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January 26th, 2009
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(It seems I poisoned myself on Saturday, and am still recovering. But, enough about that.)


Watched three movies with my brothers and Sister-in-law: "Run, Fatman, Run", "Mama Mia" and "The Duchess".

Thing is, there were odd connections between them. For one, there were English accents and nakes bottoms in ALL THREE.

Then, one of the actors from Mama Mia (the fiance) was in 'The Duchess" (Charles Grey)

It was just weird.

Let's see. "Run, Fatman, Run" was 'okay'. Not going to gush about it, but it wasn't a waste of my time.

"Mama Mia" had me in stitches. And they really did manage to work the songs in in logical ways. I loved it.

"The Duchess" was also well worth staying up for (little did I know that just hours later I would be miserable... but I said 'enough of that' already.) My SiL and I disagree about how much or little sympathy the Duke should get. Personally, he could have been MUCH more vengful, but my SiL doesn't think that makes up for anything. But that made for a though-provoking conversation, so it's all good.

Back to work.

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From:clevermanka
Date:January 26th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear you had innerspace issues this weekend. Bleaugh.
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From:radcliffe
Date:January 26th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
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I thought that the Duke should get a lot of sympathy- in that day and age he put up with a LOT more then he needed to.

Her friend was correct that women could legally be beaten. The scene that got to me the most was when they did the huge introduction of her with the feathers in her hair, ignoring that she was with the duke. That would be an affront now and then it would have been a scandal then! I think having his mistress so openly with them was rude of him, but I don't know how it was in that time. I think the role of the Duke was played really well- hard to be a villain in modern terms but not in the actual situation, you know? I *loved* the special features on the dvd that talked about that.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:January 27th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
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My recommendation for a movie along the same lines of "odd connections between them. For one, there were English accents and nakes bottoms in ALL THREE." would be Death at a Funeral, by Frank Oz and has Alan Tyduk in it, very oddly paced, very British and astoundingly funny in spots. Watching with the actor's comments definately gives insight... chickens.
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