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Thursday, 06 November 2003
le brouillard

Hay Bluff neon glow

It was foggy here last night and this morning.  Someone in front of me drove into the back of a car at the railway stopping this morning on the way to work. There was no excuse - the fog wasn’t so bad - they must have been daydreaming.

I got an email from davidm over the weekend saying that he has booked for us to see His Dark Materials Part I on 13 March 2004 and His Dark Materials Part II on 20 March 2004, at the Olivier Theatre.  Yay!  I am a big fan of Phillip Pullman. There is a very interesting Bridge to the Stars site, which I discovered thanks to mewn.

Talking of which mewn has some interesting photos of the brouillard (fog) in Strasbourg last night: here and here. mewn has some very interesting nightshots of Strasbourg. The guy seems to be an insomniac .... like yours truly .... and he seems to suggest that he is a bit obsessive-compulsive…..  (h�, aren’t we all?) .... and he seems to be a bit of a pervert.  Well, I’m not! (cough, cough).  But I had a good look at his postings on the derri�res des femmes, purely for academic purposes of course! (cough, cough).

And today there was a lovely long email from peter. Excellent! I am still reading and re-reading his sage comments on life.

Later: a small correction: I didn’t get the Bridge to the Stars site from mewn, but from Loriel’s Vanadium.

Posted by bigblue on 06/11/2003 at 05:05 PM
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bigblue wrote: I got an email from davidm over the weekend saying that he has booked for us to see His Dark Materials Part I on 13 March 2004 and His Dark Materials Part II on 20 March 2004, at the Olivier Theatre. Yay! I am a big fan of Phillip Pullman.

I’ve heard some really good things about this play. Although it is very long (I think a whole day). Are there only 2 parts, I thought 3, or am I confused with the books, and the play is set out differently?

Posted by bluemeanie  on  06/11/2003  at  10:32 PM

That’s correct. The books are in three parts (a trilogy), but the play is in only two parts. That was an aspect of the challenge facing the adaptors.

There is an interesting article in last Sunday’s paper on this, and on the play in general, called Pullman Class.

There is also a newly released book called Lyra’s Oxford and you can read about it and win a copy here.

I also found an interesting interview with Phillip Pullman (interesting background on his life).

Other news is that a film is in the pipeline - the last I read they hadn’t decided whether to do it in two or three parts.  Either way, like the play, it will certainly start like this:

Lyra and her daemon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen.

Posted by bigblue  on  07/11/2003  at  12:57 AM

Hint: The link that I posted above to the inteview with Phillip gives the answer to the competition question (Tom Stoppard).

Posted by bigblue  on  09/11/2003  at  12:20 AM

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