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ONe of the greatest pieces of TV - ever!,
This review is from: Brideshead Revisited, Collector's Edition [DVD] (DVD)
Quite simply this is brilliant. Producing the book as a TV series gave the director the opportunity to indulge in Waugh's lush and vivid text and whole sections of the book are quoted verbatim. And of course, in hindsight, the casting was inspired, with Jeremy Irons as Rider and Anthony Andrews as the rather beautiful Sebastian Flyte. But don't forget such cameo's as Nikolas Grace as the effete Anthony Blanche - masterful!
The film I understand, leaves a lot to be desired, so better to buy this AND read the book. You will regret buying neither.
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Initial post: 18 May 2011 10:39:13 BDT
Ginnette Hargreaves-Lees says:
I have seen the TV series, it informs as well as entertains us.
'Sebastion' had all the advantages of the very rich, but came to a very sad life. The acting is first class. A later version of Brideshead has been issued. My personal opinion is that it isn't a patch on the original.
Posted on 28 Jul 2012 00:21:52 BDT
J. Kinory says:
Ah well, pretentious middle-brow TV will always appeal to the mass of middle-brow pretentious viewers.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2012 09:22:31 BDT
Alan Gent says:
and what pray, do you think is pretentious about the production?
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