No, not yet . . .
Posted by Tay on June 11, 1998 at 20:46:53:
In response to Anthony Andrews..., written by Kate on June 11, 1998 at 18:37:03
] ] I checked out this one book that was sort of a commentary about "Brideshead" and it said that their relationship was not gay, because Sebastian wasn't even mature in that kind of way and that it was more centered on Charles' yearning for a 'real' family, since all he had was a doddering old man and a pompous cousin. Also, Waugh didn't mince matters about being gay when he mentioned Anthony Blanche (? I can't recall his name accurately at the moment) who was quite convincingly gay, but whom Charles did not like.
] ] So, what do you think??
] ] Tay
] ] P.S. About Sebastian - it's Anthony Andrews who played him, and he's the whole reason I read the book ;-)
] Well, I think when Sebastian goes off to north africa (is it Tangiers or Morroco??) he does live a fairly bohemian lifestyle? But it is positively years since I read it, so I'm really not qualified to comment.
Bohemian? Misplaced my dictionary somewhere, so would kindly appreciate the definition :-) But in Morroco, Sebastian ends up in a monastery. I thought that the concept of all the Flytes returning to Catholism was really meaningful, and I can appreciate it even if I'm not Catholic myself. But that was what I thought the whole novel was mostly about : how the only thing that can survive and continue is the human spirit and soul. . . .
] Have you seen the miniseries?
I'm currently debating whether I should or not. I mean, if its kind of graphic and harps on their physical relationship as being not the lust-less love I thought they had, then I don't really know . . . That's partly why I'm inquiring about it and trying to clarify it. I guess there's just different opinions, depending upon the viewer. I know that when I watched "Fried Green Tomatoes", I thought the two girls were just really good friends, but then someone told me they were supposed to be gay, so I was rather stunned. If "Brideshead" the miniseries shows them as being just close, but not necessarily physically so, then I'll probably watch it, since I was touched by the book, espeically the ending.
] BTW, Waugh wrote that wonderful poem "Stop the Clocks" which John Hannah read in Four Weddings and a Funeral, which was about the death of his own male lover.
I can't really comment, because I haven't watched "Four Weddings and a Funeral" nor read "Stop the Clocks", sorry :-)
(PS: how'd you like the picture? It was alittle bit dark and far; the one on my copy's cover is infinitely better :-) Shows Sebastian with his Teddy Bear, too :-) )
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