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The ABC’s Of ‘Brideshead Revisited’

Earlier this morning we mentioned that “metrosexual” daddy Mark Simpson has been sending us much appreciated video love.

In addition to reminding us about The English Beat, Simpson included this music-minded version of BBC’s Brideshead Revisited adaptation. That’s a younger Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews. Men that handsome truly are rare.

For those of you not familiar with 80s-era British bands, the tune’s “All My Heart” by ABC. And in case you’re not familiar with literature, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited tells the tale of two boarding school chums – Sebastian and Charles – and their unrealized, virtually unspoken love. The 1945 novel will soon hit the big screen with super cute actors Matthew Goode and Ben Wishaw.

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  • hells kitchen guy

    They bumped pee-pees in public school, as do most English schoolboys. Then the Irons character went straight, the Andrews character straight to hell. Great miniseries, great book.

  • Meeg

    Brideshead Revisited is a great story, and the BBC miniseries really captured just about everything in the book (plus there’s a great performance by Sir Laurence Olivier as a dying Lord Marchmain). It’s hard to imagine the new movie will be anywhere near as good, but I guess if it encourages more people to read the book that is a positive thing.

  • gregoire

    its ABC not the English Beat

  • arkadin

    also, rumour has it the new film has more or less excised all the homoeroticism in favour of telling the het story, since there’s simply not enough time.

  • Puddy Katz

    i find the shots make me slightly sick to my stomach; so dated and affected, so unrelated to anything any of us are doing.
    how many gay men mince around in mansions and make funny shapes with their mouths?

    however, “teddy bears and heroin” might be a good name for a gay band

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