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Post by Kitty » October 5th, 2019, 7:14 am

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It's hard for me to judge whether that film is good because I am hopelessly biased, but I saw it 4x in the cinema so I must have liked it. I think the Fry film is better but it ends when he comes out of prison, which is where the Everett one starts, so it's worth watching just to get the rest of the story.
I saw the Stephen Fry movie years ago, and liked it very much. Maybe I give this one a go too one day.

Chapter 8 again perfectly PL ok. :thumbs: Loved the incident where he helped his friend to escape from the police. :lol:

Thanks, and have a nice weekend

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Post by RobMarland » October 12th, 2019, 5:09 pm

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Post by RobMarland » October 13th, 2019, 4:10 pm

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2019, 2:48 am

why did you link me to the text ? :hmm: the link is already in the first post.

And wow you were prolific over the weekend :shock: I started with the first two chapters now and Chapter 9 is already PL ok. Interesting section about life in the prison yard.

For Chapter 10 I have a few notes, but I think they are all optional and I let you decide. I only mention them because I know you want to decide for yourself how accurate you want to be:

> at 4:20: (p. 151) “the crushing burden of infamy and fate” – you say “hate” and I somewhat agree that this fits better, so it may only be a typo in the text

> at 16:37: (p. 161) “with the second son of an eighth marquess” – you say “English” but the numbers here probably want to enhance the triviality of the matter :lol:

> at 18:36: (p. 163) “Sir Edward Sullivan, Bart.” – just in case you didn’t know, this is the abbreviation of “Baronet”, if you want to read it out in full to make it more comprehensible to a listener :)

Will try to PL the rest this afternoon !

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2019, 4:02 am

RobMarland wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 4:10 pm
11-13 ready for PL.
immersed myself into the next three chapters and they're all excellently narrated :9: It's so despicable that former friends drop Oscar so fast after his fall from disgrace :evil: No civil courage at all.

Chapters 11 and 12 already PL ok.

Only one small correction for Chapter 13:

> at 17:21: (p. 209) repetition of “Verlaine” - can be cut out once

thanks

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Post by RobMarland » October 14th, 2019, 5:46 am

Thanks, Sonia

I didn't know about bart/baronet, so thanks for that. I'll make the changes later.

I was shocked to see Burne Jones dropped him. I hadn't heard that one before. Such a shame, because his Beguiling of Merlin is one of my favourite paintings: it hangs in a gallery near where I'm from. But Sherard was wrong to let Prof. Mahaffy off the hook: he didn't really stick by Wilde at all, and was quite rude about him. I should keep a list of these bad eggs!
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