Wednesday, July 30, 2008

First review of Brideshead Revisited

I heard about it at Standing on my Head...

A great quote from the Telegraph:

In its obsession with sex and scenery, the film has lost the elegiac, wistful quality of the novel. Worse, it has missed the chief matter of the book.

As Waugh wrote in 1960: "Its theme - the operation of divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters - was perhaps presumptuously large, but I make no apology for it."

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