Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Gilbert: Every theatrical performance 
is a contrivance by its very nature. 
Sullivan: Yes, but this piece consists entirely 
of an artificial and implausible situation. 
Gilbert: If you wish to write a Grand Opera 
about a prostitute, dying of consumption in a garret, 
I suggest you contact Mr Ibsen in Oslo. 
I am sure he will be able to furnish you 
with something suitably dull. 

A very happy 68th birthday to Jim Broadbent today.
Did you know he was in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace?

He was!


Pierce said...

He deserved his Oscar for Iris. What a lovely film and a marvelous performance!

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Mike Leigh's short TV film of Broadbent performing his monologue "A Sense of History":

- matthew davis