07 October 2008

Revisiting Brideshead Revisited

Yesterday I watched all 659 minutes of the original BBC Brideshead Revisited. Incredible.

I simply couldn't resist indulging in watching these characters after my sister described them to me in great detail at dinner. How can one not be enthralled with a young Lord Sebastian Flyte, an Oxford undergraduate who takes to late night parties and gambling, always bringing along his teddy-bear Aloysius who he threatens to spank when he misbehaves?

I would love to speak in their vernacular today. I also had to stop myself from pausing the film every few minutes so as to take snapshots of its delicate frames: