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 3, Episode 1: "Gladiator" (2000) Costume Drama Rewind

Welcome to season three of Costume Drama Rewind! We’re back with a movie historians love to hate. Released in 2000, Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, a hologram of Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, and DUMBLEDORE!
  1. Season 3, Episode 1: "Gladiator" (2000)
  2. Season 3 Preview
  3. Season 2, Episode 7: "42" (2013)
  4. Season 2, Episode 6: "A Man for All Seasons" (1966)
  5. Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

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