Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A bit more Golden Compass

Because if I didn't tell you, who would?

Eva Green is Serafina Pekula. I confess I've only seen her in one movie (Kingdom of Heaven), but I had no problem with her there.

She's also the latest Bond girl in Casino Royale. Am I the only one excited for this movie? I mean, Goldeneye is one of the best Bond movies OF ALL TIME, and it's the same director.


Blogger chris said...

well based on all your guys's clamboring, i have "procured" audio recordings of the pullman books, and started listening last night.

so far, i can only say that i have no clue what's going on, but at least it seems interesting enough that i wish i did.

3:20 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

that's totally par for the course. I was confused for at least the first 1/3 of The Golden Compass. But rest assured, it will all be revealed to you in perfect clarity. Sort of.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I wasn't totally sold on The Golden Compass until Iorek Byrnison showed up. And then it ROCKED ULTIMATE. Subtle Knife might be the best book, but Amber Spyglass makes me cry tears of joy and sadness.

9:39 AM  
Blogger chris said...

so far, i'm just relieved to find out that we weren't talking about _ann_ coulter... ha.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Frank said...

You mean Ridiculous Low Voice Eva Green? She's so ridiculous!

But, actually, I think her psuedo-contralto will probably be a pretty good fit for a witch warrior.

I was just thinking the other day about how cool the witch "invisibility" could be handled, if they keep with this idea that they're not really invisible, just eerily camoflaged into the background.

That stuff freaks my shit out. (Paul and McKenna and I watched some J-Horror last night.)

In other Anglo-French* actress news, Charlotte Gainsbourg (in The Science of Sleep) is totally Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg's DAUGHTER! I love her already.

*Further research has led me to the conclusion that Eva Green is not actually Franco-English but in fact Swiss-French (so ... Swabian?). Her last name is pronounced in the Swiss fashion "Grain." But, whatever, she speaks English, albeit ridiculously.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Charlotte Gainsbourg does vocals on this Serge song from like the 70s. The song is called "Lemon Incest." Serge Gainsbourg is ODD.

Is she any good in that Jane Eyre adaptation from way back? Her neck is very LONG, I remember hearing that much.

I like Eva Green a lot. She totally made The Dreamers worth watching. Even at its odder, incestier moments.

Blog comment: full circle!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

And yeah, until the daemons start making sense, Golden Compass is incredibly difficult to process. But once you understand that, it all starts to come together.

1:35 PM  
Blogger chris said...

swiss-french, eh? there are actually quite a lot of those people around here, it seems.

but then, i do happen to live in the francophonic region of switzerland, so go figure...

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

You live in francophonic Switzerland?! If you run into Eva Green, don't tell her all the catty things I've been saying about her!

Liz, yes, I know all about "Lemon Incest"! It showed up on my radar when I went through my initial Serge Gainsbourg kick, circa 2000. What I didn't realize was that his daughter was SO YOUNG when that song was recorded, so it had never occurred to me to keep an eye out for her on the radar. I assumed she was an old, middle-aged lady.

And I never saw that Zeffirelli Jane Eyre, so she didn't pop into my worldview then, either. I heard it was pretty underwhelming. Dr. Salinger didn't like it, anyway. Jane's so tough on film, I think, because so much of her personality and spunk comes through in her narration, rather than in her dialogue, unlike a Jane Austen heroine. (And thus concludes my feeble stab at literary analysis.)

But, yeah, I'd believe that she has a long neck.

7:27 PM  

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