Sleepy Hollow (1999) Punks an American Revolution Myth

The History of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The story first appeared in print in 1820 as a short story. Since then, it’s gone on to be one of the most enduring American ghost stories of all time. In Washington Irving’s original tale, a hapless schoolteacher in New York state is pursued by a ghost in 1790. I remember watching a short Disney adaptation at Halloween every year in elementary school. Compared to its adaptation by director Tim Burton in 1999, that was definitely child’s play. The Movie Punks the Original In the film, the character of Ichabod Crane has been fundamentally altered. (Except, perhaps, for … Continue reading Sleepy Hollow (1999) Punks an American Revolution Myth

Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Blackfriar’s Bridge, London

  Like so many places in London, Blackfriar’s Bridge has an official name that hardly anyone knows. It was originally named Pitt Bridge for the Prime Minister, William Pitt, who was in power when it was first built in 1769. But, … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Taste of the Victorian Era: Blackfriar’s Bridge, London