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Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Launch Trailer - BBC One
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2015, 06:23:30 AM »
I'm liking this so much!
I just read an interview with Bertie Carvell who plays Jonathan, and he said he had read the book 10 years ago and had been wanting someone to put it on screen for all this time - I'm glad we got such a fan to play it :)

"I have to say, when I first got the email about it happening, I read this, opened page one of the script with some trepidation, thinking they’re sure to have fucked this up and happily, what was amazing, was that Peter’s script kind of derives so much of a faithful sense of the tone of this novel.

You say it moves very quickly, of course, he has to move, in only seven hours, through 1000 pages worth of story – with footnotes, with endless kind of digressions, and so on. And he has to keep this plot on the road in a way that beat follows beat, but in all of that richness and all of those characters, what was amazing was the bravery with which he does that. One of the things I very much enjoyed in the early drafts of the script was how people think in long thoughts with semicolons – like they did then! We know this, because if you read plays of the period, people talk in proper paragraphs with better syntax than I am doing now, but Peter was brave enough to put that on the page. That as a starting place got me incredibly excited. Then what you can do, with a film, that you can’t necessarily do in the novel form is that you can pace things differently. So it’s quite exciting to be involved in that translation. And a huge possibility."
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Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Launch Trailer - BBC One
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2015, 12:18:29 PM »
It finished last night, so if anyone was waiting for all episodes to be available online, that's it (I'm not sure if they are, though).

It was *so good*, yesterday's was SUPERB! :D :D
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Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Launch Trailer - BBC One
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2015, 03:26:43 PM »
Yes they all are. They all get online almost as soon as they get on screen.
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Re: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Launch Trailer - BBC One
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2015, 08:55:01 AM »
Such a good series, with fine acting. The ending felt a little rushed to me, but didn't detract from my enjoyment.

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