Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Joanna Lewis's "Empire of Sentiment," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Empire of Sentiment: The Death of Livingstone and the Myth of Victorian Imperialism by Joanna Lewis.

The entry begins:
This book begins with the dramatic but slow, painful death of Dr David Livingstone, an old man by this time. A cantankerous Scotsman who at the best of times had a short fuse, his painful demise and sense of failure for not finding the origins of the Nile makes for a tragic end to his life. So I would pick Daniel Day Lewis to play this eccentric and at times deranged characterful Celt. No relation, Lewis would be amazing showing Livingstone’s dark side as well as his quirkiness and soft, sentimental side, as he slowly went mad with frustration.

Livingstone at this time was being carried around and tended to by a group of talented, devoted and eclectic group of African men and women. Also in the party were young boys and girls. Many had been slaves and were still in a form of enslavement. After he died, they...[read on]
Learn more about Empire of Sentiment at the Cambridge University Press website.

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My Book, The Movie: Empire of Sentiment.

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