Posted by Kate on June 12, 1998 at 08:49:13:
In response to No, not yet . . ., written by Tay on June 11, 1998 at 20:46:53
] ] 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. . . .
I last saw the mini series in 1982 (!) so I'm really struggling to remember, but I thought it was at least implied that Sebastian was into drugs, and involved with a local boy... before he got his religion back!
] ] 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. 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.
See above my comments about how long it is since I've seen it. I do remember that Andrews was very camp as I said before - I personally think it's his best work as an actor (and Jeremy Irons is very good in it too, and Lawrence Olivier's in it), and if you're an AA fan then you should see it. IMO it's good to see actors stretch themselves beyond what we expect of them. Why not get it out and watch the first hour and see what you think? Apart from anything else, it's a landmark piece of TV, one of the best things the BBC has ever done.
Oh, and your confusion about Fried Green Tomatoes can only be good, also IMHO - these two women obviously had a close and loving relationship, which you seemed to think was good, so why should whether or not they were lesbians change that? But I realise this is a subject on which people can differ...
] (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 :-) )
sorry, didn't get the picture.
- Well . . . . Tay 15:10:32 6/12/98 (0)
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