The Hours, Virginia and Leonard at the Train Station

This Train station in Richmond, England scene from the film, The Hours, has so much emotional intelligence it should be mandatory viewing for couples. Forgive the image quality (obviously not HD) of this video capture and listen closely to Virginia and Leonard work through the argument to understanding/empathy and love. When Leonard collapses in the classic British semi-collapse, sans tears, then looks up at Virginia to inquire, “Are you hungry”? A sincere inner boy creature comfort line after a difficult obstacle has been overcome.

It is readily apparent how well acted this scene is by both actors.  The reason the acting seems so genuine is that it is drawing on universal themes and human frailty.

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Stenkrith Park, Kirkby Stephen, UK Published on November 17, 2019 Fujifilm, X-T2 Free to use under the Unsplash License The River Eden starts its life up on Black Fell Moss in the Mallerstang valley. By the time it’s made its way out of Mallerstang into the Vale of Eden, it starts cutting through the brockram rock (a type of mix of limestone and sandstone). South of Kirkby Stephen, at Stenkrith Park, the Eden drops dramatically into a gorge called Coopkarnel, otherwise known as the Devil’s Grinding Mill. It’s a spectacular sight from the Millennium Bridge, and the roaring sound makes your tummy flip in awe of the forces involved.

The Hours Richmond Train Station Virginia and Leanord scene.  

The Hours Film

  Publisher Description The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace. The Hours is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Virginia Woolf and Leonard train station scene at Richmond, UK from the film, the Hours

 

Understanding Memory: Explaining the Psychology of Memory through Movies

Welcome to Understanding Memory. Someone once said that memory is fascinating because sometimes we forget what we want to remember, and sometimes we remember what we want to forget. Sometimes we remember events that never happened or never happened the way we remember them. I want to show you how memory works, why it sometimes fails, and what we can do to enhance it. Based on my recent book – Memory and Movies: What Films Can Teach Us About Memory (MIT Press, 2015) – I will introduce the scientific study of human memory by focusing on a select group of topics with widespread appeal. To facilitate your understanding, I will use clips from numerous films to illustrate different aspects of memory – describing what has been learned about memory in a nontechnical way for people with no prior background in psychology. Many of us love watching movies because they offer an unparalleled opportunity for entertainment, even if entertaining films are not always scientifically accurate. Still, I believe we can learn much about memory from popular films if we watch them with an educated eye. Welcome once more. I look forward to showing you what movies can teach us about memory.
Virginia and Leonard train station scene
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The Recorded Voice Of Virginia Woolf

This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called “Craftsmanship” and was part of a series entitled “Words Fail Me”. The audio is accompanied by a slideshow of photographs of Virginia Woolf. The text was published as an essay in “The Death of the Moth and Other Essays” (1942), and I’ve transcribed the recorded portion here:
Richmond, UK Published on August 21, 2022 NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON D3300 Free to use under the Unsplash License

LITERATURE – Virginia Woolf

In her novels and essays, Virginia Woolf captured the intimate moments of the 20th century like no one else. She opens our eyes to the neglected value of daily experiences.
Keld, Richmond, UK Published on July 13, 2020 Free to use under the Unsplash License To my mind this is the quintessential Swaledale scene. Swaledale sheep grazing, grey barns as far as the eye can see, the curves of the valley, the fields neatly segmented by drystone walls, this scene has it all. Shot from Cloggerby Rigg near Thwaite.

The Waves: An Evening of Virginia Woolf at 92Y

Edward Mendelson introduces Kristin Hutchinson and Liz Kettle, reading from Virginia Woolf. Follow 92Y on Twitter: http://Twitter.com/92Y on Facebook: http://Facebook/92ndStreetY Read more on the 92Y Blog: http://Blog.92Y.org

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