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3.0 out of 5 stars Is it just me?, 14 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Parade's End [DVD] (DVD)
Is it just me or did the excellent performance by Rebecca Hall have anyone else rooting for her character to reconcile with the hero? I was extremely miffed when he in fact ended up with the slightly wet and annoying Miss Valentine. I will therefore not be watching this again unless I want to be in a bad mood.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2012 04:30:17 BDT
Ian Moone says:
That's the problem with this interpretation. Hall was too much. She's great on her own and then with a script so Sylvia-centric it was just overkill. Valentine could have been a more developed character. Not a soppy school-girl...

Posted on 16 Oct 2012 16:10:16 BDT
Monika says:
I agree 100%. I havenīt read the book, so I watched it with completely open mind. At first , I really disliked Rebecca Hallsīs character but gradually she grew on me. I think thatīs the proof of a great actor, to make the most of the character, to slowly peel off the layers and show us why he/she behaves the way he/she does. She and Bendict Cumberbatch were a match made in actorīs heaven, I really enjoyed it simply because of the perfection of their delivery.

Posted on 22 Oct 2012 18:05:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Oct 2012 14:57:29 GMT
No. Sylvia's part was more sympathetic than in the book; Ms Hall saw her chance & ran with it. Stoppard's script gave Valentine's character a bit of the depth we see in the book--which, unfortunately, did not make it to the screen. (The script has been published & is for sale here.)

But, just from watching the series, it seems to me that Valentine & Tietjens were more suited for each other. Yes, there was chemistry between Sylvia & the husband she tricked into marriage. (Or did she trick herself?) But she wanted drama & excitement with an edge of cruelty. Tietjens Did Not....

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 11:19:35 GMT
Danielle says:
Thanks for blowing the ending without warning.
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