ibmiller said: Also, I'm curious - have you read Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier? It's a story that reminds me an awful lot of Brideshead Revisited, although I enjoy Good Soldier a fair bit more.
I haven’t, though the fact that it takes place at WW1 and a quick skimming of the summary suggests that it has only surface things in common with the Waugh novel…or that our priorities are very different.
Can I just tumblr savior the 2008 Brideshead Revisited film out of existence?
marycrawley tagged me while simultaneously calling me out for never posting on tumblr anymore demanding my five desert island movies. tea-and-taiko catie-does-things ibmiller you can do this too if you want. Or not.
- Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- When Harry Met Sally (1989)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- A Man For All Seasons (1966)
- My Fair Lady (1964)
Ongoing thoughts regarding The Angel’s Game:
I’m pretty sure Andreas Corelli is an angel. A fallen angel. Quite possible Lucifer. Perhaps not literally, but metaphorically. One thing I am completely certain of: I do not trust him.
I’m on page 221 and I haven’t put this book down since the moment I opened the cover.
Have you gotten to the part where he says he was “kicked out of his father’s house”?
A+ effort to the Pottermore team for specifically setting out to correct/add to/improve scenes from the movies.
The only new canon is that Luna’s mother’s name was Pandora
I also enjoyed dangling Bill’s fang earring very much
Oh hey Luna and I now share a trait
Sawston Hall, Cambridgeshire. This Tudor house is just down the road from here, and is currently up for sale with its 60 acres of land (asking price £4.75 million). Whoever buys it will become the owner of a place that is riddled with priest holes and is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Queen Mary I, who is believed to have slept here. The walls of the current building were constructed with stone from the ruins of Cambridge Castle. Within the grounds of the Hall is a colony of the very rare Cambridge Milk Parsley- so there is plenty of botanical interest as well as historical!
Maybe I should begin a kickstarter campaign to raise money so I can buy back the family estate. That’s just weird and esoteric enough to work, right?
a very limited defense of Anakin Skywalker
In my head, this post has always been the natural follow up to my Death Star rant, aka “why Luke was totally justified in blowing up the Death Star and certainly not a mass murderer.” Actually I’m not sure they have anything to do with each other, but anyway.
It’s not canon so it’s more interesting than relevant to this discussion, but I feel it worth noting that in the NPR radio drama of Star Wars Vader actually does actively protest the Death Star being used on Alderaan. He tells Tarkin that Alderaan’s importance means they should at least consult the Emperor before blowing it sky high (and maybe Palps would have okayed that so it doesn’t really matter.) Tarkin pulls rank on Vader, effectively saying that “the Emperor put me in charge, Ani, back off” and that ends the argument.
I always got the sense that Vader found the DS distasteful and the expanded scene was stuck in to reinforce the implicit.