dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am watching the first ep of Smile with subs and I love it. Love it love it love it.





Larger versions of same )

I have my jdrama for the spring (jdramas are much more hit and miss for me than kdramas but when they click, I go rather more crazy for them than for any other drama type).

I can see why the ratings haven't been spectacular - nobody wants to be told or reminded they are racist.

On a more shallow note, I am glad to see Matsumoto Jun has been eating. Now if we only could get Tamaki Hiroshi to follow his example.

I have also been reading Henryk Sienkewitz's The Deluge and am in love with it, but that's a separate matter...
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am watching the first ep of Smile with subs and I love it. Love it love it love it.





Larger versions of same )

I have my jdrama for the spring (jdramas are much more hit and miss for me than kdramas but when they click, I go rather more crazy for them than for any other drama type).

I can see why the ratings haven't been spectacular - nobody wants to be told or reminded they are racist.

On a more shallow note, I am glad to see Matsumoto Jun has been eating. Now if we only could get Tamaki Hiroshi to follow his example.

I have also been reading Henryk Sienkewitz's The Deluge and am in love with it, but that's a separate matter...
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am watching the first ep of Smile with subs and I love it. Love it love it love it.





Larger versions of same )

I have my jdrama for the spring (jdramas are much more hit and miss for me than kdramas but when they click, I go rather more crazy for them than for any other drama type).

I can see why the ratings haven't been spectacular - nobody wants to be told or reminded they are racist.

On a more shallow note, I am glad to see Matsumoto Jun has been eating. Now if we only could get Tamaki Hiroshi to follow his example.

I have also been reading Henryk Sienkewitz's The Deluge and am in love with it, but that's a separate matter...
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
I have just dicovered the delicious world of Polish movie adaptations of Henryk Sienkewitz novels! I have already known/posted/owned the Polish versions of Quo Vadis and With Fire and Sword but [livejournal.com profile] miss_magrat's comment indirectly made me go looking for more (she mentioned a Sienkewitz novel "The Deluge" and in addition to developing a mad pash to read it, I went seeing if there was an adaptation of it).



The Deluge (Potop) is another period epic. And someone has made a very pretty shippy MV for it.

This also led me to dicover they made movie versions of Pan Wołodyjowski and Teutonic Knights.

And also the website that sells US-compatible, English-subbed versions of all the above.

I shall emerge.

Maybe.

Sometime. When Smile subs are finally out.

Henryk Sienkewitz is one of my all-time favorite authors so to discover there is a veritable cornucopia of movies based on his books out there is...guuuuuh. (Previously the only one I came across was the stilted, badly adapted 1950s Hollywood version of Quo Vadis).

Ooooh, and another With Fire and Sword MV (I love the song, it's apparently an official one):



But I don't think that even with my new-found love for Eastern European period epics I shall ever check out the new version of Taras Bulba: I hated that book and that character ever since I was ten - boy, did I get in trouble for that opinion in school. The only one I have ever liked in the whole book was Andrii, the "bad" son (or to me, the only human among them). There is a totally loltastic Hollywood adaptation of the novel though, with Yul Brynner as Taras and Tony Curtis as Andrii - luckily they agreed with my opinion and made Andrii the hero but the movie is still utterly silly.
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
I have just dicovered the delicious world of Polish movie adaptations of Henryk Sienkewitz novels! I have already known/posted/owned the Polish versions of Quo Vadis and With Fire and Sword but [livejournal.com profile] miss_magrat's comment indirectly made me go looking for more (she mentioned a Sienkewitz novel "The Deluge" and in addition to developing a mad pash to read it, I went seeing if there was an adaptation of it).



The Deluge (Potop) is another period epic. And someone has made a very pretty shippy MV for it.

This also led me to dicover they made movie versions of Pan Wołodyjowski and Teutonic Knights.

And also the website that sells US-compatible, English-subbed versions of all the above.

I shall emerge.

Maybe.

Sometime. When Smile subs are finally out.

Henryk Sienkewitz is one of my all-time favorite authors so to discover there is a veritable cornucopia of movies based on his books out there is...guuuuuh. (Previously the only one I came across was the stilted, badly adapted 1950s Hollywood version of Quo Vadis).

Ooooh, and another With Fire and Sword MV (I love the song, it's apparently an official one):



But I don't think that even with my new-found love for Eastern European period epics I shall ever check out the new version of Taras Bulba: I hated that book and that character ever since I was ten - boy, did I get in trouble for that opinion in school. The only one I have ever liked in the whole book was Andrii, the "bad" son (or to me, the only human among them). There is a totally loltastic Hollywood adaptation of the novel though, with Yul Brynner as Taras and Tony Curtis as Andrii - luckily they agreed with my opinion and made Andrii the hero but the movie is still utterly silly.
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
I have just dicovered the delicious world of Polish movie adaptations of Henryk Sienkewitz novels! I have already known/posted/owned the Polish versions of Quo Vadis and With Fire and Sword but [livejournal.com profile] miss_magrat's comment indirectly made me go looking for more (she mentioned a Sienkewitz novel "The Deluge" and in addition to developing a mad pash to read it, I went seeing if there was an adaptation of it).



The Deluge (Potop) is another period epic. And someone has made a very pretty shippy MV for it.

This also led me to dicover they made movie versions of Pan Wołodyjowski and Teutonic Knights.

And also the website that sells US-compatible, English-subbed versions of all the above.

I shall emerge.

Maybe.

Sometime. When Smile subs are finally out.

Henryk Sienkewitz is one of my all-time favorite authors so to discover there is a veritable cornucopia of movies based on his books out there is...guuuuuh. (Previously the only one I came across was the stilted, badly adapted 1950s Hollywood version of Quo Vadis).

Ooooh, and another With Fire and Sword MV (I love the song, it's apparently an official one):



But I don't think that even with my new-found love for Eastern European period epics I shall ever check out the new version of Taras Bulba: I hated that book and that character ever since I was ten - boy, did I get in trouble for that opinion in school. The only one I have ever liked in the whole book was Andrii, the "bad" son (or to me, the only human among them). There is a totally loltastic Hollywood adaptation of the novel though, with Yul Brynner as Taras and Tony Curtis as Andrii - luckily they agreed with my opinion and made Andrii the hero but the movie is still utterly silly.
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
I finally remembered I own With Fire and Sword, a Polish epic movie adaptation of one of my favorite novels (written by Henryk Sienkewitz).

I know what I will watch tomorrow.

How can I resist? Epic battles, true love, weird hats!

See this MV that centers around one of the three main characters - Jan:



He is such a fictional crush of mine.

The other two main characters are the beautiful Polish noblewoman Helena, Jan's OTP, and Bohun, a Ukrainian Cossack - one of the anti-Polish leaders and a man madly in love with Helena. I confess to temporarily switching ships for the middle of the book and shipping Bohun/Helena like mad (not as much as one youtubber, apparently, who made a Bohun/Helena MV which implies Helena is a cheating slut for always sticking by her fiance instead of giving it up to Bohun).

Anyway, yay!

Oh, and because Bohun is my favorite character in the novel, here is a MV for him:

dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
I finally remembered I own With Fire and Sword, a Polish epic movie adaptation of one of my favorite novels (written by Henryk Sienkewitz).

I know what I will watch tomorrow.

How can I resist? Epic battles, true love, weird hats!

See this MV that centers around one of the three main characters - Jan:



He is such a fictional crush of mine.

The other two main characters are the beautiful Polish noblewoman Helena, Jan's OTP, and Bohun, a Ukrainian Cossack - one of the anti-Polish leaders and a man madly in love with Helena. I confess to temporarily switching ships for the middle of the book and shipping Bohun/Helena like mad (not as much as one youtubber, apparently, who made a Bohun/Helena MV which implies Helena is a cheating slut for always sticking by her fiance instead of giving it up to Bohun).

Anyway, yay!

Oh, and because Bohun is my favorite character in the novel, here is a MV for him:

dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
I finally remembered I own With Fire and Sword, a Polish epic movie adaptation of one of my favorite novels (written by Henryk Sienkewitz).

I know what I will watch tomorrow.

How can I resist? Epic battles, true love, weird hats!

See this MV that centers around one of the three main characters - Jan:



He is such a fictional crush of mine.

The other two main characters are the beautiful Polish noblewoman Helena, Jan's OTP, and Bohun, a Ukrainian Cossack - one of the anti-Polish leaders and a man madly in love with Helena. I confess to temporarily switching ships for the middle of the book and shipping Bohun/Helena like mad (not as much as one youtubber, apparently, who made a Bohun/Helena MV which implies Helena is a cheating slut for always sticking by her fiance instead of giving it up to Bohun).

Anyway, yay!

Oh, and because Bohun is my favorite character in the novel, here is a MV for him:

dangermousie: (Default)
OMG. You guys.

(I seem to start a lot of my posts with this lately).

Do you like your movies, epic, romantic, and with knights in armor crashing into each other at full tilt or wooing ladies with long hair?

Because, OMG, With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i mieczem). I just found out that one of my favorite novels, WF&S by the Nobel Prize winning author Henryk Sienkiewicz has been recently made into a movie by the Polish (which makes sense, he is the most famous Polish author). Sienkiewicz is most known in the West as the author of the awesome Quo Vadis (I will be surprised if it's not in your local Borders), which was at one time my favorite novel and is even now in my Top 5: QV is a story of a proud Roman aristocrat Vinicius whose life and personality slowly changes under the influence of his mad love for a Christian Lygia. It's a very Christian novel but I adore it to bits despite not being a Christian. It's one of the most passionately romantic things I've read and the fact that I buy Vinicius' transformation from someone who orders his slaves whipped because he is in a bad mood to someone who throws himself on his knees in front of the 'dirt' of Rome to beg for mercy for Lygia is very believable. Plus, so much h/c. (I actually have the Polish version of QV too, but haven't watched it yet).

Anyway, total sidetrack. WF&S (which has also been translated into English) is set in the Polish-Ukrainian Commonwealth in the 17th century. The main story deals with a brutal war-uprising, but it centers around three awesome characters: Yan, the hero, a Polish nobleman (who is awesome and I have to admit suffers so much h/c that at one point even I went 'oh no, please stop hurting the boy!'), his OTP Helena, a spunky Polish lady, and (I confess my favorite) Bohun, a Ukrainian (thus on the other side of the war) who is wild and hot, and is also mad for Helena.

There are battles, romancing, kidnapping, h/c and a lot of mustaches.

Here is an awesome MV for it (there is a little voice over for about 30 secs and then it starts). You know you want to watch:



(side note: when Yan lets Bohun go, at the end, squeeeee. (The flunkies tell Yan they caught Bohun because he he threw himself, alone, at the whole army. Mmmmm).

I like Helena but Sienkiewicz's strengths have always been (a) his recreation of historical periods: it's an incredibly vivid-real world and (b) his male characters. Yan is a total darling, but I admit to loving Bohun more. Sienkiewicz was always good at the ambiguous, wild characters who have to fight tooth-and-nail against their emerging goodness. (Heck, Vinicius/Lygia is basically a canon Bohun/Helena).I admit to shipping Helena/Bohun for the middle of the book, heeeee.

The amusing this is I am clearly not the only one, because most of the vids I've found on youtube were Bohun/Helena. Here is one:

Vid here )
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG. You guys.

(I seem to start a lot of my posts with this lately).

Do you like your movies, epic, romantic, and with knights in armor crashing into each other at full tilt or wooing ladies with long hair?

Because, OMG, With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i mieczem). I just found out that one of my favorite novels, WF&S by the Nobel Prize winning author Henryk Sienkiewicz has been recently made into a movie by the Polish (which makes sense, he is the most famous Polish author). Sienkiewicz is most known in the West as the author of the awesome Quo Vadis (I will be surprised if it's not in your local Borders), which was at one time my favorite novel and is even now in my Top 5: QV is a story of a proud Roman aristocrat Vinicius whose life and personality slowly changes under the influence of his mad love for a Christian Lygia. It's a very Christian novel but I adore it to bits despite not being a Christian. It's one of the most passionately romantic things I've read and the fact that I buy Vinicius' transformation from someone who orders his slaves whipped because he is in a bad mood to someone who throws himself on his knees in front of the 'dirt' of Rome to beg for mercy for Lygia is very believable. Plus, so much h/c. (I actually have the Polish version of QV too, but haven't watched it yet).

Anyway, total sidetrack. WF&S (which has also been translated into English) is set in the Polish-Ukrainian Commonwealth in the 17th century. The main story deals with a brutal war-uprising, but it centers around three awesome characters: Yan, the hero, a Polish nobleman (who is awesome and I have to admit suffers so much h/c that at one point even I went 'oh no, please stop hurting the boy!'), his OTP Helena, a spunky Polish lady, and (I confess my favorite) Bohun, a Ukrainian (thus on the other side of the war) who is wild and hot, and is also mad for Helena.

There are battles, romancing, kidnapping, h/c and a lot of mustaches.

Here is an awesome MV for it (there is a little voice over for about 30 secs and then it starts). You know you want to watch:



(side note: when Yan lets Bohun go, at the end, squeeeee. (The flunkies tell Yan they caught Bohun because he he threw himself, alone, at the whole army. Mmmmm).

I like Helena but Sienkiewicz's strengths have always been (a) his recreation of historical periods: it's an incredibly vivid-real world and (b) his male characters. Yan is a total darling, but I admit to loving Bohun more. Sienkiewicz was always good at the ambiguous, wild characters who have to fight tooth-and-nail against their emerging goodness. (Heck, Vinicius/Lygia is basically a canon Bohun/Helena).I admit to shipping Helena/Bohun for the middle of the book, heeeee.

The amusing this is I am clearly not the only one, because most of the vids I've found on youtube were Bohun/Helena. Here is one:

Vid here )
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG. You guys.

(I seem to start a lot of my posts with this lately).

Do you like your movies, epic, romantic, and with knights in armor crashing into each other at full tilt or wooing ladies with long hair?

Because, OMG, With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i mieczem). I just found out that one of my favorite novels, WF&S by the Nobel Prize winning author Henryk Sienkiewicz has been recently made into a movie by the Polish (which makes sense, he is the most famous Polish author). Sienkiewicz is most known in the West as the author of the awesome Quo Vadis (I will be surprised if it's not in your local Borders), which was at one time my favorite novel and is even now in my Top 5: QV is a story of a proud Roman aristocrat Vinicius whose life and personality slowly changes under the influence of his mad love for a Christian Lygia. It's a very Christian novel but I adore it to bits despite not being a Christian. It's one of the most passionately romantic things I've read and the fact that I buy Vinicius' transformation from someone who orders his slaves whipped because he is in a bad mood to someone who throws himself on his knees in front of the 'dirt' of Rome to beg for mercy for Lygia is very believable. Plus, so much h/c. (I actually have the Polish version of QV too, but haven't watched it yet).

Anyway, total sidetrack. WF&S (which has also been translated into English) is set in the Polish-Ukrainian Commonwealth in the 17th century. The main story deals with a brutal war-uprising, but it centers around three awesome characters: Yan, the hero, a Polish nobleman (who is awesome and I have to admit suffers so much h/c that at one point even I went 'oh no, please stop hurting the boy!'), his OTP Helena, a spunky Polish lady, and (I confess my favorite) Bohun, a Ukrainian (thus on the other side of the war) who is wild and hot, and is also mad for Helena.

There are battles, romancing, kidnapping, h/c and a lot of mustaches.

Here is an awesome MV for it (there is a little voice over for about 30 secs and then it starts). You know you want to watch:



(side note: when Yan lets Bohun go, at the end, squeeeee. (The flunkies tell Yan they caught Bohun because he he threw himself, alone, at the whole army. Mmmmm).

I like Helena but Sienkiewicz's strengths have always been (a) his recreation of historical periods: it's an incredibly vivid-real world and (b) his male characters. Yan is a total darling, but I admit to loving Bohun more. Sienkiewicz was always good at the ambiguous, wild characters who have to fight tooth-and-nail against their emerging goodness. (Heck, Vinicius/Lygia is basically a canon Bohun/Helena).I admit to shipping Helena/Bohun for the middle of the book, heeeee.

The amusing this is I am clearly not the only one, because most of the vids I've found on youtube were Bohun/Helena. Here is one:

Vid here )

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