Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Media. Show all posts

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steampunk in Mainstream media this week…

Two articles of note from the mainstream media about Steampunk this week… first, the New York Times had an intriguing piece on the intellectual rights of the Sherlock Holmes stories.  Very enlightening to see how the rights have progressed over time, and how some of the works came about (e.g. Young Sherlock Holmes, ect…).  To view this article, please turn here:

Steampunk Elegence“, by ~DaisyViktoria
(The lady’s main website is located here.)
Of all places to discuss fashion, the Wall Street Journal makes a passing mention about Steampunk, but I shall leave it to the reader to ascertain if it was a compliment, negative statement, or a minor platitude.  To see the article on “What’s Out”, please turn to:
Until tomorrow – Good day!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Neo-Victorian Media: The Adventures of Ellie Connelly

Found an online graphic endeavor involving an adventuresome young lady, secret societies, ancient mysteries, and much more, set in the Steampunk era.  While not *exactly* Steampunk, the series is still quite new, and it appears that there is quite a bit of classic genre tidbits to fit well within the realm of Neo-Victorian and Steampunk tales to enthrall many readers with its plotline.
A snippet from the latest installment of “The Adventures of Ellie Connelly”
Do take a moment to acquaint oneself with this promising series.  I will be linking it to the sidebar for easy reference, but in the mean time, it can be read at:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Historical Media: The Young Victoria

Located the trailer for an upcoming movie based on Queen Victoria.  As I endeavor to improve my own knowledge of Victorian era, it seemed as most historical accountings were a bit drab when narrating the name sake for the RL era that Steampunk would take place.

Understandable, there are certain liberties that any screenwriter indulges with in the production of a movie based on historical individuals (as outlined in the Wiki already designed for the movie).  Nonetheless, not only does it appear to provide a generalized sense of the era, but the background for the work looks specular!

The production will have a “limited run” in the states starting December 18th, but was released in the UK back in March, and had a British DVD release in July, so… if it is the first time you are seeing it in the US, do enjoy, or if you have been fortunate enough to have already seen it, please feel free to provide your own thoughts on it!