Friday, May 25, 2007

Freaky Free Movie Friday - Nosferatu

If you're looking for a little classic horror this weekend, have a look at F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror (1 gig). Released in 1922, this silent movie retells the Dracula story. A true cinematic classic.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Free Movie Friday Take 2: The Road to Bali

Enjoy this classic 1952 Bob Hope/Bing Crosby film that also stars Dorothy Lamour:

The Road to Bali (1 gig .mp4 file)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

More Jane Austen Madness

Someone has Manchegan Madness for for Jane Austen and they live in Jane Austen's World. What will you find there? Shopping, photos of Bath, Jane Austen icons, and much more.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Free Movie Friday: His Girl Friday

I'm beginning a new feature this week, Free Movie Friday, courtesy of Archive Classic Movies, a terrific site that features free public domain movies for downloading. Convert them to your iPod or other portable media player, or watch them on your desktop.

This weekend enjoy His Girl Friday, the classic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. WARNING: This file is over a gigabyte in size, so keep that in mind before downloading. Download the movie by right clicking here. (1gig .mp4 file)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jane Austen in Stitches

The Sampler Girl has a set of Jane Austen cross stitch designs, for those addicted to sewing and to Jane (and I know you're out there).

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Lord of the Rings on Stage

Check out the videos for this amazing stage show of Lord of the Rings. It opened tonight in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

All I have to say is, you can't really do Tolkien on a small scale.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Don Quixote's International Music Hall

If you're near Santa Cruz, California, you might want to stop by Don Quixote's International Musical Hall to enjoy a meal and some music.

Friday, May 4, 2007

400 Windmills has the Madness

More wonderful Manchegan Madness can be found at 400 Windmills:

This site is dedicated to a reading and discussion of Cervante's masterpiece, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.

To see a listing of all entries, visit our Archives page. Or you can start from the beginning.

Although we have completed our reading, we will have posts here from time to time when interesting resources come available related to Don Quixote.
I love it!

Don Quixote in Akron Tomorrow Night

If you 've got Manchegan Madness and you live in Akron, Ohio, be sure to attend the Akron Symphony's performace of Richard Strauss' tone poem, Don Quixote tomorrow night at 7 pm. For more details, see the story in the Beacon Journal.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Alice in Wonderland Gives Cory Doctorow Manchegan Madness

Even Cory over at Boing Boing has MM. He just purchased a set of Alice in Wonderland dishes. You can see the rest of them over at Fishs Eddy. I wonder if they make you shrink if you eat food off of them...

Guess Which Beautiful Celebrity Has Manchegan Madness

As if there weren't enough reasons to love Gloria Estefan:

Hat tip to Sylvia at Classical Bookworm.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Sherlock Holmes in 3D - No Glasses Required

Combine two obsessions in one: for those addicted to video games and Sherlock Holmes comes the new Sherlock Holmes - The Awakened, a 3-D video game for the computer. Here are a couple of screenshots:

The game looks a bit gruesome, but it received an 8.3 out 10 at Gamespot.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Amanda Grange Visits the Jane Austen Society

Author Amanda Grange (Mr. Darcy's Diary) writes about her visit with the Jane Austen Society.

Apparently a lot of people are mad for Miss Austen--there's a UK Jane Austen Society as well as North American and Australian groups (and let's not forget Buenos Aires).

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