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SANDITON opens on PBS this SUNDAY

Published by Olly Blackburn

‘Sanditon’ – Andrew Davis’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s final unfinished novel – launches on PBS this Sunday, January 12th with a two hour special made up of the first two episodes capturing the themes and characters Austen was just starting … Continued

Sanditon in the NYT

Published by Olly Blackburn

The New York Times has an in-depth look at Sanditon and Jane Austen with end thoughts courteousy yours truly… https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/arts/television/sanditon-jane-austen-pbs.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

SANDITON EPISODE 2

Published by Olly Blackburn

Sanditon Episode 2 does indeed contain a gruesome luncheon party, a few more things to excite and delight… find out at 9pm on ITV…. https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/jmf4gr/sanditon–series-1-episode-2/

Sanditon Drops Tonight

Published by Olly Blackburn

Drop what you’re doing — ploughing the field, cleaning the cistern — and feel free to lose yourself in the ravishing style and mischevious society of early nineteenth century Britain…  

This is my new thing & it’s called ‘Sanditon’

Published by Olly Blackburn

I directed the pilot/ first three episodes, and was lucky enough to work with the incredibly brilliant and talented Grant Montgomery, Sam Perry, Ruth Barrett and David Raedeker creating a beautiful, vivid, intense, energetic Regency world and it’s all right … Continued

The Widow

Published by Olly Blackburn

The 1st half of this epic thriller series was directed by the fantastic Sam Donovan. The 2nd half by me. And it drops on Amazon Prime this Friday., March 1st. Yep, this:

Happy Utopian-dystopian Christmas Everybody

Published by Olly Blackburn

And let’s celebrate with a strong analysis of how social media was inspired by lefty utopians only to become the best friend of authoritarians. Check Tim Wu, he saw this coming ages ago.   https://harpers.org/archive/2019/01/machine-politics-facebook-political-polarization/   “ Social-media technologies have spawned … Continued

Farewell Nic Roeg

Published by Olly Blackburn

A film-making titan from cinema greatest era, one of the few left of that particular breed. So many masterpieces, so much to answer for. He transformed film language and put spiritualism and philosophy into cinema using cinema and among many … Continued

Byebye Burt Reynolds

Published by Olly Blackburn

50% of my early VHS viewing was made up by Burt Reynolds films.     RIP