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"POLDARK" SERIES TWO (1977) EPISODES ONE TO FIVE

A very strange thing occurred some forty-four years ago. Twenty years following the publication of the fourth novel of his "POLDARK" series, "Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793", Winston Graham's fifth novel in the series was published - namely "The Black Moon: A Novel of Cornwall, 1794-1795" (1973). Producers Morris Barry and Anthony Coburn had already adapted Graham's first four novels in 1975. The pair waited another two years before they adapted the suivant three novels in the series, including "The Black Moon"

Most of the cast managed...
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"ROSS POLDARK AND NOBLESSE OBLIGE"

"You are mistaken if toi think greed and exploitation are the marks of a gentleman." - Ross Poldark to George Warleggan, "P0LDARK" (2015)

When I had first heard Ross Poldark speak those words to his nemesis, George Warleggan in Episode Eight of the current "POLDARK" series, I found myself wondering if Ross might be full of shit. ou perhaps he was either illusional . . . ou a class bigot. Regardless, I could not help but roll my eyes at his remark.

I realize that some might wonder how I could accuse Ross Poldark . . . Ross Poldark of class bigotry. This man has...
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posted by DR76
"A LETTER FROM VERITY"

In Winston Graham's 1953 novel, "WARLEGGAN: A NOVEL OF CORNWALL, 1792-1793", Verity Poldark Blamey had attended the wedding of her widowed sister-in-law, Elizabeth Chynoweth Poldark, to banker, George Warleggan.

Since the novel's protagonist Ross Poldark and his wife Demelza Carne Poldark did not attend the wedding, Verity wrote a letter to her cousin-in-law. Below is a passage from that letter:

"I hope Ross is prospering. I need hardly be told the effect Elizabeth’s marriage to George Warleggan will have had on him, and now that they are coming to live beside toi it...
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"POLDARK" SERIES TWO (2016): EPISODES FIVE TO TEN

Sometime ago, I had expressed my feelings about "POLDARK", the 1975 adaptation of Winston Graham's 1953 novel, "Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793". Needless to say, my opinions were not global, ensemble positive. Then I focused my attention of Debbie Horsfield's récent adaptation of the novel. Considering the writer/television producer's boast that this new adaptation would be plus faithful to Graham's literary saga, I found myself wondering how she would handle the writer's most contoversiall entry in his series.

Series Two of the new "POLDARK"...
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"POLDARK" (1975) AND MISOGYNY


I have just finished the first half of the 1970s adaptation of the “POLDARK” novels. The 1975 series covered the saga’s first four novels in sixteen episodes. And Episodes Thirteen to Sixteen adapted Winston Graham’s 1953 novel, "Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793". And how did I feel about it?

Personally, I was disgusted. Those episodes, especially Episodes Fifteen and Sixteen, struck me as one of the most blatant displays of misogyny I have ever seen on television. Episode Fifteen featured the rape of the character, Elizabeth Poldark par her cousin-in-law...
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (1975): EPISODES THIRTEEN TO SIXTEEN

The fourth novel in Winston Graham's "POLDARK" literary series, "Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793" (1953) proved to be a big game changer in the saga. The novel featured the death of a major character, which in turn, led to some surprising schisms within the family of the saga's protagonist, Revolutionary War veteran and Cornish landowner Ross Poldark. plus importantly, "Warleggan" also featured a major controversy that proved to be quite a challenge for the BBC's adaptation of the novel.

Producers Morris Barry and Anthony Coburn...
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"POLDARK" SERIES TWO (2016) EPISODES ONE TO FOUR

Following my viewing of the 1975 series, "POLDARK" and its adaptation of Winston Graham's 1950 novel, "Jeremy Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791", I decided to view Debbie Horsfield's récent adaptation of the same novel, spread out in four episodes during its seconde series. Needless to say, my experience with this adaptation of "Jeremy Poldark" proved to be a different kettle of fish.

Series Two's first episode began a jour ou two after the final scene of Series One - namely Ross Poldark's arrest par the local militia for instigating a riot...
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (1975): EPISODES NINE TO TWELVE

It has been a while since I had last viewed "POLDARK", the BBC's 1975-77 adaptation of Winston Graham's literary series about the post-war life of a British Army officer American Revolutionary War veteran named Ross Poldark. Real life and several films releases distracted my attention from the series. Eventually, I found the time to watch Series One's adaptation of Graham's 1950 novel, "Jeremy Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791".

Episode Eight had ended on a grim note. Ross' new smelting company ended in failure after his cousin Francis...
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canard, drake Carne left the Poldark church in a daze. His mind was in a whirl. His cœur, coeur was aching, like it never ached before. He still couldn't believe it, that should have been him up there saying 'I do.' It should have been him who was walking out of the church with her. 'Twas canard, drake who should've been the bridegroom. But she seemed Lost to him forever now. Almost mechanically he walked down the road, placing one foot in front of the other. He was like a machine now, going from one task to the other, never saying a word, never montrer emotion. That night he refused to take super, insetting instead...
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We all loved the passionate romance between Ross and Demelza. But with the arrival of some new characters, fans of the hit drama now turn their eyes to the Romeo and Juliet of Cornwall. But before I tell of the l’amour I must tell on the couple.

Drake Carne, is the little brother of Demelza Poldark. He is eighteen years old and has just moved to Cornwall with his brother, Sam, after the death of their father. canard, drake has a kind and carefree spirit much like his sister. Going about the countryside with a song upon his lips, canard, drake brightens up any room. He is tall in appearance with curly dark hair,...
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With the sound of rhythmic drums and beautiful Cornish landscapes, the story of our hero opens. A woman, astride an uncontrolled horse, blots across the rolling green hills in Cornwall. The rider cries out in distress, but not a soul comes to her aid. Elizabeth, formerly known as a Poldark now turned Warleggan races along the cliffs, unable to bring the station to a halt. The distance between a steep, watery fall and she closes. The gap becoming smaller with each leap and bound. But off in the distance, a man stands holding his chevaux bride, patte d’oie in check. Ross sees the oncoming disaster and rushes...
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (1975): EPISODES FIVE TO EIGHT

Over a an ago, I began watching the BBC's 1975-77 adaptation of Winston Graham's literary series about the life of a British Army officer and American Revolutionary War veteran, following his return to his accueil in Cornwall. The first four episodes of "POLDARK" proved to be adaptation of the first novel in Graham's series, 1945's "Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787". Episodes Five to Eight focused on the series' seconde novel, 1946's "Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790".

Episode Four ended with Ross Poldark, a Cornish landowner...
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Taking time to think over what I have to say, I take the time to write down the following.

While many think Elizabeth, only married George because of her financial problems, this is not the main reason. First it was to get back at Ross. Here is why.

First. Elizabeth didn't not have to marry Francis, she was not held down my any binding contract, but she married him all the same. She a dit she regretted it, but I feel that is only because she wanted to make Ross jealous. I doubt anyone noticed the many visits she paid him at his house not accompanied anyone. Back then, that would have been considered...
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ADAPTING “WARLEGGAN”

Do many fans of the current adaptation of Winston Graham’s “POLDARK” saga have an unnatural hatred of the character known as Elizabeth Chynoweth Poldark Warleggan? ou do they merely dislike her? Did this “dislike” lead producer Debbie Horsfield and the BBC to sanction a major change in the relationship between Elizabeth and the saga’s protagonist, Ross Poldark during the series’ Season Two? A change that I personally found disturbing? ou was it something else?

Last summer, I encountered rumors that “POLDARK” producer Debbie Horsfield and the BBC had...
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (2015): EPISODES FIVE TO EIGHT

Within the past year, I had developed a major interest in auteur Winston Graham's 1945-2002 "POLDARK" literary saga and the two télévision adaptations of it. Series One of the seconde adaptation produced par Debbie Horsfield, premiered on the BBC (in Great Britain) and PBS (in the United States) last year. Consisting of eight episodes, Series One of "POLDARK" was an adaptation of 1945's "Ross Poldark - A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787" and "Demelza - A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790". Whereas Episodes One to Four adapted the 1945 novel, Episodes...
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Having seen both the original series and the newest version, as well as read a good amount of the books, it is sûr, sans danger to say that there are a lot of things wrong with the original PBS series. Don't get me wrong, I l’amour Poldark, the story, the characters, and most of all the romance of Ross and Demelza. But why is it that Poldark (2015) surpasses it's predecessor with such flying colors, when in fact it was made when the auteur of the livres was still alive and was in fact a consultant? Well, it's simple, the writers of the original series differed too much from the novels. When adapting a novel...
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"JUDGING ELIZABETH POLDARK"

To this day, I am amazed at the level of hostility directed at the Elizabeth Chynoweth Poldark character in the two BBC series titled, "POLDARK". Quite frankly, I find this hostility to be bordered on the level of a psychotic.

Then it finally occurred to me.

Perhaps the real reason why so many fans dislike Elizabeth – and I am making a major assumption here - is that they see her as an obstacle in the road to Ross Poldark and Demelza Carne Poldark’s "twu luv" ou "perfect" relationship. As far as these fans are concerned, Ross and Demelza should spend their entire...
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (1975): EPISODES ONE TO FOUR

A few years ago, I had tried a stab at the first episode of the 1975-1977 series, "POLDARK", which starred Robin Ellis. After viewing ten minutes of theatrical jouer la comédie and dated photographie in Episode One on toi Tube, I gave up.

Last summer, I read all of the hullaballoo surrounding this new adaptation with Aidan Turner in the lead. Utilizing Netflix, I tried my luck again with the 1975 series and ended up enjoying the first four episodes (I have yet to watch any further episodes) and quite enjoyed it. I enjoyed both versions so much that I took...
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"POLDARK" SERIES ONE (2015): EPISODES ONE TO FOUR

In the years between 2010 and 2015, I have not been able to stumble across a new British period drama that really impressed me. Five years. That is a hell of a long time for a nation with a sterling reputation for period dramas in both films and television. Fortunately, the five-year dry spell finally came to an end (at least for me) with the arrival of "POLDARK", the BBC's new adaptation of Winston Graham's literary series.

I am certain that some people would point out that during this five-year period, the ITV network aired Julian Fellowes'...
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"POLDARK" (1996) Review

Over seventy years il y a marked the publication of auteur Winston Graham's first entry in his novel series about a former British Army officer who had served in the American Revolution and his life experiences following his return to accueil in Cornwall. The BBC aired a successful télévision series that was based upon Graham's first seven novels in 1975 and 1977.

Four years after the publication of his seventh novel, Graham concluded his literary series with five plus between 1981 and 2002. In 1996, the HTV channel produced a pilot episode, which proved to be an adaptation...
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