dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine/Rose 'plus one' by shootmef)
1. [livejournal.com profile] lb_klove has made a wonderful Faith MV here. Check it out!

2. I've watched the first episode of The Paradise and hmmmm. As a British period drama, it's good, as an adaptation of Zola's novel, I feel all the sharp edges and dark corners have been smoothed and lightened out. MMV. It suffered, though, from my watching it in such proximity to the sublime Parade's End.

3. I never did get around to doing a proper post on the last week's eps of Nice Guy, did I? Oops.



I loved the episodes - paradoxically, even with amnesia and hematomas, they felt like the lightest, happiest, most hopeful episodes so far - mainly because the memory loss (EG) and the impermanence (Maru) has, oddly, freed them to be together with no baggage. And oh, how wonderful it is to see that enormous capacity Maru has for caring turn towards a worthy recipient. The episodes reenforce over and over again how little he even thinks of Jae Hee other than as a threat to EG - he doesn't even hate her any more, he just doesn't care. I love that.

4. I have a whole batch of caps for ep 17 of Five Fingers (yes, I am a few eps behind). I continue to enjoy the drama - I see complaints about it but I think it's excellent, mainly because the excellent cast elevates the material.

Caps caps caps )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine/Rose 'plus one' by shootmef)
1. [livejournal.com profile] lb_klove has made a wonderful Faith MV here. Check it out!

2. I've watched the first episode of The Paradise and hmmmm. As a British period drama, it's good, as an adaptation of Zola's novel, I feel all the sharp edges and dark corners have been smoothed and lightened out. MMV. It suffered, though, from my watching it in such proximity to the sublime Parade's End.

3. I never did get around to doing a proper post on the last week's eps of Nice Guy, did I? Oops.



I loved the episodes - paradoxically, even with amnesia and hematomas, they felt like the lightest, happiest, most hopeful episodes so far - mainly because the memory loss (EG) and the impermanence (Maru) has, oddly, freed them to be together with no baggage. And oh, how wonderful it is to see that enormous capacity Maru has for caring turn towards a worthy recipient. The episodes reenforce over and over again how little he even thinks of Jae Hee other than as a threat to EG - he doesn't even hate her any more, he just doesn't care. I love that.

4. I have a whole batch of caps for ep 17 of Five Fingers (yes, I am a few eps behind). I continue to enjoy the drama - I see complaints about it but I think it's excellent, mainly because the excellent cast elevates the material.

Caps caps caps )
dangermousie: (Mouse)
As I realize that 90% of my flist is going 'what?'

I realize that part of the reason I am so smitten with Parade's End is that it's giving me what I wanted from that adaptation of Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga a few years ago - adopting a brilliant novel with a perfect cast and making me feel. Forsyte Saga is one of my favorite works of literature and I got so excited when I heard there was going to be an adaptation, only to loathe the adaptation when it came out - it was appallingly miscast and all the vivid poetry and intense emotion I felt when reading the books was utterly absent.

But the adaptation of PE is fiercely intelligent and a hothouse of emotion. More than that, it's a wonderful adaptation - I am reading PE right now, and how Stoppard managed to convey the spirit of the books is amazing.

Anyway, since I am a MV junkie, have another gorgeous shippy MV:



Speaking of BBC adaptations, I just found out that they adapted one of my favorite novels, Zola's "Ladies' Paradise" into a BBC period drama (transplanted to the North of England) called Paradise. OMFG, I need this in my life. Denise/Mouret 4evah etc (or as they renamed them here, Denise/Moray). Have a trailer:



There is also a MV.
dangermousie: (Mouse)
As I realize that 90% of my flist is going 'what?'

I realize that part of the reason I am so smitten with Parade's End is that it's giving me what I wanted from that adaptation of Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga a few years ago - adopting a brilliant novel with a perfect cast and making me feel. Forsyte Saga is one of my favorite works of literature and I got so excited when I heard there was going to be an adaptation, only to loathe the adaptation when it came out - it was appallingly miscast and all the vivid poetry and intense emotion I felt when reading the books was utterly absent.

But the adaptation of PE is fiercely intelligent and a hothouse of emotion. More than that, it's a wonderful adaptation - I am reading PE right now, and how Stoppard managed to convey the spirit of the books is amazing.

Anyway, since I am a MV junkie, have another gorgeous shippy MV:



Speaking of BBC adaptations, I just found out that they adapted one of my favorite novels, Zola's "Ladies' Paradise" into a BBC period drama (transplanted to the North of England) called Paradise. OMFG, I need this in my life. Denise/Mouret 4evah etc (or as they renamed them here, Denise/Moray). Have a trailer:



There is also a MV.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
Today’s post is about one of my all time favorite novels, Emile Zola’s Ladies’ Paradise. I first read the novel in Russian translation when I was 13 or so. We were newly moved to a strange country where I didn’t speak the language, and we barely had any money. But reading LP made me very very happy. I have reread it since, through the years, and loved it just as much as ever.

I recently found it in excellent English translation (though I still prefer the Russian one) in my neighboring Borders, and yup, as good as ever. LP is both a social study of emerging consumerism and a love story which makes me weak in the knees the way few novels do.

(Btw, according to wikipedia, Zola loosely based both the store and the main characters on Le Bon Marché, apparently claimed to be the first department store in the world , and the family behind it, Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut. Hmmm.)

Lengthy ramble )

Go read!

Oh, and note on book names. I have used French names for some of them because I don’t know the English ones as I read them in Russian.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
Today’s post is about one of my all time favorite novels, Emile Zola’s Ladies’ Paradise. I first read the novel in Russian translation when I was 13 or so. We were newly moved to a strange country where I didn’t speak the language, and we barely had any money. But reading LP made me very very happy. I have reread it since, through the years, and loved it just as much as ever.

I recently found it in excellent English translation (though I still prefer the Russian one) in my neighboring Borders, and yup, as good as ever. LP is both a social study of emerging consumerism and a love story which makes me weak in the knees the way few novels do.

(Btw, according to wikipedia, Zola loosely based both the store and the main characters on Le Bon Marché, apparently claimed to be the first department store in the world , and the family behind it, Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut. Hmmm.)

Lengthy ramble )

Go read!

Oh, and note on book names. I have used French names for some of them because I don’t know the English ones as I read them in Russian.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
Today’s post is about one of my all time favorite novels, Emile Zola’s Ladies’ Paradise. I first read the novel in Russian translation when I was 13 or so. We were newly moved to a strange country where I didn’t speak the language, and we barely had any money. But reading LP made me very very happy. I have reread it since, through the years, and loved it just as much as ever.

I recently found it in excellent English translation (though I still prefer the Russian one) in my neighboring Borders, and yup, as good as ever. LP is both a social study of emerging consumerism and a love story which makes me weak in the knees the way few novels do.

(Btw, according to wikipedia, Zola loosely based both the store and the main characters on Le Bon Marché, apparently claimed to be the first department store in the world , and the family behind it, Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut. Hmmm.)

Lengthy ramble )

Go read!

Oh, and note on book names. I have used French names for some of them because I don’t know the English ones as I read them in Russian.

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