The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Brit a Day [#641]

I had been hanging on to a DVD copy of Ken Russell's 'The Devils'--the version with the censored parts restored--and it remained unwatched as I waited for the confluence of events [read: kids out of the house and husband at home] that would allow us to watch it without locking the doors.  I'd seen it just once in graduate school--the cut up version because that's all there was then--and for anyone who has ever seen it, you know the word 'unforgettable' is just not enough, not nearly, no way, no how.

Then a couple of weeks ago, Ken Russell died, and that made the DVD box on my desk begin to smolder and burn laser beams at me.  So I began watching it in installments during my lunch break.  I finished it yesterday.  Still unforgettable, especially Oliver Reed who was clearly put on this earth to play the man 'worth going to hell for.'  I can't wait to watch it again with my husband.  He is a big fan of the Richard Harris-Vanessa Redgrave 'Camelot.'  Can't wait to say, 'What do you think of your Guinevere now, honey?'

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