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[Jun. 25th, 2006|12:31 am]
Just watched the old BBC "Neverwhere".

I gotta say, I liked it. It clearly had a 5 dollar production budget, and some of the acting was kinda medium.

And I almost thought Mr. Croup was the "M-M-M-M-Mantua? PaduaMantuammmmmmMantua?" guy from the BBC shakespeare. But I don't think he was.

Door apparently played "Kate the Farrier" in Knight's Tale. Which was she?

Anyway, was a fan of Door. Great name.

And I almost paniced when I thought the end had...happend? I don't want to spoil it. But yeah. I think that would be the worst thing possible.

Thought the costumes were fun. Loved the Rings that one of the brothers had---was very scary in conjunction with the suit.

Alright, that's all for tonight. Anyone else seen the series? Movie? Mini-series, I guess? Lemme know what you think. If you havn't seen it, check it out---and give it an honest chance. Don't let it's age and low production values throw you.

[User Picture]From: icepixie
2006-06-25 04:49 am (UTC)
Door apparently played "Kate the Farrier" in Knight's Tale. Which was she?

The chick blacksmith! The actress's name is Laura Fraser, and she seems to have been in everything the BBC has produced in the last ten years. ;)

I've got the Neverwhere mini in my Netflix queue (it's one of my favorite books), so I'll eventually get around to seeing it. With all the old Doctor Who episodes I've been watching lately, I think I've pretty much inured myself to the BBC's particular brand of shoestring budget production, so it should look pretty good to me! :D
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[User Picture]From: paraleipsis
2006-06-25 06:39 am (UTC)
You know, I rather liked it too (I thought of it as a filmed companion piece to the novel, which I had read first, although I knew that the series had actually aired before the book was published) and was only later informed by the rest of the civilized world that it was obviously crap. This is not the first time that something like that has happened to me. . .
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From: tedffz
2006-06-25 07:26 am (UTC)
You have . . . presumably read the original? Which is, for all intents and purposes, superior.

As only reading can be versus television. But Smoke and Mirrors may be Gaiman's best.

While I'm at it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqlutnHRA3I
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[User Picture]From: r0bingoodfellow
2006-06-25 02:35 pm (UTC)
I actually havn't---I've loved hs comics, but was never incredibly in love with Gaiman's writing--read American Gods, which I thought had a great idea, but not necesarily the best book.

I'm heading ot my local library asap though...
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-06-25 07:43 pm (UTC)

It's all good . . .

I haven't seen the show. Quick query:

If KFS shows MiRRORMASk, will people come?

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[User Picture]From: r0bingoodfellow
2006-06-26 01:06 am (UTC)

Re: It's all good . . .

I think they will. I havn't seen it yet, but really want to. I think there's enough of a Gaiman/fantasy/etc crowd that it could be popular....
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[User Picture]From: gwenaiver
2006-06-26 10:49 pm (UTC)
http://imdb.com/name/nm0292182/ thats her

The book is REAL good. Gaiman had real compunctions about writing Neverwhere, he was worried it would make kids want to run away from home. But when he got done he so liked what he had written that he decided to write a book too.

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[User Picture]From: r0bingoodfellow
2006-07-05 02:52 am (UTC)
Help! I can't post in my LJ anymore! Has anyone else ever had this happen?

Lemme know.

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[User Picture]From: experiment666
2008-01-16 11:18 pm (UTC)
You live in Chicago now, yes? At the very least their show would probably be interesting.
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