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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Brideshead Revisited and Remastered

Photo by Salt Water New England

 Now available on BritBox. 

15 comments:

  1. I like this series. It's immersive and the acting is good. I can't say it's freestanding, from the book--I wish I'd been hit more over the head with the plot twists.

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  2. Wonderful to see the original back and remastered.

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  3. Looking forward to revisiting this classic. I watched it when it was first broadcast on PBS. I seem to remember Bill Buckley providing some commentary/hosting the episodes. I think he spoke about the book/series from the Catholic perspective.
    JRC

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  4. Can't wait! Thank you!

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  5. Funny -- I'm just finishing Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy (amazing) and was planning to re-read Brideshead. I will certainly re-watch the series; the performances are phenomenal, esp. Gielgud and Olivier. The guy who played Bridey was great too.

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    1. And let us not forget Rex Mottram, catechumen, and the sacred monkeys in the Vatican. I don't know what it's like where you are, but I can see the sun shining outside, even though it might be raining spiritually if the Pope says it is.

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  6. "So nice of you to come all this way, Mr. Jawkins."
    "Abroad! There are some excellent schools abroad, I believe."

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    1. "Well, I'm the worst person to come to for advice. I've never been 'short,' as you so painfully call it. And yet what else could you say? Hardup? Penurious? Distressed? Embarrassed? Stony-broke?" (Snuffle) "On the rocks? In Queer Street? Let us say you are in Queer Street and leave it at that.."

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    2. "Your cousin Melchior got into a very queer street. He went to Australia."

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    3. "Your cousin Melchior worked his passage to Australia before the mast." (Snuffle) "What, I wonder, is 'before the mast'?"

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    4. You're quoting from the book. I was quoting from the BBC TV series where a lot of the characters'lines are attenuated. The book also explaines why Ned Ryder is so unsympathetic when Charles says he has run out of money. In the series the reason for his father's apparent indifference is never revealed.

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  7. I re-read this two years ago and I made a list of all food and drinks mentioned in it as I went along. It starts with "Soya beans and Basic English" and ends with "tea".

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  8. One of my very favorite novels- I reread it every 5 years or so. Also loved the 1981 PBS miniseries. Ah... when Cara (reclining in the sumptuous shade of a Venetian palazzo courtyard) says "Come, Charles, let's sit in the shade and talk of love..." Sigh.

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  9. I remember watching the original series on PBS while reclined in bed. A lifestyle to which to which I can not obtain, but enjoyed watching.

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