harry Potter film, Schindler’s List and English Patient, for which he was nominated for the prestigious Oscar, recently visited Istria. The Fiennes visited friends Rade Serbedzija, and looked at the performance of King Lear, which Serbedzija plays the eponymous play Ulysses Theatre. From Ulysses Theatre, we learn: “Mr. Fiennes thrilled with the play King Lear. He supported the upcoming premiere of Diary of a Madman, who play on Wednesday, and he liked and Ulysses camp. He did not have any special treatment, nor asked for it.”