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Showing posts from December, 2022

2022: The Year in Review

It's the end of another year, and so time for the now-traditional Cinema Essentials end of year review.  So what's been happening on the site this year? Well, you might be thinking "Not much!". And you could be forgiven for that. But things have still been ticking over, even if it hasn't been quite as busy this year. Me, trying to think of something interesting to say about  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit . We Are 5 Cinema Essentials celebrated its 5th birthday in July. That means this site has now been running for nearly five and a half years, which is longer than six of Liz Taylor's marriages.

Classic TV: Sharpe

Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, the TV series Sharpe  provided Sean Bean with his most famous role as Richard Sharpe, a British army officer fighting against the French during the Napoleonic Wars. The series followed Sharpe's wartime exploits across 14 feature-length television films, originally broadcast between 1993 and 1997. These were followed by two additional two-part stories set in India and broadcast in 2006 and 2008.