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  •  you're welcome (1+ / 0-)
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    annetteboardman

    BTW, question for you: I haven't tipped or rec'd the diary, since it would seem like bad form.  I assume that I shouldn't.

    It's been a while since I've actually seen those P&P movies.  Someone recently put the whole of Black Narcissus on YouTube in several parts.  If only there wasn't one really cheesy scene, the film would have been well nigh perfect, in its way.

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 09:12:56 PM PDT

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    •  I went ahead and rec'd the diary (1+ / 0-)
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      when I wrote it.  I don't remember if I tipped or not.  The reccing means that you think it is worth reading for others.  I think it is, so I rec it.  As to the tipping -- it doesn't really matter, does it, since FNatM isn't supposed to do anything other than post these diaries.  It can't hide rate, for example.

      •  gave in and..... (1+ / 0-)
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        ....rec'd and tipped, so I suppose that puts me in the "sock puppet" camp for this one :) .  Still, the esoteric nature of this particular FNatM almost guarantees the low # of recs and comments, so I suppose I asked for it.

        Of course, I also forgot to mention movies I'd seen recently, but I've only seen Cheri (with Michelle Pfeiffer) lately.  Will try to see Food, Inc. soon.

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 09:41:54 PM PDT

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    •  I have a question for you (1+ / 0-)
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      I just read (for the first time) Brideshead Revisited.  How is the film?  The tv series?

      •  saw the TV series a long time back (1+ / 0-)
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        From what I understand, the TV series really went for the book whole hog.  (I've not read the book.)  Of course, with a cast like Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick, Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier and others,  you can't really go wrong there in terms of acting power.  Granted, it's sort of the definitive "Masterpiece Theatre" type of TV series, but as far as I remember, you can't do much better for production and care.

        I haven't seen the movie version with Emma Thompson (her as Lady Marchmain is quite an idea), so I can't comment there.  I did read one "tweet" summary of Brideshead Revisited, the novel, from around the time of the series:  "overwritten and underplotted".

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 09:39:19 PM PDT

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