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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:13 PM

If you are as sick and tired of reading about Oscar night, PBS has a Masterpiece Classic on

entitled "Page Eight." It's on at 9::00 p.m. It looks very interesting..Many great Brits in the cast. I'm sick of the Oscars, get.it.over.with...

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Reply If you are as sick and tired of reading about Oscar night, PBS has a Masterpiece Classic on (Original post)
monmouth3 Feb 2013 OP
Gorp Feb 2013 #1
Purveyor Feb 2013 #2
Demoiselle Feb 2013 #4
KoKo Feb 2013 #15
ananda Feb 2013 #3
itsrobert Feb 2013 #5
Turbineguy Feb 2013 #6
Raine Feb 2013 #7
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #8
graywarrior Feb 2013 #9
Beaverhausen Feb 2013 #10
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #17
senseandsensibility Feb 2013 #11
busterbrown Feb 2013 #12
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #13
busterbrown Feb 2013 #14
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #16

Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:24 PM

1. If by "Oscars" you mean large fish in a tank, I'm cool with it. Otherwise,...

 

I have no idea which awards are given out for which types of performing, acting, singing, support roles, or anything else for that matter. It's just silly pagentry and the few images that are forced on me while looking at the news confirm my attitude.

Although I did see somewhere that the special effects crew behind "Life of Pi" is staging a revolt because they got laid off and aren't getting recognition for their efforts. I suspect that lack of recognition is the predominant case in all such award ceremonies.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:34 PM

2. Page Eight | Masterpiece | PBS

What happens when spies grow older in a post-9/11 world? Sixty-something MI-5 agent Johnny Worricker has amassed an impressive art collection, an amicable collection of ex-wives, and a droll, unflappable relationship with the work he enjoys alongside his boss and best friend, MI5 chief Benedict Baron. But when Benedict brings to light damning evidence of British complicity with illegal American torture operations, it falls to Johnny to do the right thing. And the right thing, in this morally ambiguous new era, is unclear — as unclear as the motives of Johnny's neighbor, Nancy, who draws Johnny in with her sad beauty and a secret of her own.

Starring Bill Nighy (Love Actually, He Knew He Was Right), Michael Gambon (the Harry Potter films, Cranford), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) and Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives), Page Eight is written and directed by David Hare (The Hours), whose stylish spy thriller resonates with today's uneasy coexistence of security and uncertainty.

MORE with trailer...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/pageeight/


It does indeed look interesting. Thank for peeking my interest. I had seen the listing this morning on the TV schedule but that gave no clue as to what was airing.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:37 PM

4. My goodness, what a cast!

I'll be watching.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:56 PM

15. Sounds Good...Our PBS is doing "Fund Raising"...but, I hope it will air

after the hooplah.

Thanks for the Head Up...~!

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:36 PM

3. It's a good show.

I'm bummed that I've already seen it.

It's Netflix for me tonight.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:38 PM

5. I'm sick of Brits

n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:43 PM

6. Page Eight is terrific.

I look forward to seeing it again.

I can read about the Oscars tomorrow in about 2 minutes and miss the fatuous speeches.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:50 PM

7. I'm sick of the Academy Awards, I live in Los Angeles and have

been hearing about them on the "news" for weeks. Just get it over with already! I'll watch the Amazing Race first then go over to PBS.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:18 PM

8. PBS offers the only programming worth watching anymore.

BET pushed me over the edge last month.



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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:21 PM

9. Thanks. I can't deal with the Oscars tonight.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:23 PM

10. Some of us love movies and enjoy the Oscars

You get over it. Is it really so bothersome?

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:00 AM

17. Why yes..yes it is..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:43 PM

11. Is this eastern time?

Thanks. I'm no the west coast.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:49 PM

13. Kick, Rec. n/t.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:50 PM

14. Are you nuts, out of your freaking mind. Most important entertainment night of the year....

Maybe Jennifer Lawrence’s Boob will fall out!!!!!! God your nuts..
I just can’t get enough of these stars.....

What’s Masterpiece Theater? I’m already taping all Fox Broadcasting tonight..!

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:59 AM

16. Hahaha, well that does explain a lot. I think it's the over-reaching of Hollywood patting

themselves on the back that gets to me..Thanks for your post, made me smile.

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