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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1620 on: December 03, 2019, 06:47:16 AM »
I agree. The authors view the country’s events through Buckingham Palace’s windows. The Great Fog of 1952 in season 2 started it if I recall correctly. And so on.

I love Olivia Colman but her emotions range narrowly from nonplussed to overwhelmed, baffled, discomfited or a variation thereof. She makes Charles look like a shakesperean character in comparison.

Season 4 is rumoured to cast Imelda Staunton as a slightly older Queenie.

I thought that Claire Foy was excellent in the earlier series.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1621 on: December 03, 2019, 06:59:17 AM »
My daughter says that Charles is excellent in the series but I've only watched episode 1 (of Series 3) so far. The  art-historian spy Sir Anthony Blunt, in episode 1 was, in real life, rather like Brian Sewell I've always thought.

I don't recall seeing the real Blunt on TV so I always think of him as portrayed by James Fox in A Question of Attribution

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1622 on: December 03, 2019, 11:39:26 AM »
I don't recall seeing the real Blunt on TV so I always think of him as portrayed by James Fox in A Question of Attribution

Here's Anthony Blunt:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HFl7NdzOOZg

And here's Brian Sewell talking about him:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nuj4HVbQOb8
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1623 on: December 03, 2019, 04:50:27 PM »
I don't recall seeing the real Blunt on TV so I always think of him as portrayed by James Fox in A Question of Attribution

    Samuel West played Blunt before The Crown in the series Cambridge Spies.

     
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1624 on: December 03, 2019, 04:54:17 PM »
     I went to the trouble of acquiring Harmy's Despecialized Edition of the first Star Wars film, thinking I might want to finally watch one of these things. I couldn't make myself do it. I do appreciate the genuine '70s appearance of the film from the bits I looked at.

I have Harmy's Despecialised, which was given to me by a friend. To me, it looks very good! And I do prefer the CGI sequences and other irrelevant things being removed from it.

Ultimately, I prefer a film like Empire Strikes Back or The Last Jedi any day for their own twists and turns from what were established in their preceding films anyway.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1625 on: December 04, 2019, 02:07:16 AM »
Here's Anthony Blunt:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HFl7NdzOOZg

And here's Brian Sewell talking about him:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nuj4HVbQOb8

Thanks for the clips - both raise all sorts of questions - they have probably been done to death in the past.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1626 on: December 08, 2019, 07:22:21 AM »



Slowly trudging through the final season of The Man in the High Castle.  On the left coast you have the Black Communist Rebellion thrown in as something new, while Kido is dealing with imperial political shenanigans and a son with a real bad case of PTSD.  Back east, you've got an interdimensional Nazi with marital problems.  Yeah.  Basically, it's now the Rufus Sewell show, and when he's not on screen, the show is a drag.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1627 on: December 08, 2019, 07:27:58 AM »
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A few years ago I read a book about a man Swedish police group-think passed off as a serial killer, conveniently closing all their cases. He wasn’t one, he was a mental patient they manipulated. He wasn’t the first or the  worst case of this. The series tells the tale of Henry Lee Lucas, who confessed to hundreds of murders.
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« Reply #1628 on: December 08, 2019, 12:32:05 PM »
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  Extremely silly but great fun -- one of my favorites since I was a wee lad.  This episode, Vincent Price has seized control of the submarine with his evil puppets.  It's a fine day to be alive...  ;D




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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1629 on: December 08, 2019, 12:38:47 PM »
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  Extremely silly but great fun -- one of my favorites since I was a wee lad.  This episode, Vincent Price has seized control of the submarine with his evil puppets.  It's a fine day to be alive...  ;D




Oh jeez, I remember that show from when I was about 8.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1630 on: December 08, 2019, 01:51:41 PM »
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