Brideshead Revisited

  • GQjock

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    Aug 03, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    Me and some friends went to see the movie last night
    It was excellent of course...

    But it brought out some very deep concerns in the gay community and in society in general

    The major conflict in the book and in the movie is about religion in society and the damage that it does to people and to families all in the "NAME" of "GOODNESS"
    Emma Thompson played the misguided mother beautifully
    as always
    but being a reformed Catholic I knew what the damage done to her family actually was

    The other concern and it wasn't known by the original author was the distaste that many people Even in the gay world have for effeminate men
    Sebastien is a character damaged not only by his family and their religion but also because he is an effeminate dandy

    If any of you guys have seen it what were your thoughts
    and if you haven't seen it go and check it out
    Its a great movie
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    Aug 03, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    aaah i loved the book, the movie and very much the "old" tv-adaption, I think by the BBC.
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    Aug 03, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    About a year or two ago, I saw the oldish TV version with Jeremy Irons. The only explanation for Sebastien's downward spiral I could think of was his beyond inhuman mommy.

    That said, I think your societal analysis bears some thought.

    The question of an objective value system (good, evil, etc.) is one I toss around with some frequency.

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    Aug 03, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    Well, his family's downfall was their decadence and catholicism which I think are both related. Alcohol didn't help Sebastien either.
  • cityguy39

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    Aug 03, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    Saw the movie last weekend, I liked the BBC mini series much better, actually purchased it a couple of months ago, I'm trying to get my BF to watch it now. The movie just left out way too many details for me. Brideshead isn't the type of story that can be told in a movie format time frame.
  • Musclebucket

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    Aug 03, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    The BBC series a few years ago was AWESOME. Jeremy Irons was in it.
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    Aug 03, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    Dont think it out dawn here yet. But One is truly waiting with anticipation. Gosh I still have the TV version on Video.

    Another hard hitting look at the damage, and suffering Catholicism has created, and enforced. Was the Brides of Christ. It was made in Sydney, and the ear was around Vatican II. At times I just wanted to scream at the damage this religion has done.

    One issues in it that is still relevant today, is it's objection to the use of condoms.