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Canterbury Tales

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Mylo, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Mylo

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    Anyone watch it last night? I have never read Chaucer but found this modern adaptation very enjoyable. James Nesbit plays a scary bloke very well. Are the original stories any good?
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    Billie Piper has grown up a bit hasn't she...:eek: :devil:
     
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    It was all filmed just down the road from me. The Merlins is actually Merlins Cave in Chalfont St Giles, very nice pub.
    Nice area generally, very expensive though. :(

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    Your not wrong Brian, devil:
    Bit of type casting there as well eh?:
     
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    It was OK, but i'm getting a bit fed up with seeing and hearing that James Nesbitt on TV.

    He's EVERYWHERE lately!
     
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    It was a so-so production. Nesbitt was, well, Nesbitt and Dennis Waterman chewed the scenery nicely. Billie Piper wasn't actually a bad actress but the whole thing didn't really seem to go anywhere.
     
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    But it was a nice pub though! :D :smashin:
     
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    My only fault with it was the TVR sounded like a 1 ltr metro to me.:D
     
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    Agreed - even Nesbitt's fart had more power!!
     
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    I once saw the film of some of them but I was not over impressed. Isn’t the original Millers tale the one where a adulterer comes to kiss the miller wife and SPOILER
    she tells him to close his eye and she stick here rear out of the window and he kisses it. Wise to it he goes and gets a red hot poker. The next time he asks for a kiss the miller swaps places with his wife and stick his rear out of the window. Guess where the poker ended up.
    :rotfl:
     
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    OUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would bring a tear to your eyes.:eek:
     
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    :smoke: Bet it smelt a bit as well.
     
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    Chris Evans must have Sexed her up a bit...

    As for the program, lets say it wasn't quite my cup of tea :D
     
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    The bit mentioned in garrets post was very very funny :rotfl: but the rest was absolute garbage !

    It was like tales of the unexpected without the unexpected :thumbsdow
     
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    Does anyone know if this is repeated i wanted to see it.
     
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    I am hoping that we will see a lot more of Billie Piper in the near future!!
    :devil: :devil: :D :devil: :devil:
     
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    If anyone cares, the second 'tale' is on tonight. Julie Walters for the older boys.
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Only on an internet forum, eh?
     
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    Explain? My point is clear, what's yours? WELL :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    They're very enjoyable, universal tales about the human condition which still makes them relevent today, hence the remakes and why Chaucer is still taught in schools much the same as Shakespeare.

    word of warning they were written in Ye Olde English (isn't that a cider?!) so they can be a bit like reading a story in anagram form until you're used to the langauge.

    this one with Julie Walters is actually very good, better than last weeks.
     
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    I studied a couple of the Canterbury Tales (Wife of Bath and the Miller's Tale) and thought they were brill. As James says, the language is old but the simplest thing to do is not get too hung up on every single word as the gist is easy to follow. Believe it or not, this is what the original readers would have had to have done due to the incredibly different dialects extant in England at the time. Chaucer's english is a South of England form and would have been almost as confusing to someone from outside of that area as it is to us. My favorite statistic is that in 1400 there were about 30 spellings of egg- not exactly the longest of words.
     
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    The books are cack, and were the bain of my life for a significant period of time.

    Although the Young Squire and his tackle always raised a chuckle.
     
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    Thanks James, Tons. Sounds as easy to read as the Canadian written military test specs I deal with at work.
    123456789, an honest opinion.


    :)

    the_pauley still silent?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  24. Mylo

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    Posters like you get on my nerves, make a point or don't post.
     
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    Ooooh! Touchy or what? :eek:

    I was under the impression that I did make a point. What you mean is that you need to have it explained to you.

    Or maybe you don't - perhaps that's why you're coming across a bit pre-menstrual...

    ;)
     
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    I have never read the tales thats why I asked, simple as that. I would have asked the same question anywhere not just on the net.;)
     

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