Steph (normandie_m) wrote,
Steph
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Nothing interesting to point out in this update. I've been working at the bookshop, and two weeks from when uni starts again, I'm going to have to go through the nightmare that is Ithaca again. Nine hours of boredom interspersed with periods of business.

After classics_lover's recommendation, I managed to get my hands on the BBC drama 'Eroica' and loved it to pieces. It was a lot like 'Russian Ark' in the sense that it seemed like a snapshot in time. Ian Hart was remarkable as Beethoven (bad-tempered, energetic, joyful and a whole lot of other pretty adjectives). Jack Davenport and Fenella Woolgar(?) were also a joy to watch as his patrons, as was the actor who played Haydn, though his name escapes me right now.

I've also gotten into 'Shameless', since it's repeating on SBS at the moment and I was curious about James MacAvoy after seeing him in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. Reminds me, I have 'State of Play' to watch at some point...

I read the whole of 'V for Vendetta' yesterday, and I can't wait for the film now. From what I saw of the trailer, it looks it's staying faithful to the comic, which is good.

And as it's now 10:30 and I need to get up early tomorrow, just one gripe I have for the moment: I really wish that the bloody booklists for my courses this year would be online already! Logically, I could download the Latin text of Tacitus' Histories if I was that desperate to do a little early translation before semester begins, but I'd still prefer translating from a book (preferably with footnotes to point out things I would otherwise miss).
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