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Wikipedia doesn't explain why both the Oscars and the Golden Globes exist. Wouldn't you think that would be like the #1 FAQ?

Posted by elenchos | January 13, 2008 10:38 PM

Freely flows the blood of those who moralize.

Posted by kinaidos | January 13, 2008 10:39 PM

Jane Austen Masterpiece Theatre. Oh yes. What did you think of Persuasion?

Posted by tabletop_joe | January 14, 2008 12:25 AM

Um ... you mean Sweeney Todd, right?

I must have missed the Sweeny Todd you reference in the SLOG story ... even the band was spelled Sweeney Todd ...

Persuasion was good, but I thought the BBC version was better.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 14, 2008 1:04 AM

@1-agreed. And I didnt know writers wrote the jokes for these awards until just now. The writing is never funny so i always thought the presenters wrote their parts. Plus, I hate modern musicals, so Johnny Depp and that Helena chick singing is just sinful in my book.

Posted by yearning | January 14, 2008 9:08 AM

Does the world really NEED more Jane Austen films? Isn't this about the 9th adaption in the last 20 years?

give us what we really want: a new "I,Claudius", or better yet, a new "Thorn Birds"...

Posted by michael strangeways | January 14, 2008 9:25 AM

That was a particularly bloodless Persuasion.

But Bath looked spectacular - remove the cars & instant 1815.

And the mens haircuts are interchangeable with todays. Only the louse ladders have changed.

Posted by max solomon | January 14, 2008 9:28 AM

adapTAtion is what I meant to say...

and Billy Bush REALLY is the worst Bush on the planet.

Posted by michael strangeways | January 14, 2008 9:30 AM

Umm, it's Masterpiece now, not Masterpiece Theatre. Budget cuts.

Posted by Brad | January 14, 2008 9:32 AM

Sweeney, fixed. But none of you caught "Schabel"! No posting after 8 pm for me.

I thought Persuasion was pretty bad.

Posted by annie | January 14, 2008 9:37 AM

@5 - and what a thin book it is...

Posted by TEENY TODD | January 14, 2008 9:38 AM

The other version of Persuasion with Ciarin Hinds was so much better. Many things went unspoken, compared to this most recent version which has to explain absolutely everything through irritating and superfluous narration of Anne's innermost thoughts.

They also completely botched my favorite scene, when Wentworth arranged a ride for the overfatigued Anne. You would have to have read the book to understand what was going on.

Posted by keshmeshi | January 14, 2008 10:09 AM

Ich nicht sprechen den Schabelen, annie.

We were talking about your film reviews on Sunday, annie. We like how you tell us enough for us to ignore your up/down vote but let us decide if we want to see it on its own merits. The mark of a good critic - even when you disagree with her/his choices for movies, you can find what you need in the review to figure out if it's worth seeing.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 14, 2008 11:14 AM

Juno got dicked. Ironic.

Posted by Greg | January 14, 2008 2:39 PM

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