Love the look of this book - saw it in the bookshop at Hayward while visiting David Shrigley's Brain Activity exhibition. The art I love best is the stuff you see on the street, incidental, transient, clever, quirky, thought-provoking. And this book attempts to highlight, make permanent, those small but meaningful art moments that we might miss. It makes me think about how imperceptible the line between intended 'street' art, and the accidental but brilliant 'installations' that just happen - little connections in life that you notice, that make you think and smile. I guess the world around us is just a little bit of art waiting to be noticed. Anyway, I like this book for nodding to these… Read more
I'd like to add my penneth to what appears to be overwhelming condemnation of this movie.
I am not familiar with the original series, and have not read the book, so I came to the movie with completely fresh eyes. I thought it was a beautifully shot piece of film-making, a cinematography lover's feast.
I thought the principal actors, particularly Matthew Goode as the protagonist, and Emma Thompson, were extraordinary. Daylight robbery that Thompson was not nominated for her role, surely. And, really, Goode is perfectly cast as Ryder - the classic period looks, the perfect measure of restrained passion. It's all in the eyes with him.
I remember seeing this beautiful film for the first time, and it just took my breath away. I didn't know the film's troubled editing history, but I'm rather glad, and it doesn't alter my view that this is a really special movie about a love that endures despite a clash of cultures, and war, among other things. I think this is a gentle, striking film, with some heartstopping moments. I'm sure I'm not alone.