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The kid's away and it's school holidays so no sport or club or association meetings or other responsibilities. I am of course using the time wisely to do housework and sort out paperwork.

Hahahahaha just kidding, am watching telly. We're currently watching the Hornblower movies, Ioan Gruffodd and Jamie Bamber are such adorable pink cheeked youths.
(or possibly I got old, its been many years since I watched it, and 16 years since they made it, wow).

Am currently watching the Mutiny/Retribution plot, which also has Phil Glennister, Paul McGann, David Warner and the dude who plays Jacques in Versailles. Excellent quality show, stands up well 16 years later, no reason a period piece wouldn't, I guess. I wonder if they would still have the leisurely scenery shots if they remade it today, everything seems speeded up nowadays, or that could be just be me getting middle-aged again *G*

I adored the Hornblower books in my teens, I reread them a lot, along with Georgette Heyer's entire oeuvre and Dennis Wheatley's Roge Brook series

Oh, ha, I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed Hornblower/Pellew. So many long meaningful looks, Pellow being all awkwardly supportive when Hornblower was in tears after the doomed French village. And all the intense silences.

And just now Pellew has just said to another captain, "I will not see a man hanged out of hand that is as dear to me as... *pained and self conscious look* As dear to me as one of my own."

Random 10 mins from the episode. At the 4 minute mark Hornblower is naked and being sprayed with water in front of the entire crew for some reason. I guess they made their own entertainment on those ships :)

Date: 2017-07-09 02:12 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Bulman fishing)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Hee, as long TV has a couple of hours to fill with one programme there will never be a shortage of leisurely scenery shots:)

Date: 2017-07-10 08:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] swordznsorcery
He looks incredibly young as Horblower, doesn't he! I rewatched them all a year or two back, when his recent series "Forever" was on hiatus, and I couldn't get over how callow he looks. Mind you, I think Hornblower was only supposed to be about sixteen in the first book, so probably just as well!

A good series. It's a shame they didn't do more.


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