Except dealing with my blog and doing home things, I have been involved in family - genealogy research again. I started working on our family tree three years ago, then had a longer break. Last week, I restarted 'working' on the ancestors and enlarging the family tree. I find it so very interesting and exciting. Discovering a 'missing' record/person and a new family connection is like solving a sophisticated puzzle. One thread is leading to another one and another one and so on. It is quite rewarding if I happen to come across a family branch or manage to get in touch with a far relative whom we did not know at all. However, I am successful only on the research connected with my husband's family line as I know almost nothing about my side of the family. I wish I could find anything on my direct ancestors.
Needless, to say my genealogy hobby is as involving as time-consuming. That is why I am lacking time to post more articles on the blog. I will try to make it happen anyway. No matter how I like the interview posts series, I would not want to have interviews only here.
Nevertheless today I am catching up with telling you about our February movies time.
Our shows of the month were:
The Informer - 1932 (drama), directed by John Ford - a study of a man who betrayed his friends and had a man killed to get the money his girlfriend dreamed of to buy tickets to America.
Midsummer's Night Dream - 1935 - a short story turned into a charming fairy tale. Ballet, comedy, fantasy, exquisite special effects (considering the time when the movie was made), it all makes a very enjoyable performance. If the movie was in color, it would be pretty stunning.
The Presidio - 1988 (crime) - with Sean Connery. I had seen the film a long time ago, I am glad we could watch it again. The movie is certainly worth it - good suspense and mystery story.
U-571 - 2000 (war) - one of the best submarine type movies.
Sunshine - 1999 (drama, history) - the story of a few generations of a Hungarian family and how they fit (or they did not) into the history periods of the country. I had seen many movies on WW2 and WW1 in particular European countries but none of them told about realities of those time in Hungary.
- The Tales from The Royal Bedchamber
- The Tales from The Royal Wardrobe
Both made by BBC. Interesting bits and pieces on the royal habits, lifestyle, customs and fashion - the information which you will not find in a typical history handbook.