dweomeroflight: (Pretty Helena)
My love affair with HBC continues...

Pics under the cut for images of her as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and Julia in Dark Shadows. Both come out in 2012. I. am. excited.

beauty is always only an illusion Merlin. Didn't you know that? )

Who likes Helena on my flist? Excited for any of her up and coming films? Tell me about them!

ps: Looks like she is confirmed for Madame Thernadier in Les Miserables. YES. SQUEE!!!!!!

Spooks 10.3

Oct. 5th, 2011 11:00 am
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I finally watched it :)

some observations in no particular order )

In other news, I have a billion assignments in the next five weeks and I am going to go down to university today to play quidditch with the Harry Potter society.

Also, Closing Time was like WOAH. Review to come after a rewatch.
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I've always had a strange relationship with Harry Potter: the books. I always felt that J K Rowling sold out in book six and seven and the pace got very uneven. That's not to say I didn't appreciate the world she created and the characters I came to love and the way that part of my childhood is caught up in each books pages. But having said that, this is the reason I went to DH:p1 with so much trepidation as I didn't like Book 7 all that much. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it to be the strongest movie that had been released so far. I also was given an extra treat in that I thought Bellatrix Lestrange truly elevated herself above EVERYONE and really, really encapsulated the essence of evil. It was an astonishing performance from Helena and I think it is now impossible to seperate her from the character. I really feel that Helena brought a lot to the role of Bellatrix, she was born to play the part.

Actual film under cut link for part two:

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I think the last two films have been the strongest because the art direction really picked up (very Burtonish I noticed), the storytelling cut straight to the heart of the books even if that meant adding in or taking away scenes from the source material and finally, the atmostphere and the drama was exactly right. Deathly Hallows Part One and Two succeeded in a way the previous Potter's haven't done. They convinced me that these were movies in their own right with strong themes and performances that had real lasting dramatic resonance.
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THE WORD IS OUT... HELENA BONHAM CARTER, SHE WHO HAS BEEN SNUBBED BY THE OSCARS REPEATEDLY SINCE WINGS OF THE DOVE, IS FINALLY NOM'D FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN THE KING'S SPEECH. LONG HAVE I LOVED YOU HELENA AND LONG MAY YOU REIGN OH QUEEN OF ALL THINGS KOOKY. BEST OF LUCK. I SURE AS HELL AM CHEERING FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HELENA FANDOM SQUEEEEEEEE!
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I slept over at my best friend's house and we watched Coraline. Thoughts under cut:

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Helena Bonham Carter in Enid Review

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The other day the BBC tele movie Skellig was on the ABC and I of course had to watch for John Simm.

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HELLO MY NICOLA BUDDIES. READ ON HERE...

Nicola in the radio play Bad Memories reviewed under this link:

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Nicola in the ITV mini series The Last Train under this link (She's not doing so well on my blog today :P):

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Anyone into Marion Zimmer Bradley? I'm not. Reasons below cut.

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Whew and finished. I still have to watch Helena in Toast, rewatch Nicola in L&O and do Ashes to Ashes series three write ups eventually. Stay tuned ;)
dweomeroflight: (Pensieve Ruth)
It's about time I wrote this. I did see the play twice and keep thinking about how much I enjoyed it/had thinky thoughts about it. It was a good play in its own right (not just because we all know Nicola is acting Goddess) so review below cut link with some spoilers. There are more thoughts to perhaps blog on this play but they are still ruminating and yeah...

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Also, hi to all of my new Nicola lj friends. Us fans need to stick together. By the way, I have been listening to alot of Nicola's radio plays of late and was wondering if you guys had listened to any. If so which ones? If not, do you want some from me? I was considering making a complete list of her audio works and putting it in with her film and TV list because I keep getting sent new audio stuff of Nicola's and not knowing where it fits with her acting career chronilogically speaking. if you are interested in me posting this list to my lj let me know :) I will try to make it as accurate as possible.

EDIT: Just found this on the updated NW fansite. How useful :) The list here looks pretty complete (never realised just how much radio and theatre this woman has done!)

http://www.nicola-walker.com/?page_id=54
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Ok so I watched Love Actually with my friend yesterday and I was reminded of all of the reasons why I love British humour and scriptwriting all over again... but even more than this it made me remember why I loved Bill Nighy.

So here's my random thought for the day: I have noticed that I tend to like actors that arn't afraid to do crazy stuff on TV eg Bill Nighy singing terribly about feeling Christmas in his fingers and toes, with these bizarre eyebrow wiggles and a dirty, dirty laugh. I LOVE Bill Nighy. I think I love Bill Nighy so much because in everything I've ever seen him in, he isn't afraid to take the piss out of himself.

eg 2 (and God I love this one): Julie Walters doing the strip tease to Rule Brittania in Richard E Grant's debut film Wah Wah (awesome, awesome film). In fact, Julie Walters to me is like the female Bill Nighy in my head because she also was brave enough to manage Molly Weasley and act like a woman 15 years her actual age in Ruby in the Smoke, even managing to pretend to speak poorly because she wasn't wearing her teeth. She is great as Mrs Holland because she also manages to excude menace without any lines at all, just by power of stares alone. And then of course there is her performance in Billy Elliot... again I just LOVE JULIE WALTERS DAMN IT

eg 3: Hugh Grant and John Simm both dancing around like lunatics as British Prime Minister's to catchy pop songs and by dancing I mean... DANCING BABY. You two... I take my hat off to you :P

eg 4: Drew Barrymore dancing the moonwalk backwards to escape evil guys in Charlies Angels and also in Donnie Darko (do more drama's damn it) screaming out FUCK as loudly as possible to the world.

eg 5: Johnny Depp in Benny and Joon (love that movie)

And that's enough for the moment. What random things I post and think :/

But it's true, my respect O meter goes up when actors do crazy things and know its going to go global at the cinema/television set

what do you guys think?

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