On Sunday evening, March 29th, we streamed the new feature film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears from Acorn. This is a follow-on to the well-regarded Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries produced for Australian television. The “Miss Fisher” of the title is The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, played by Essie Davis. Phryne grew up rough, tough, and poor, until a distant cousin in England popped off, and an heir search found Phryne’s father the only claimant to a barony and sizable fortune. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are popular with Steampunks because of the period biplanes, steam trains, motorcars, and motorcycles … Continue reading Review: Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
Lizzie Borden Had an Axe… And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. …or so the rhyme goes. But did Lizzie really hack her parents to death? Was Lizzie a … Continue reading An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”
Guys, this was hard. Like, waaaaaaaay harder than I expected. It turns out there are LOT of Steampunk movies with a bit of the gothic or macabre so they’d work for Halloween. I decided to choose five categories and … Continue reading Top 5 Movie Picks for your Steampunk Halloween
What’s in a Name? Steampunk Before “Steam-punks” You may recall that last year here on the Journal we had ourselves a “30th birthday party” all of April in honor of the term “Steampunk.” I also had the great pleasure and … Continue reading What’s in a Name? Steampunk Before “Steampunk”
For all of the allure and general popularity of steampunk settings, there’s a surprising dearth of popular films that have used them. That’s not to say there aren’t any examples, but they tend to be few and far between. Also, … Continue reading Which Film Genres Should Try Steampunk?
With the recent passing of 21st October 2015, it got me thinking about the links between Back to the Future and steampunk. Obviously in this article I’ll be covering the third chapter of the trilogy that sees Doc Brown thrown back to the Old West where he starts to “invent” modern day items using mid 19th century equipment and on purpose or by accident they turn out looking steampunk. Continue reading “Back to the Future and Steampunk”
Back at the beginning of January, I listed a number of films that I’d like to see converted to steampunk and rebooted. With the Fight Club suggestion, I converted a quote as to how a high brow Victorian might have said the same thing. It got me wondering what other favourite quotes from popular films could be changed to Victorian/steampunk and how they would sound. Continue reading “Change a film quote to steampunk”
Filmonic posted an interesting article earlier this year which showed a list of the 11 (why that particular number is beyond me when 10 is a perfectly rounded figure) films ever made that have a steampunk element. Continue reading “Which are the most steampunk films ever made?”