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Re: Top 100 Club: smirnoff
« Reply #190 on: December 13, 2021, 04:00:39 PM »
Dickens is a wordy guy. If this happens to me, I just sputter, "wrong pipe!" :)

It often got lost in his sentences. I imagine a scene between Dickens and his publisher that's like the scene in Inception between Cobb and Yusuf.

"Oh I rarely print 800 page books Mr. Dickens"
"Well I'd need you to make an exception which is tailored to my needs."
"Which are?"
"Great depth."
"A sentence within a sentence. Two sentences."
**Dickens leans in** "Three."
"Not possible. That many sentences within sentences is too unstable."
"It is possible. You just have to use punctuation."
"Powerful punction." *the publisher pauses in thought* "How many commas?"
"Five."
**Dickens editor standing behind him** "Six.

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Re: Top 100 Club: smirnoff
« Reply #191 on: December 13, 2021, 04:39:28 PM »
Before Midnight is also in my Top 100, it may have been from you since I got it from the Top 100 Club.  I have been meaning to revisit but I don’t remember too much humour and charm in the film, but maybe it is me wanting to have a cynical view. Perhaps a bit at the end but I didn’t read it optimistically.

My feeling during the first viewing, towards the end, was that I was viewing an extinction level event in their relationship, with only a mere glimmer of hope to put a period on the whole thing. I guess unlike some relationships in film which reach that level of animosity, I still didn't feel it was reason enough to end it. And when they cooled off, I don't think they did either.

I plan to watch the series again sometime next year; i have only watched the first 2 once.  I didn’t come away with a glimmer of hope from Midnight, only thought that between separating vs staying together, that the later would be the worst choice. 
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Re: Top 100 Club: smirnoff
« Reply #192 on: December 13, 2021, 09:27:18 PM »
It often got lost in his sentences. I imagine a scene between Dickens and his publisher that's like the scene in Inception between Cobb and Yusuf.

"Oh I rarely print 800 page books Mr. Dickens"
"Well I'd need you to make an exception which is tailored to my needs."
"Which are?"
"Great depth."
"A sentence within a sentence. Two sentences."
**Dickens leans in** "Three."
"Not possible. That many sentences within sentences is too unstable."
"It is possible. You just have to use punctuation."
"Powerful punction." *the publisher pauses in thought* "How many commas?"
"Five."
**Dickens editor standing behind him** "Six.

Eames smirnoff, I am impressed. :))

 

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