dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Atonement is so brilliantly written, that if I were to quote all my favorite passages, I'd max out the post-length. But the below quote is probably my favorite, as much for the 'thereness' of love in it, as for the underlying theme (thrhoughout the book) of the importance of words, for good or ill.

HERE:

Cecilia wrote every week. In love with her, willing himself to stay sane for her, he was naturally in love with her words. When he wrote back, he pretended to be his old self, he lied his way into sanity. For fear of his psychiatrist, who was also their censor, they could never be sensual, or even emotional. His was considered a modern, enlightened prison, despite its Victorian chill. He had been diagnosed, with clinical precision, as morbidly oversexed, and in need of help as well as correction. He was not to be stimulated. Some letters – both his and hers – were confiscated for some timid expression of affection. So they wrote about literature, and used characters as codes. At Cambridge, they had passed each other by on the street. All those books, those happy or tragic couples they had never met to discuss! Tristan and Isolde, the Duke Orsino and Olivia (and Malvolio too), Troilus and Criseyde, Mr. Knightley and Emma, Venus and Adonis. Turner and Tallis. Once, in despair, he referred to Prometheus, chained to a rock, his liver devoured daily by a vulture. Sometimes she pas patient Griselde. Mention of “a quiet corner in a library” was a code for sexual ecstasy. They charted the daily round too, in boring, loving detail. He described the prison routine in every aspect, but he never told her of its stupidity. That was plain enough. He never told her that he feared he might go under. That too was clear. She never wrote that she loved him, though she would have if she thought it would get through. But he knew it.
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Atonement is so brilliantly written, that if I were to quote all my favorite passages, I'd max out the post-length. But the below quote is probably my favorite, as much for the 'thereness' of love in it, as for the underlying theme (thrhoughout the book) of the importance of words, for good or ill.

HERE:

Cecilia wrote every week. In love with her, willing himself to stay sane for her, he was naturally in love with her words. When he wrote back, he pretended to be his old self, he lied his way into sanity. For fear of his psychiatrist, who was also their censor, they could never be sensual, or even emotional. His was considered a modern, enlightened prison, despite its Victorian chill. He had been diagnosed, with clinical precision, as morbidly oversexed, and in need of help as well as correction. He was not to be stimulated. Some letters – both his and hers – were confiscated for some timid expression of affection. So they wrote about literature, and used characters as codes. At Cambridge, they had passed each other by on the street. All those books, those happy or tragic couples they had never met to discuss! Tristan and Isolde, the Duke Orsino and Olivia (and Malvolio too), Troilus and Criseyde, Mr. Knightley and Emma, Venus and Adonis. Turner and Tallis. Once, in despair, he referred to Prometheus, chained to a rock, his liver devoured daily by a vulture. Sometimes she pas patient Griselde. Mention of “a quiet corner in a library” was a code for sexual ecstasy. They charted the daily round too, in boring, loving detail. He described the prison routine in every aspect, but he never told her of its stupidity. That was plain enough. He never told her that he feared he might go under. That too was clear. She never wrote that she loved him, though she would have if she thought it would get through. But he knew it.
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Atonement is so brilliantly written, that if I were to quote all my favorite passages, I'd max out the post-length. But the below quote is probably my favorite, as much for the 'thereness' of love in it, as for the underlying theme (thrhoughout the book) of the importance of words, for good or ill.

HERE:

Cecilia wrote every week. In love with her, willing himself to stay sane for her, he was naturally in love with her words. When he wrote back, he pretended to be his old self, he lied his way into sanity. For fear of his psychiatrist, who was also their censor, they could never be sensual, or even emotional. His was considered a modern, enlightened prison, despite its Victorian chill. He had been diagnosed, with clinical precision, as morbidly oversexed, and in need of help as well as correction. He was not to be stimulated. Some letters – both his and hers – were confiscated for some timid expression of affection. So they wrote about literature, and used characters as codes. At Cambridge, they had passed each other by on the street. All those books, those happy or tragic couples they had never met to discuss! Tristan and Isolde, the Duke Orsino and Olivia (and Malvolio too), Troilus and Criseyde, Mr. Knightley and Emma, Venus and Adonis. Turner and Tallis. Once, in despair, he referred to Prometheus, chained to a rock, his liver devoured daily by a vulture. Sometimes she pas patient Griselde. Mention of “a quiet corner in a library” was a code for sexual ecstasy. They charted the daily round too, in boring, loving detail. He described the prison routine in every aspect, but he never told her of its stupidity. That was plain enough. He never told her that he feared he might go under. That too was clear. She never wrote that she loved him, though she would have if she thought it would get through. But he knew it.
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
OMG! Look what I found! Tons of awesome quality Atonement clips (FF put them on youtube for promotion). EEEE!

Clips here )
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
OMG! Look what I found! Tons of awesome quality Atonement clips (FF put them on youtube for promotion). EEEE!

Clips here )
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
OMG! Look what I found! Tons of awesome quality Atonement clips (FF put them on youtube for promotion). EEEE!

Clips here )

Atonement

Dec. 8th, 2007 01:51 am
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Just got back from Atonement.

Wow. Wow. It's heart-breaking, and romantic, and visually incredible.

If this doesn't win Best Picture, I will...I will...nothing of course. But it should.

Oh. Oh. Oh.

I loved the book to pieces and this is the perfect adaptation. This is how you adopt a book.

I liked all the three Brionys (as actresses. I loathe the character with unholy passion) and Keira Knightly was elegant and vivid as Cecilia but the one I ended up thinking about the most was Robbie.

Oh Robbie. Robbie. RobbieRobbieRobbieRobbie.

James McAvoy is incredible as this amazing person, first young and hopeful, and then damaged and through hell but still so good.

Here be spoilers )

Here is a fan-made, unspoilery trailer:

Atonement

Dec. 8th, 2007 01:51 am
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Just got back from Atonement.

Wow. Wow. It's heart-breaking, and romantic, and visually incredible.

If this doesn't win Best Picture, I will...I will...nothing of course. But it should.

Oh. Oh. Oh.

I loved the book to pieces and this is the perfect adaptation. This is how you adopt a book.

I liked all the three Brionys (as actresses. I loathe the character with unholy passion) and Keira Knightly was elegant and vivid as Cecilia but the one I ended up thinking about the most was Robbie.

Oh Robbie. Robbie. RobbieRobbieRobbieRobbie.

James McAvoy is incredible as this amazing person, first young and hopeful, and then damaged and through hell but still so good.

Here be spoilers )

Here is a fan-made, unspoilery trailer:

Atonement

Dec. 8th, 2007 01:51 am
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Just got back from Atonement.

Wow. Wow. It's heart-breaking, and romantic, and visually incredible.

If this doesn't win Best Picture, I will...I will...nothing of course. But it should.

Oh. Oh. Oh.

I loved the book to pieces and this is the perfect adaptation. This is how you adopt a book.

I liked all the three Brionys (as actresses. I loathe the character with unholy passion) and Keira Knightly was elegant and vivid as Cecilia but the one I ended up thinking about the most was Robbie.

Oh Robbie. Robbie. RobbieRobbieRobbieRobbie.

James McAvoy is incredible as this amazing person, first young and hopeful, and then damaged and through hell but still so good.

Here be spoilers )

Here is a fan-made, unspoilery trailer:

YAY!!!!

Dec. 7th, 2007 11:02 am
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Atonement has opened here!!!! Guess what I am doing tonight!!!!!

YAY!!!!

Dec. 7th, 2007 11:02 am
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Atonement has opened here!!!! Guess what I am doing tonight!!!!!

YAY!!!!

Dec. 7th, 2007 11:02 am
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Atonement has opened here!!!! Guess what I am doing tonight!!!!!
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by objection_icons)
Off to a family Thanksgiving, loaded with clothes, gifts and both Proposal Daisakusen and My Name is Kim Sam Soon for watching in my free time. Oh, and Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando's The Young Lions.

I am also taking the following books: Nicholas Nickleby, Atonement (I bought an edition with James and Keira on the cover. Normally I hate movie tie-in editions but James McAvoy the cover looks so pretty) and Joe Keenan's My Lucky Star, which sort of reads like a modern Wodehouse romp.

Will I ever finish all of it? No way, but I like choices :)

I have tried to watch the anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo but had to give up a few minues in because the weird animation, while interesting in theory, in practice made me feel I was on an acid trip.

And because I seem to be all about MV's lately, here is the My Name Kim Sam Soon MV:


dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by objection_icons)
Off to a family Thanksgiving, loaded with clothes, gifts and both Proposal Daisakusen and My Name is Kim Sam Soon for watching in my free time. Oh, and Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando's The Young Lions.

I am also taking the following books: Nicholas Nickleby, Atonement (I bought an edition with James and Keira on the cover. Normally I hate movie tie-in editions but James McAvoy the cover looks so pretty) and Joe Keenan's My Lucky Star, which sort of reads like a modern Wodehouse romp.

Will I ever finish all of it? No way, but I like choices :)

I have tried to watch the anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo but had to give up a few minues in because the weird animation, while interesting in theory, in practice made me feel I was on an acid trip.

And because I seem to be all about MV's lately, here is the My Name Kim Sam Soon MV:


dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by objection_icons)
Off to a family Thanksgiving, loaded with clothes, gifts and both Proposal Daisakusen and My Name is Kim Sam Soon for watching in my free time. Oh, and Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando's The Young Lions.

I am also taking the following books: Nicholas Nickleby, Atonement (I bought an edition with James and Keira on the cover. Normally I hate movie tie-in editions but James McAvoy the cover looks so pretty) and Joe Keenan's My Lucky Star, which sort of reads like a modern Wodehouse romp.

Will I ever finish all of it? No way, but I like choices :)

I have tried to watch the anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo but had to give up a few minues in because the weird animation, while interesting in theory, in practice made me feel I was on an acid trip.

And because I seem to be all about MV's lately, here is the My Name Kim Sam Soon MV:


dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
The fact that people are making Robbie/Cecilia vids is making me gleeful.



Oh God. I am going to cry worse with this movie than I did with the book, right?

*stabs Briony HARD*

Huge, gorgeous leaflet for the movie )
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
The fact that people are making Robbie/Cecilia vids is making me gleeful.



Oh God. I am going to cry worse with this movie than I did with the book, right?

*stabs Briony HARD*

Huge, gorgeous leaflet for the movie )
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
The fact that people are making Robbie/Cecilia vids is making me gleeful.



Oh God. I am going to cry worse with this movie than I did with the book, right?

*stabs Briony HARD*

Huge, gorgeous leaflet for the movie )
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Slightly different Atonement trailer from the one I posted earlier.

This is definitely my most anticipated movie of the year, any country.



And yes, I have scads of Farscape meta. But am too exhausted. Probably after I've had some sleep...
dangermousie: (Atonement by alexandral)
Slightly different Atonement trailer from the one I posted earlier.

This is definitely my most anticipated movie of the year, any country.



And yes, I have scads of Farscape meta. But am too exhausted. Probably after I've had some sleep...

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