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Brideshead Re-revisited
« on: June 23, 2008, 11:54:21 AM »
So they are remaking Brideshead Revisited. Now I haven't seen the first one, but its supposed to be a classic, and Jeremy Irons is in it. This preview certainly makes the story look interesting.....
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2246246681/

but still, why remake it when there are so many other books to turn into movies


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 11:58:37 AM »
Including better ones by Waugh.

I liked Brideshead though, it really is quite good.

Oooh and this one has Felicity Jones in it, yummy :)
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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 12:08:51 PM »
Also, they could have put Jeremy Irons in it instead of Michael Gambon. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Dumbledore 2.0, but he is no Jeremy Irons!


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 12:17:32 PM »
Er, he played Ryder in the ITV one and he's not really the right type for Lord Marchmaine, Gambon's actualluy a pretty good choice.

I mean the parents in the previous one were Larry Olivier and Claire Bloom, while in this one they're Emma Thompson and Gambon, I think it's quite good casting really.

Nice to see they're still using Castle Howard, though at first I thought it was Longleat.


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 12:22:13 PM »
I'm prepared to hate it on sight.

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:) I'm joking, a little. But I have done some research into this and I really dislike what they've done with the story. WHY must so many great classics (books and films) be turned into 21st-century Hollywood pap that all looks and sounds alike? Same cliches, same love triangles, everything unique and original sanded off so there can't be anything thought-provoking or inspiring. I'm so sick of it.


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 12:25:24 PM »
I can't find a great deal on the plot of the film and i tend to not trust trailers to provide an accurate synopsis, so what did they do to it?


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 08:02:31 PM »
Bear in mind I'm only going on what I've been able to hear and read about it so far.

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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 04:50:57 AM »
Bear in mind I'm only going on what I've been able to hear and read about it so far.

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Yep that does sound pretty disrespectful to Waugh's intent especially
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but rest of it also. Sigh


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 08:10:59 AM »
I watched The End of the Affair (Ralph Fiennes version) and there was def an anti-theology element to it. I read the book and it seemed similiar. The last line was the exact same anyway. I really liked that book!


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 08:14:39 AM »
Er The End of the Affair is by Graham Greene. Greene did have a slightly different take on his faith than Waugh.


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 08:20:42 AM »
In what way? I haven't seen the Fiennes film, though I love the book. I'm just curious about your take about the differences between the two men's theological views. I love their work -- probably Greene's more than Waugh's -- but I know relatively little about many of the other aspects of their lives.
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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008, 08:23:37 AM »
I'm sorry. I know that THe End of the Affair is by Graham Greene., I should have specified it for anyone who doesn't know

I have yet to read Brideshead, so I can't discuss the theological differences. All I remember about The End of The Affair was the last line.
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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2008, 07:26:00 AM »
OK so I saw the film last night.

Taken on its own merits it's not too bad. As an adaptation thought it's woefully far from the mark.

The novels central theme really is the working of divine grace but the central theme in the film seems to be "They fuck you up, your Mum and the priests"

Which is pretty antithecal to Waugh's intent really.

Still Julia was lovely.





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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2008, 07:46:06 AM »
Julia Who?


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Re: Brideshead Re-revisited
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2008, 07:50:02 AM »
Lady Julia Flyte, she's the sister of Sebastian in the film she's played by Hayley Atwell.