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Composer Isobel Waller-Bridge: From ‘Fleabag’ to ‘Emma’

On this day in 2020, Emma. was released in theaters. A period romantic comedy based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name, this film was instantly beloved for its dreamy, pleasant atmosphere and charming comedy. The mood of a film is set by its score, and for Emma, the elegant yet playful music certainly did so.read more.

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Period Films Directed by Women Reigned in 2020

Like all things 2020, last year was a very unusual one for film. The pandemic closed most movie theatres, shut down filming, and caused many films’ release dates to be rescheduled. However, there were a sizable number of period dramas released either before quarantine began or digitally. Many of these period-piece films were directed by women, including some impressive directorial debuts. read more.

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Alexandra Byrne excels at designing for historical dramas

There aren’t many costume designers who excel at designing for period films the way that Byrne does.
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Mr. Knightley in ‘Emma.’: A New Kind of Period Drama Hero

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the all-female team of film critics at FF2 Media were assigned to write about their favorite female artists – and where to watch their work. “Emma.” is now available to rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play and AppleTV. 

From Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy to Emily Brontë’s Heathcliff, period drama heroes have a tendency to be brooding, quiet, and reserved.read more.

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