Hello again readers, it’s BB here. It seems like ages since I last blogged, so my apologies. Please forgive me.
Just thought I’d bring to your attention the trailer for ‘War Horse’, a Steven Spielberg film based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, in which Benedict Cumberbatch is starring as Major Stewart. Again, I must confess that I haven’t actually read the book, although a few years ago I did see the New London Theatre’s production of it, which was magnificent, and I highly recommend that you go and see it.
So anyway, 'War Horse' is set in World War I, and is basically about the bond between a boy and his horse, which is sold to the cavalry when the war breaks out. I can’t remember all that much of the plot, which, to be perfectly honest, is probably a blessing as it means that I can’t reveal too much / ruin the ending for anyone.
Being a Spielberg film, I’m sure that it will contain some amazing shots and images, hopefully including quite a few of our man BenMaBeb. I found a little interview of him and a couple of the other members of the cast - the sound quality isn't all that great, but it's Benedict, so I really don't mind:
So, War Horse is out on the 13th January here in England. It's a long way off, but hopefully it'll be worth the wait! We've got 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' to keep us Cumberbatch fans going until then anyway. As a little side note, I did order the book off Amazon and start reading it, but at about page 50, I realised that all the technical spy jargon was a bit too much, and I reckon I'll just watch the film instead. Don't get me wrong, I do love reading and have a pretty extensive book collection, but Le Carré certainly isn't casual holiday-by-the-pool reading. I might go back to it later after I've seen the film.
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