Monday, January 28, 2008

Quick quote and out.

According to the ever-entertaining io9, "the upcoming DOCTOR WHO two-parter by Steven Moffat (Blink) will feature the Doctor investigating an abandoned library, accompanied by the mysterious River Song (Alex Kingston from ER). Also guest-starring in the story: Colin Salmon from the James Bond films".

There you go, that hits 3 big B.L. bases: Doctor Who, James Bond and libraries. Job's a good 'un.

10 comments:

sean witzke said...

That's a freakin movie poster.

Mark said...

Yeah, for Moll Flanders, 1965.

Alex Kingston was in Andrew Davies' great adaptation of Moll Flanders. In 1996. With Daniel Craig. Who plays James Bond. But not with Colin Salmon. As Q would say, "do keep up".

I love the novel, too: y'know how people go on about Tristram Shandy, how tricksy and post-modern it was, for a book written in 1759? Well, Moll Flanders was all that too, but right at the birth of the English novel, in 1722.

saudade said...

Ah, thanks. I was feeling a wee bit perplexed. I am not Bond material, I must say.

WJC said...

Even if they tried to make movie posters like that nowadays they wouldn't get it right.
I've not seen the film, was Angela Lansbury 'at home' with rollicking and ribald(ing)?

Mark said...

Angela Lansbury: a goer in a previous, pre-Jessica Fletcher, life.

WJC said...

She did have a magic bed i suppose.

Mark said...

The sexual tension between her and David Tomlinson in that flick was electric!.

Trevor said...

I dislike when people claim either of those two novels to be post-modern--it's like calling the Damned post-punk. Both MF and TS are fucking awesome books that scoff at the term POstMOdern--much like Daniel Craig, actually--but both novels, if anything, are heartier, more rugged proto-novels that were never shackled by the chains of the modern narrative.

Heh.

Mark said...

Exactamundo. I always felt that whenever Steve Coogan calls TRISTRAM SHANDY "post-modern" in A COCK AND BULL STORY to pull the young assistant, you're supposed to cringe.

Trevor said...

heh. too true.