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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.
"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 #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.