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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1400 on: April 19, 2019, 12:20:23 PM »
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How is drummer girl? I think that was the last book of his I really enjoyed, except for rereading Cold, but the movie with Diane Keaton was lousy.

If you come across the old Alec Guinness shows based on the Karla books they are excellent.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1401 on: April 19, 2019, 02:03:15 PM »
How is drummer girl? I think that was the last book of his I really enjoyed, except for rereading Cold, but the movie with Diane Keaton was lousy.

If you come across the old Alec Guinness shows based on the Karla books they are excellent.

On the whole Drummer Girl was actually very good. I could gripe that they take pains in the first episode to show that its set in the early 80's with design and fashion etc - then promptly seem to forget that, especially the lead actress whose dialogue and delivery and attitude comes from 2018. But, meh, that needn't be a deal-breaker. Its also possible that the oddly mannered performances by those actors playing the Israelis contrasting with the more natural performances by those playing the Palestinians might upset the careful balance just a little for some viewers. I haven't read that book of LeCarre's (or seen the earlier film to compare) but the story seems one of his best, and most politically subtle, and that made the viewing worthwhile - and made me want to check out the novel in the near future.

What was it about the Diane Keaton film that made it so bad?

I remember liking the Alec Guiness Tinker, Taylor when I saw it many years ago,
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1402 on: April 19, 2019, 03:20:02 PM »
On the whole Drummer Girl was actually very good. I could gripe that they take pains in the first episode to show that its set in the early 80's with design and fashion etc - then promptly seem to forget that, especially the lead actress whose dialogue and delivery and attitude comes from 2018. But, meh, that needn't be a deal-breaker. Its also possible that the oddly mannered performances by those actors playing the Israelis contrasting with the more natural performances by those playing the Palestinians might upset the careful balance just a little for some viewers. I haven't read that book of LeCarre's (or seen the earlier film to compare) but the story seems one of his best, and most politically subtle, and that made the viewing worthwhile - and made me want to check out the novel in the near future.

What was it about the Diane Keaton film that made it so bad?

I remember liking the Alec Guiness Tinker, Taylor when I saw it many years ago,
I really cannot recall. Maybe Diane Keaton, who is often bad. But I recall it being slow.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1403 on: April 20, 2019, 05:25:39 PM »
A big thank-you to George & Ken, as I've just finished up The Larry Sanders Show...
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1404 on: April 20, 2019, 05:33:38 PM »
A big thank-you to George & Ken, as I've just finished up The Larry Sanders Show...
"Looks like they settled out of court."

Glad you enjoyed it, Karl!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1405 on: April 20, 2019, 06:15:27 PM »
Glad you enjoyed it, Karl!
Ditto!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1406 on: April 21, 2019, 04:20:36 AM »
I'm wetting myself.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1407 on: April 21, 2019, 07:08:47 AM »
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he is warm for life.

 

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