Thursday, February 3, 2011
- I re-watched The Red Riding Trilogy (1974,1980 and 1983), the brilliant British TV miniseries documenting a period in West Yorkshire which was plagued by the Yorkshire Ripper, an abductor and murderer of young girls and the sordid corrupt regime of the West Yorkshire Police Department. All three are beautifully shot and scored throughout. They feature stand-out performances from Andrew Garfield and Rebecca Hall (1974), Paddy Considine (1980) and David Morrisey (1983), amongst a wealth of veteran British supporting actors. It's bleak, chilling stuff, but a must see!
- I also started Season 3 of Mad Men, and it is just as cool and sharply dialogued as the the first two seasons.
- I am currently reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. It's fantastic. The divine, scandalous novel has been twice adapted into film. I had never read the novel prior, but I have seen Stanley Kubrick's adaptation. I have the less-appreciated Adrian Lyne adaptation ready to go once I finish the novel.
Thanks for reading.