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Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Benedict to play Dominic Cummings in Brexit drama » January 10, 2019 5:34 pm

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Nakahara, I wouldn't watch it as a documentary - it's a film with a story, a dramatisation of real events.   To be fair, it's stated in the film that the parliamentary hearing is imaginary (as it's taking place in 2020!).  However, I think the most outrageous things in it are true!  (The bus, etc.). 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Benedict to play Dominic Cummings in Brexit drama » January 10, 2019 9:55 am

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Social media is a nightmare!  I only dip in every now and then, and there is so much misinformation spreading, especially considering that most of my contacts on Facebook are educated, professional people.   But it's so easy to be manipulated (I admit to having bought something that appeared to be targetted at me on social media - something "eco".  So I'm not claiming any superiority over other people who have fallen for these things), and also be influenced by "recommendations" from "friends" whose opinion you respect. 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Benedict to play Dominic Cummings in Brexit drama » January 9, 2019 6:34 pm

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I had read the Q and A with Carole Cadwalladr.  I think she makes some really good points, but I, personally, felt it was clear that the hearing was in Dominic's imagination, and hadn't actually happened.  I do agree that it would have been interesting to look at the overfunding. 

I wouldn't say it was propoganda.  I didn't feel it went very deeply into the reasons for leaving or remaining, but was more about Leave campaign itself.   And I think we accept that it was a dodgy campaign. 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Benedict to play Dominic Cummings in Brexit drama » January 9, 2019 8:21 am

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It's so frustrating, because it's the same for everyone I know - we were talking about this recently.  All my friends voted against Brexit.  And the people who did vote for it were manipulated and lied to.  I suppose we already knew all that - what really struck me about the film, was that so many of the key players, were just players.  I'm sure that some pro-Brexiteers really did have the best interests of people at heart, but we saw an awful lot of game-playing.  I liked the hint that Dominic himself felt it might be a bad idea.
 

Meet The Members » Meet the Members! » January 6, 2019 8:29 am

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Welcome back again, Angel!  I hope you're getting some help with your mental health difficulties, beyond being online.  It must be challenging along with studying and having a stressful job.  It's quiet here but there are still some of us around.  There have been some new stories posted in the fanfiction section recently - there was a fan fiction Secret Santa last month! 

Films » Recently watched movies. » December 16, 2018 8:29 am

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That film has been on my to-see list for many years!  I'm glad to hear it's worth it.  Have you seen Akira?  I had similar thoughts about that.  Was yours a dubbed version or subtitled?  (Or do you speak Japanese?)   Would you recommend one over the other?  I'm never sure which is best when it's a language I don't know.  I usually prefer the original language, rather than dubbing, but it can be distracting reading the subtitles.  The trouble I've found recently is that sometimes I've watched in the original language, but the only version available here is dubbed, and it just feels wrong for the characters to have completely different voices!

One film I saw in the cinema recently was 2001:A Space Odyssey.  I saw that first in the cinema many, many years ago and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's still astounding!  One film that I probably really needs the big screen. 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » New Audio Book, Carlo Rovelli "The Order of Time" » December 15, 2018 5:46 pm

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So tempting!  But I struggle with taking in difficult subjects in this way.  My mind seems to drift and I don't hear or don't absorb what's being said.  It happens with reading too (when I realise I've no idea what happened on the last couple of pages I read!), but it seems easier to go back and catch up in print.   Anyway, that's just me ... I really liked the extract.  Such a warm, beautiful voice. 

TV Programmes » Doctor Who » December 14, 2018 6:02 pm

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Definitely!  Although the consolation for me is that there were some good guest writers.  I'm delighted to see that Ed Hime has Series 12 listed on his professional page! https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/ed-hime  I'd be happy if the others come back too.  And yes, I did enjoy most of the episodes, even a couple of the not so good ones!

Moftiss » Bunsen RIP » December 14, 2018 5:45 pm

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Aww, what a shame.  They seemed to be such devoted owners.  It's so sad losing a beloved pet.

TV Programmes » Doctor Who » December 14, 2018 5:32 pm

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So what did you think of the latest series?  Mixed feelings here.  I like Jodie, but there's something missing, and I think that is to do with her scripts rather than her acting.   She feels very "light" after Peter, if you know what I mean, and I feel we've lost some aspects of the Doctor that made her a deeper, more nuanced character.  But then, I don't think Peter's first series was so good as the later ones either.  And I do think Jodie had some great moments.   I hate to say it, but if feels a bit dumbed down too.   I do feel Steven Moffat gave the audiences a bit more credit - I know it's kind of a children's series, but that doesn't mean everything has to be spelled out and simplified.  But I do think there were some really good episodes - sadly, not the Chris Chibnall written ones, but it may be he is fine as showrunner, if he steps back a little from the writing.  My favourite episode was "It Takes You Away".  "Witchfinders" and "Kerblam" were also very good. 

I love Graham as a companion.  The other two haven't really grabbed me.  There have been some great guest stars, but I feel underused, especially Art Malik.  However, Alan Cumming was fantastic, and I would love if King James I&VI could pop up in later episodes!  I think the episodes have looked fantastic - I don't know anything about cinematography, but they do look great! 

I was really disappointed about the series being broadcast later in the year, then changed to Sundays, and then the change from Christmas to New Year, and then finally the revelation that there won't be a series next year at all!  It's one of the very few TV programmes that I regularly watch, and I'm sad that it's being treated like this.

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Benedict to play Dominic Cummings in Brexit drama » December 13, 2018 9:25 am

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That must have been fascinating to watch, especially when he was becoming somebody she knew so well! 

General Benedict Appreciation » Favourite Sherlock/Benedict pictures » December 10, 2018 7:32 pm

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Yitzock wrote:

You can see what looks like Martin/John's reflection on the right side of the gif.

Well spotted!
 

Moftiss » New Dracula show for the BBC » November 30, 2018 7:01 pm

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Oh yes, that one's on my watchlist.  Maybe I'll try to see it before Dracula finally airs. 

Moftiss » New Dracula show for the BBC » November 30, 2018 6:14 pm

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I'm not familiar with him. Maybe our Danish members can tell me more about him?  He certainly looks the part!  Time for some youtubing, I think! 

Fan Art » Fan art » November 2, 2018 12:17 pm

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Love it! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

General Sherlock Discussion » Questions » November 2, 2018 9:41 am

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Maybe it's all the more fun being able to speculate about what it would be like? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png
  Funnily enough, Sherlock's bedroom isn't really what I would have expected.  I can't remember any description from the books, but I would imagine something more like the living room, more cluttered, more books, perhaps a pile of books next to the bed.  His actual bedroom is a lot more minimalist and functional than I would have expected - I suppose it shows a clearer division between work/leisure and sleep.  It's interesting, it was pointed out that Eurus's room as a child was very "normal".  Maybe Sherlock's was the same and he's kept it that way.

John's (that we've seen) is also more minimalist.  Of course, he has Mary's influence too.  And the bedsit at the beginning is very temporary and when he's in a poor state of mind.  I imagine his military side making his bedroom seem more regimented and neat.  The medical side might bring in some other things - I get the feeling the living room is mainly Sherlock, so maybe John keeps more of his own stuff in the bedroom? I've tended to imagine the bedroom as quite small, but it doesn't have to be.  As Sherlock doesn't seem to use his bedroom for much other than sleep, he doesn't need a big one, so maybe took the downstairs one next to the facilities for convenience, leaving a more palatial room for John! 

TV Programmes » Doctor Who » October 22, 2018 7:22 pm

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Well, I don't know if the description I've read of Rosa is accurate anyway! I'd read that she came across as quiet and shy, and I didn't really get that from the episode.  But it may have been that the writers did their research and what was shown was closer to the truth than what I've read.  Or it may be that this portrayal got the point across better - I did really like the portrayal. 

Other Adaptations » The Hound of the Baskervilles (Wright & Pichette) » October 22, 2018 6:34 pm

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I hope this comes over my way eventually - I'd love to see it! 

TV Programmes » Doctor Who » October 22, 2018 6:30 pm

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I loved the episode (best of Jodie's that we've seen so far), but had quite a few little quibbles.  One being that Rosa Parks didn't fit the description I've read of her.  It felt a bit "educational" and expositional at times (although I know I have to bear in mind that it's aimed at children who might not know the background detail!).  And the end speech didn't come off so well for me - I think maybe the writing rather than the delivery.  But I did find it an emotional episode and really warmed to all the companions.  There were some very funny parts too! 

TV Programmes » Better Call Saul » October 22, 2018 6:45 am

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Did anybody watch this last series? I keep expecting it to disappoint, but it just gets better.  I really love that things are not spelled out all the time, and that characters are not black and white.   I think it's one of the best things on TV (not that I watch loads!  But it really is outstanding).

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