Gormenghast

bill-sarah at mindspring.com bill-sarah at mindspring.com
Mon May 29 10:51:35 EDT 2000


Does anyone know where I could get hold of a copy of the Archer's Goon
video?  I've looked around both the bbc website and amazon.co.uk, but I
haven't found anything.  The only thing I determined is that they're not
reprinting Archer's Goon with the rest of the books.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tarja Rainio <vierran at saunalahti.fi>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2000 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: Gormenghast


> on 27.5.2000 23:06, Mary Ann Dimand at amaebi at iwon.com wrote:
>
> > I'd love to see that dramatization! I haven't yet seen the Archer's Goon
> > video, but I think that Gormenghast offers somewhat similar
opportunities--
> > though with much less Rollick.
>
> It's available through Amazon.co.uk where I bought it. And if you want
some
> more info on the production you could check BBC's page at
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/gormenghast/ where you can find all kinds of
> information from costumes to sets.
>
> > I understand that I am far from alone in feeling this effort, and
> > that quite a few people don't bother or resent it. Personally, I feel
that
> > it's well worth the effort, and that Peake's style is completely
appropriate
> > for his matter.
>
> Yes, I though so. A friend of mine has read the books some years ago and
is
> now in the process of re-reading them and from her I gathered the
impression
> they could take some effort to get into, but would probably be worth it.
> BTW, she tackles this problem by reading only one chapter every night
before
> going to sleep.
>
> > Readers who dislike bizarre events won't care for them, but I
> > shouldn't think this would be a problem for DWJ afficionados. :D
>
> Yes, I could see from the tv-production that there were plenty of bizarre
> events =).
>
> Thank you very much for your comments. I guess I'll try them to find out
> whether I like them or not.
>
> Tarja
>
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