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Downton Abbey Ushers in a New Era in Britain – DailyNewsGems

By Bill Lucey, 06/18/2022

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A hearty round of applause goes to Julian Fellowes who knocked one out of the park, yet again.

The second movie spinoff of Downton Abbey hit the theaters a few weeks ago and is being met with mostly favorable reviews.

As of June 17, 2022, “Downton Abbey: A New Era” has grossed $41.6 million in the United States and Canada and $45.5 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $87.1 million.

Many passionate Downton followers, including myself, think “Downton Abbey: A New Era” was a better written, more entertaining, offering than the last motion picture.

Lady Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) voice is used in order for the production company to transition from a silent film to a talkie.

And as an added bonus, in this second Downton Abbey movie, viewers feast their eyes on a French villa in the south of France. It was Villa Roccabella located about an hour from Saint-Tropez, which features extensive gardens, a heated outdoor pool, yoga deck and a private beach (used in the swimming scene with Tom and Lucy Branson). It was designed in the late 19th century by Hans-Georg Tersling, a Danish architect.

Source: Downton Abbey Ushers in a New Era in Britain – DailyNewsGems

The Legacy of The Godfather–50-Year Anniversary – DailyNewsGems

By Bill Lucey, 04/07/2022

Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, John Cazale
Photo Credit: Everett Collection

Lost in the sheer madness during the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, was an epic milestone in motion picture history.

The Godfather, the 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola celebrated its 50-year anniversary.

Sean “Diddy” Combs introduced Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino in a tribute to the Godfather Trilogy that was (in my opinion) much too brief for such a brilliant masterpiece.

Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola discuss a ‘Godfather’ scene on location in Little Italy.
Photo Credit: Anthony Pescatore/NY Daily News via Getty Images

During the 1973 Academy Awards, The Godfather was nominated for 10 awards, coming away with three, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Marlon Brando).

Source: The Legacy of The Godfather–50-Year Anniversary – DailyNewsGems