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I, Claudius - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
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I, Claudius
A little more time on trains and I've watched some more "I, Claudius" on DVD.

Gosh it's both jolly good and jolly frightening. The acting is delivered with a fantastic understated confidence and has moments of beautiful subversion.

Even that paragon of Federation virtue Captain Picard is a bit of a wrong 'un.

More I say, more!
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caddyman From: caddyman Date: May 25th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm rather surprised that it's only now you're coming to Clavdivs.

They don't make 'em like that any more.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 25th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was a little young during the initial run...
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From: pax_draconis Date: May 25th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Toldja so.

"Don't... go... in there..."
agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: May 25th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could do with some of that before Odyssey.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 25th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly why I'm getting around to it now!
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 25th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I, Claudius is great. Have you read the book?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 25th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. Guess it can go on the list..
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rebby From: rebby Date: May 25th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a great series.
I have the book and that is just as blood thirsty, you can borrow it if you want.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 25th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll remember the offer - thanks. I still have a long "to read" queue.
kissmeforlonger From: kissmeforlonger Date: May 25th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Derek Jacobi is fabulous... fabulous... I have the audio book of I Claudius and love it.

Sadly Cap'n Picard, while wonderfully seedy and threatening in I Claudius, still reminds me of his role in Confessions of a Window Cleaner, which tends to undermine the performance for me :-)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 25th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't imagine him with a bucket and sponge...
sparksoflight From: sparksoflight Date: May 25th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh, I love I, Claudius! John Hurt is fab in it. My Dad has it on video. Watched it in a marathon a couple of years ago - it was great.
ruana1 From: ruana1 Date: May 27th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
It is wonderful. Trouble is, I tend to get distracted wondering where I've seen the actors before.

Sian Phillips can be one scary lady.
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