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The Miniaturist

Postby Ratatouille » December 29th, 2017, 1:42 pm

We have found this one of the best things on the box over the last week.

Really dark story which, if you haven't read the book, think. Beautifully shot and designed and extremely well acted. What was there not to like ?Has anyone else been so impressed?
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Re: The Minaturist

Postby TeresaFoodie » December 29th, 2017, 1:51 pm

I have heard/read a lot of good reviews and am gutted that I missed it. I don't know how that happened as I am usually pretty good at spotting something that looks promising.
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Re: The Minaturist

Postby StokeySue » December 29th, 2017, 2:04 pm

I was doubtful about it, but am considering watching on catch
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Re: The Minaturist

Postby Suelle » December 29th, 2017, 2:53 pm

I watched both episodes last night and was really impressed by the beautiful cinematography. A review I read somewhere said that every shot looked like a Dutch Old Master's painting, which I think was spot on.

Very nuanced acting to build up the tensions between all the characters too.
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Re: The Miniaturist

Postby mum-at-the-oven » December 29th, 2017, 3:08 pm

I agree - I thought it was brilliant
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Re: The Miniaturist

Postby patpoyntz » December 29th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Loved the book and thought this was just as good. Beautiful sets and costumes.
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Re: The Miniaturist

Postby cyprusmoira » December 29th, 2017, 4:20 pm

It was beautiful, it also reminded me that sugar was once a valuable item.
Did any one else find echoes of the Handmaids Tale, not the head dresses and clothes but the religious domination
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Re: The Miniaturist

Postby Busybee » December 29th, 2017, 5:19 pm

I haven’t read the book, nor was I aware of the story..........I loved it. Beautifully shot and made me re-engage with that period of history - pausing to explain to DS the religious persecution and how sugar did indeed come in solid cones and was so very expensive.

Slightly off topic, but just prior was Little Women, another drama I enjoyed, although some reviews complained of the sound........I found it ok.

Two great dramas from the BBC.

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Re: The Miniaturist

Postby Pepper Pig » December 29th, 2017, 5:28 pm

*whispers* I loved the French and Saunders skit of The Handmaid's Tale. :lol: :lol: :lol: (And also Giles and Mary from Gogglebox). :lol: :lol: :lol:

I started with Little Women but it made OH very grumpy but I have it and The Miniaturist ready to watch next time he's missing in action. ;)
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Re: The Miniaturist

Postby scullion » May 2nd, 2018, 5:52 pm

i finally watched this last night and i'm amazed at how close my mental picture was, when i read it, to that shown in the programmes. it was very good. well worth watching.
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