Richard Armitage tangentially related

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~ by Servetus on December 25, 2018.

5 Responses to “Richard Armitage tangentially related”

  1. I got excited the other day when I was looking at the Radio Times tv listinfs and it had The Handsome Stranger episode listed…then I realised it wasn’t due to be shown .. meh


  2. I watched They Shall Not Grow Old knowing it would make me sad, if for no other reason than it will help remind me (and others) how terrible war is.


    • I have watched a LOT of film about WWI, both documentary and dramatic, because i show a lot of film clips when I get that far into lecturing in modern history. This was in many ways run of the mill in focus — esp in its focus on the western front trench experience. To some extent that was because of his source material — of course the Imperial War Museum is going to have a limited range of film available. It also leaves a lot out about the conduct of the war and its internationality. But I was expecting to resent the manipulation of the frame rate and the color, and Jackson really showed a lot of restraint. I thought I was going to get a CGI-ish production and I did not get that. I was also surprised by the effectiveness of the choice of voiceovers to read — because honestly that annoys the hell out of me, putting the voice of someone to someone else’s picture / image. It’s a falsification of the historical record and we have way too much of that and it shouldn’t be occurring in a film that calls itself a documentary. But it was extremely (unexpectedly well) done.

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