Brideshead Revisited revisited

I went to the cinema again with Mini-Teen
.
.
we don't really talk about the film when we come out, it is bloody freezing and she's underdressed and we rush a little and she chatters away about her plans for the weekend and her need for winter boots as her feet have grown, and against this background rush of her thoughts I find myself wondering what she made of the film since my recollection of the tv series all those years ago bore little resemblence to the version I've just seen (I've read a review or two, and understand that this is a slightly different adaption, for big screen purposes perhaps or just the fancy of the director); makes me think about life, stories and adaptations, what's true for one may not be the truth for another, memories not giving one the whole picture, perspective. . .


I hope that you do something
memorable
today
- special or ordinary -

and I hope you enjoy it

19 comments:

Dave said...

Having read the book, a filum must condense too much for my liking.

Good moning to you too.

I, like the view said...

it's one of those that I haven't read the original - but now maybe I will, to see how the author conveyed the story. . .

Mel said...

k......well, here's where I say I haven't read the book.....nor have I seen the movie....nor do I know what in the world you're talking about in regards to the television series--whateverthatwas.

<-- tempted to rip covers off the sleeping body and sing the 'good morning to YOU' song....

But yaknow, I'd forget what I was gonna ask if I did that. LOL

<-- will patiently wait, instead.

k....I'm WAIT. 'Patiently' mighta been a misrepresentation. *snickering*

Mel said...

Ohhhhhhh.....and isn't it interesting the memory and perspective differences!


<-- has a cuppa coffee and will ponder that one!

:-)

Vicus Scurra said...

How I love to disagree with Dave. I thought the book comprised the same drippy tripe that characterised the tv version. The tv version was remarkable only for the appearance of John Gielgud, (although Nickolas Grace was outstanding too), I still cannot think why Waugh thought it necessary to write so much about so little. Sentimental gooey piffle.
(I do like some of his other stuff, [up to a point]).
Cue old joke.
I liked the prequel which was about the Marchmains in the time of Henry VIII - Brideshead Removed.
I will only be watching the new version if it has Sarah Palin getting her tits out in it.
I hope that this helps.

Dave said...

I don't think it's Waugh's best work - I just meant I thought the film would be worse.

I, like the view said...

dave the film was very very simple. . . perhaps the tv version was too, and that's why I don't remember much about it

vicus Sarah Palin does not get her tits out, altho there is a rather sweet shot of the boys' naked bottoms - I don't know it that is your kind of thing or not? I hope that helps

mel yes, very - I think that's the well revisited lesson of the evening

and I'm sure himself will recall the tv show, and quite possibly have the same recollection as vicus - I think it was probably more of a girly thang

why worry about being patient? I'm sure it's worth starting your weekend off as early as possible - more down (or up!) time. . .

xxx

I, like the view said...

(oh and vicus, the highlight of the film - for me - was the wonderful Michael Gambon)(I always think of The Singing Detective when I see him)(which I enjoyed thoroughly, bus suspect you might think was drippy tripe too)

Vicus Scurra said...

no, definitely not interested in the bottoms (can you send me a link?)
Yes, Mr Gambon is jolly good.
I think you are a little previous in your verdict on Ms Palin.

Rimshot said...

Truth is universal, or it is not truth at all.

I, like the view said...

I'm not previous at all vicus - neither her breasts nor her nipples (I've never quite known what "tits" actually refers to) appear in the film I saw last night

some other film maybe, but not the one I saw last night

shot I beg to differ

Rimshot said...

would you be kind enough to give an example of 'relative' truth?

Dave said...

Good morning. I think Waugh went downhill after Scoop.

I, like the view said...

so if I wanted to read a book of his, which one would you recommend dave?

shot not here

Dave said...

Start with Scoop, if you'd like a gentle laugh. Then I liked his
Sword of Honour series (Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender).

Vicus Scurra said...

How I love to agree with Dave.
Try Scoop.
Even better, try to get hold of the TV version with Donald Pleasance and Denholm Elliot.

Dave said...

What a wonderful day. Vicus has written helpful advice on my blog, and then agreed with me here. The sun is shining.

I, like the view said...

see, I knew all along he was lovely

Mig said...

Love Michael Gambon. He's brilliant.
My step family all revered Waugh (possibly because he was one of a handful of well known Catholic authors) and while I quite liked the books, I resented them a bit. Too clever for me.