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teddibly, teddibly happy

I have only ever gone to the cinema on my own ONCE in my life, which is very unadventurous of me. And that was when I was going to visit my then-sort-of-boyfriend in Boston and arrived on a much earlier train than expected and had nothing to do for hours until he got out of work and so went to see Rushmore (which rocked). But I might just have to go on my own today because this afternoon the IFI are showing possibly my favourite film of all time, Brief Encounter! On the big screen! It's a bit indulgent because I actually have it on DVD, but I'd love to see it in the cinema. Anyone else who feels like joining me for a weepfest, it's on at half two...



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Mar. 28th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
Dying of envy and sending cybertissues!
Mar. 28th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
daegaer is now joining me - I wish you could come too! We will weep on your behalf.
Mar. 28th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
Oh I would *love* to see Brief Encounter on the big screen ! One of my dreams actually.

Lucky sod.
Mar. 28th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
It looked amazing! It was all glow-y and dreamlike.
Mar. 28th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
Oooh I love going to the movies by myself. Especially if it's an old favourite. You should do it! You don't have to share your drink and treats!
Mar. 28th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
daegaer came too in the end, which was great, but I would have happily gone alone - it was brilliant.
Mar. 28th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
It's so strange that you mention Brief Encounter, because it was just on Turner Classic Movies the other night (as the name implies, it's a channel that shows only classic movies, uninterrupted, and is the best thing on American TV), and I caught the tail end of it, and had to see the rest of it right away, so went and rented it last night and watched the whole thing through. I don't know why I don't own it on DVD, because it's one of my favorite movies ever and I never get tired of it. Celia Johnson is just note-for-note perfect, and one of my favorite moments in movies is at the end of the scene where Alec has just told her of his plans for the future (don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it) and she leans out of the train window and they talk, and then the train moves away in a cloud of steam with her watching him until she suddenly turns away into the compartment.

I'm so envious that you get to see this on the big screen. Have a great time!
Mar. 28th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
Sorry, forgot to include this in my original post: Did people actually talk in the accents of Laura and Alec in the 1940s, or was it purely a dramatic style that actors learned at RADA?
Mar. 29th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I would so have along to that if I wasn't shackled to a desk. Look at how long it took me to even reply dammit!

Such a great film. Total sobfest and I had a huge crush on Trevor Howard when I saw it as a teenager. I was delighted to read an article last year that countered the misconception that he was a stuffy toff. In fact he was a bit of playboy lush. And I'm rather found of lush playboys.
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