Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

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Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

Postby Riversky » June 12th, 2015, 12:06 pm

Magic is back in England. A decade ago, the author Susanna Clarke released her first and only novel: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell became a sensation. The author Neil Gaiman pronounced it "unquestionably, the finest English novel of the fantastic written in the last 70 years." Set during the Napoleonic Wars, the story combines history and fantasy. A shy country gentleman, Mr. Norrell, teams up with a dashing hero Jonathan Strange, to save England with magic — and now, it's been made into a seven-episode TV series. "We think of it as a movie in seven parts," writer Peter Harness tells NPR's Ari Shapiro. "It starts off with a 'Once Upon a Time' and it ends up with a not so very happily ever after."
http://www.npr.org/2015/06/12/413381007 ... adaptation

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Re: Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

Postby Bob Cunningham » June 12th, 2015, 9:57 pm

I loved the book and can't wait for the miniseries!

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Re: Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

Postby Don Knox » June 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm

I read it a few months ago - it is a wonderfully crafted work. I didn't want to put it down and was sorry that there not more. I am looking forward to Ms. Clarke's future works.

I am also looking forward to seeing the premiere tonight.

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Re: Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

Postby Doug Thornton » June 13th, 2015, 8:25 pm

Premiere is at 10 pm on BBC America - also at that time, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award is on TBS - the award was presented to Steve Martin. It will be repeated at 11:30 (TBS), and on TCM 8 pm July 30.
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