bennet_7: (TToI: Turning it all the way up to 11)
I really don't like Great Expectations. So naturally there are going to be two new adaptations of it next year.

First up we have the BBC's effort which stars Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham. The trailer is wonderfully atmospheric and contains a haunting version of "Carol of the Bells"...



...but do we need a eighteenth adaptation of this particular novel? Or a nineteenth that will be released in cinemas and have Helena Bonham-Carter as Miss H? I think not (though of course I will see them). There are plenty of other great novels that are out of copyright that have either never been adapted or haven't been done in thirty years, but instead we get the same four over and over again: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Great Expectations.

Much better news is that Peter Capaldi is joining season two of The Hour. That show just got more awesome and will hopefully help sate my longing for Malcolm Tucker and The Thick of It.
bennet_7: (TH: James and Moneypenny)
- Aided and abetted by [livejournal.com profile] cobweb_diamond I have been making ridiculous post-film Captain America graphics on Tumblr because lady spies are awesome. I am attempting fic on this theme so we'll see how that goes.

- But the Captain America fandom at large is weird and wanky. There's already been a big brouhaha over in the kink memes (yes, plural) and I'm a bit bemused by the fact that the most popular pairing on the most successful meme is Steve/Tony...and Tony wasn't even in the film.

- My thoughts on episode three of The Hour )
bennet_7: (TH: The manifesto)
From the BBC's description of The Hour... )

The Hour

Jul. 21st, 2011 02:00 am
bennet_7: (TH: Fairly beautiful)
Anyone else watch the first episode of The Hour? I really liked it. I know that some have been calling it the BBC's answer to Mad Men but they feel like different beasts to me.

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