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Errantry: Novak's Journal
...Words to cast/My feelings into sculpted thoughts/To make some wisdom last
Personal/Theological Notebook?: Finishing "Brideshead" 
2nd-Jun-2005 03:43 am
I am stunned--pummeled--having just finished watching the DVD set of Brideshead Revisited. What an absolute triumph of filmmaking. Even Waugh, with what I gather was a considerable loathing for what film could do to a story, would be delighted with such a faithful staging and retelling of his story: it took quite a bit longer for me to watch it because I kept pausing it in order to read the given passage in parallel. I wanted to applaud and not stop--sitting here by myself in the middle of the night--at the conclusion. I wonder if the cast and crew, giving a year of their lives, some of them, to this project, are as amazed at and proud of what they accomplished as this "raw" viewer is: I could only hope so.
2nd-Jun-2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
Okay, you're the third person in three days to mention this film. Now I have to go watch it.
2nd-Jun-2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
Huh. Go figure.
2nd-Jun-2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that! I know you're busy....
2nd-Jun-2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, you don't understand--I am always available for procrastination. 24/7.
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