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06 June 2007 @ 09:40 am
wayback wednesday: The History Boys  
Watched The History Boys last night. I thought it was very good, although it felt a bit scattered to me because there was no main character. Rather, there were four semi-main characters, none of which were exactly in the spotlight. I'm sure there are a thousand films that do the same thing without bothering me in the slightest, but here I definitely felt my feet losing their grip on what the actual storyline was. I suppose that since the story was somewhat autobiographical for playwright and screenwriter Alan Bennett (who also wrote the screenplay for Prick Up Your Ears), I should assume his character was the primary, although frankly his character was the weakest candidate of the four. I recall hearing they cut about an hour from the play when they converted it to a film. Maybe that hour would have helped me find more secure footing.

 
 
Listening to: The Postal Service - "Clark Gable"
 
 
 
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 6th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Man, that's a hotter than usual wayback wednesday.
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on June 6th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
See, to me it all averaged out-the left is very, very hot, and the right is pretty darned cold...