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Brideshead Date Set

You better start reviewing that well-worn copy of Brideshead Revisited, because the big screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel comes out on August 1st.

And, can we just say, that Matthew Goode and Ben Whishaw look positively smashing as Charles Ryder and Sebastian Flyte. Aloysius simply cannot wait!

On:           Jun 3, 2008
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    • miKEM

      Absolutely, spot on.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NICNYC

      one of my favorite books – and i’m sure this will be one of my favorite movies

      Jun 3, 2008 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy

      why remake what was perfect: Anthony Andrews, Jeremy Irons, Lawrence Olivier? And I love that “from the acclaimed novel” – at this point like saying “from Jane Austen’s best-seller ‘Pride and Prejudice'” or from the hit novel “War and Peace.”


      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      I don’t know. I think Sebastian from the Miniseries was cuter. Everybody looks Burnett. They should made Sebastian blonde again for variety.

      So that girl already played this same role in “The Line of Beauty” which was a remake of “Brideshead Revisited.” I wonder how she snagged them both? Is it the same director or something?

      Jun 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      This looks so awful I can’t stand it.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex

      Line of Beauty was not a BR remake! It’s a novel in its own right, by Hollinghurst. This looks terrible – what’s up with the melodramatic music??? Sofia Coppola should have done this classic novel.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathan

      Yuck. I loved the book and the miniseries, but this trailer is just *painful*.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meeg

      Do you know Aloysius got cut from the script in this version? Also, I read that the director is focusing on Charles and Julia’s love affair in the 30’s and truncating the treatment of Charles and Sebastians relationship, and that he’s trying to make it more dramatic and less nostalgic (even though the novel is pretty nostalgic). This is so not going to be as good as the miniseries but I’m going to see it, if only to see Emma Thompson as Lady Marchmain.

      If you’re into Brideshead you might want to check out the blogpost I wrote about the new movie a while ago? http://meeg-toomuchinformation.blogspot.com/2007/12/brideshead-redux.html

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abelincoln

      The first red flag is that the trailer says “based on the novel” which means anything goes and apparently Aloysius was one of the first things to do that.

      At any rate it looks like it will be the most beloved movie of our generation this fall in our time during the life of this universe and all the parallel ones as well. And I’m sure it will be a movie event instead of a regular movie.

      In 30 years they will make a movie based on this movie. As they keep doing that someone will eventually make a movie of the book; like monkeys with a typewriter and Red Bull.

      Jun 4, 2008 at 2:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Veronica Trash

      It looks very straightforward in its depiction of the relationship between Charles and Sebastian, so I’m not complaining…yet!

      Jun 4, 2008 at 5:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meeg

      Based on the trailer:
      Emma Thompson looks weird with the all white hair and it seems like maybe the screenwriter was playing a little fast and loose with the story.

      Jun 4, 2008 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PornographicPriestess

      Only the names of the characters and the settings appear to be based on the novel. The story sure doesn’t appear to be remotely close.

      I’ll definitely pass on this poor excuse for an “adaptation”.

      Jun 11, 2008 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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