Ep. 9: “The Abominable Bride” (2016)

Welcome to Spooky October at Costume Drama Rewind! All month long, we’ll be tackling historical films that have a supernatural element. We kicked it off with “The Abominable Bride,” the Sherlock episode that returns its characters to their 1890s origins.

*Learn about how the Victorians invented – or at least perfected – the modern ghost story here and here, and how they enjoyed a brief spell as a beloved Christmas tradition.

*Vincent Starret’s poem 221b is worth a read.

*Get lost in the archives of The Strand.

*Meet Dr. James Barry, the woman who passed as one of Britain’s most male celebrated doctors for half a century.

*Bonus: The Honest Trailer for Sherlock is one of their best.

Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993) Costume Drama Rewind

We're back from our summer break and kicking off our second season with "Gettysburg," the 1993 war epic, directed by Ron Maxwell and starring Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Kevin Conway, and Stephen Lang. Instead of just walking you through each part of the battle, in this episode, we're here to provide some context for what happened during these three days, what the stakes were for the Union and the Confederacy, and what the result meant for the American Civil War going forward.*Despite what "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" may have told you, there appear to have been no actual vampires in the Battle of Gettysburg.
  1. Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993)
  2. Season 1, Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale
  3. Season 1, Episode 22: Jo March Madness Round 3: "Little Women" (2018) vs. (2019)
  4. Season 1, Episode 21: Jo March Madness Round 2: "Little Women" 1994 vs. 2017
  5. Season 1, Episode 20.5: Jo March Madness Minisode – Louisa May Alcott

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