Chimes at Midnight

This past weekend, the beloved Film Forum – one of New York City’s last revival houses – screened a restored version of “Chimes at Midnight,” Orson Welles’ 1965 underrated masterpiece in which he starred as, possibly, the definitive Falstaff. Sadly, this movie hasn’t been seen in either general release or in video/dvd format for thirty… Continue reading Chimes at Midnight

Saving The Prince of Wales

One of the most intriguing stories of the English medieval ages – and like most good stories this one is upfront and personal – involves Prince Hal (the future Henry the Fifth) and the Battle of Shrewbury that took place on July 21, 1403.  For whatever reason, this particular story is overlooked in Shakespeare and… Continue reading Saving The Prince of Wales

Of All Sad Words of Tongue and Pen–

Last month, Freda Warrington’s 2003 novel “In the Court of the Midnight King” was reissued and is available in paperback and Kindle.  It would be my hope that people who enjoy the Murrey and Blue blog would run out and order this lush, grand book of alternate history.  It features Richard the Third, The War… Continue reading Of All Sad Words of Tongue and Pen–