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Posted on 2006.02.17 at 17:49


Pink Lady
seekie at 2006-02-19 10:59 (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm, I finished it in the early hours of this morning LOL And I've posted a little review and caps over at my place... Very good, very interesting; and I'm absolutely stunned by Jon's performance... He's a natural, that guy :) Somehow I think his earlier films are even better that his recent ones. The almost "stage-like" settings in parts really suits him. Maybe he should try a Shakespeare play next? LOL! Thanks for the rec you and Capella made a long time back. I'm very happy with this series :) Would love to hear your thoughts on it!!! Btw, have you watched the "making of" as well? With interviews and such?
elfscribe5 at 2006-02-20 07:00 (UTC) (Link)
I read Gormenghast as a teenager not too long after I first discovered Tolkien. I remember thinking it very strange and disturbing, not exactly a fun read, but filled with characters and scenes so powerful that I remember them to this day - such as the battle between the cook and Flay (wasn't Christopher Lee great?) And yes JRM was perfect as Steerpike, who is my favorite character. Even though he is conniving, I did find him sympathetic. He is the only one in that whole bunch of people stultified by tradition and adherence to rank who is able to act outside of his birthright or really to DO anything at all. And one has to admire how clever he is. Interesting that no one noticed him or could remember his name, and so he was able to work his machinations virtually invisible. I did watch the making of - and found it very interesting. I loved the bit about the white crow.
Yes, JRM'd be perfect in Shakespeare. If you haven't seen it already, rent The Lion in Winter with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close. JRM was so good as King Philip.
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