Friday, January 15, 2010
"Young Victoria" & Downey's Holmes: Brian on "Suite 101"
Dear readers and followers of "Today in History" (to the extent that you are out there.... I really don't know if anyone is reading this or not!),
I have been taken up the last few days with writing articles for "Suite101.com" and I have two new ones!! You have heard of Robert Downey Jr.'s "Sherlock Holmes"? A rather modern day action-hero take on the great sleuth! Well I compare this new 2009version of Downey's with the 1970 version directed by Billy Wilder. Give it a good
Also, I have an article about the new film "Young Victoria" which chronicles the early years of Victoria, and those of her reign. It is a fine movie in my (humble)
estimation, but how closely does it follow the historical record? This I discuss in considerable detail at:
Her Most Gracious and Britannic Majesty, Victoria Regina Imperatum, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions Beyond the Seas, Empress of India, awaits your attendance. We are NOT amused!!
I shall return to "Today in History" soon!!!
- B. T. Bolten