Tom Hiddleston 5 (1000)

1 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-10-17 15:02 ID:Heaven

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201 Name: Anon : 2015-10-27 14:00 ID:++CFJS2I

>>200 Well you can't have it both ways. Either he was busy in 2013 or he wasn't. Are you Luke Windsor?

More generally I notice that you only ever seem to pop up here to tell us the error of our ways and not otherwise to contribute to the conversation. It might add to the gaiety of nations if you tried not to get so exercised by the remotest suggestion that he may not have been working flat out or that his hair wasn't right or whatever. We are all speculating on here, let's be honest, and you insisting that he is planning new projects or having some much deserved downtime is no more well informed than my original thought (which so sent you off the deep end) that he may have been keen on ISTL because he had been a bit quieter than he'd like.

202 Name: Anon : 2015-10-27 14:45 ID:++CFJS2I

Apparently K:SI now also to shoot in Vietnam according to "sources close to the production."

203 Name: anonymous : 2015-10-27 15:29 ID:FFmbYiBL

204 Name: Kate : 2015-10-27 19:24 ID:Ls7KWlhE


Wow. So anyone who posts something positive in here is Luke Windsor?!

No. I come for a peek in here every now and again, today in particular because I'm off work sick and looking for a distraction from the lurgy. I comment when I have something to say.

I'm actually a fan, and I tend towards optimism. I happen to genuinely think that Tom makes pretty good choices in his work - at least as good as any of his peers - is extremely attractive, is extremely talented, has huge amounts of charisma and stage presence. I have genuinely enjoyed the vast majority of his work - I loved High Rise, and I loved Crimson Peak. I know I'm not the only one - just because a film isn't unversally critically acclaimed or doesn't make huge amounts of money at the box office doesn't mean it's not a successful film on its own terms. Both of those films have people who will passionately defend them as works of art, as well as people who didn't care for them.

People here seem very keen to overanalyze small things - like, you know, going out to the theatre and dinner with a friend, which god knows I do all the time with no romantic involvment - and to be prophets of doom, proclaiming his looks to be going, his career to be on the slide, etc etc. There's a lot of negativity floating around.

As for discussion of his 2013 - well, people in general don't understand how long films take to get made. He was almost certainly lining up his 2014/15 work in 2013, and he has almost certainly spent some of his 'time off' this year setting up work he'll be doing next year and later. Anyone who has been paying attention to the various rumoured projects he has been linked to over the past couple of years should realise that he has been offered projects that he has turned down (we know from the Sony hack that he turned down a project with Sacha Baron Cohen), and that projects he has been interested in didn't manage to get financed, so the idea that he took ISTL because he was lacking work is faintly ridiculous - especially post-Avengers!

And you know, everyone needs a break eventually. It's not good for actors to spend all their time on sets - they need to decompress at some point!

205 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-27 21:05 ID:TiCuUp0f

>>201 >>204

[Puts on diplomatic hat (don't know how I own one of those as an American!) and waders.]

Kate, most people around here lean toward realism rather than pure optimism; it's one of the reasons I like this part of the TH forest. I don't think it's outright negativity. And, I can safely say that we are all fans of TH (we wouldn't be here otherwise). Everyone on this board - save me, and it's going to happen on Friday! - has been to see CP. So, they've done their part as fans. Some of the board liked it, others not so much. As realist-fans (maybe I just made that a thing?), they've discussed its positives and negatives, and we've been honest about the fact that it's a dud - box office wise. People around here don't tend to be 'hear, speak and see no evil' in our discussions about TH - we point out good and bad, and sometimes we do take the piss out of him - affectionately.

And yes, we certainly do question and analyze (maybe overly so - but that's the life of a message board) his project choices - and the reasons for taking them. Sometimes we criticize his choices - Kong comes to mind. There's plenty to criticize and question about that movie - even if TH has said that the script made him shiver and so on. We've questioned his reasons for taking ISTL, especially in light of the overwhelmingly negative reviews and script problems, but we've never said that he's washed up professionally.

We also talk - sometimes gush - about how georgeous he is. I genuinely can't recall a post talking about how his looks are going. We joke about how he wears the same cowboy boots and jacket, and we talk about how he should bring those blonde curls back (maybe that's just me). Other boards, you've probably been to some, are often on about his hairline, his teeth, his terrible skin, etc. In the short time I've been around these parts, I've not seen one of those 'he's aging so horribly' diatribes that you can find elsewhere.

Did we overanalyze his innocent trip to the theatre with a 'friend?' Yep. Everyone did. We did our jobs as realist-fans (it's now a thing).

206 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-27 21:15 ID:X9irYl99

>>202 I feel like TH is going to be living Ricky Nelson's 'Travelin' Man' over the next few months. The lucky bastard!

207 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-10-27 21:16 ID:Heaven

>>204 Kate you are entitled to your positive opinion but Anon is entitled to hers, so while there's nothing wrong in explaining why you think otherwise you must accept that other people will have a different view, and if you can't replace their opinion with yours you can't start tellign them that they are not fans, they don't genuinely like TH like you do. It's possible to respect his work without liking everything. And if they want to spend the next 4 weeks talking about something they are free to do so.

And, really, if you think this to be such a horrible place, go elsewhere, start another thread, what the hell is this habit of having to post everywhere on the internet!

208 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-27 21:38 ID:X9irYl99


I saw this when I first entered the TH fandom; I actually found my way in via Classics - long, strange, but true story. Loki, who cares about Loki. Dude's got a Double First in Classics - mamma like.

He may have mis-translated the word annona on the Corio. comm, but he is killing it here!! To my ear, some British Classicists have a touch of Henninian pronunciation to their Greek, which doesn't really exist in the US. So, sometimes the Greek sounds a little off, but TH's pronunciation is goooood.

I get the impression that he was one of those students who easily translated Thucydides. It makes hate him and want to remove his clothes with my teeth.

209 Name: Anon : 2015-10-27 22:05 ID:++CFJS2I

>>204 The optimism I can cope with - and by and large I think we are a pretty positive lot. We are all here to talk about the great man after all, and why woul we do that if we held him in such scant regard? I don't recall anyone on here talking about his hair loss or saying his career is on the skids.

What I do take exception to is your (or anyone's) inability to appreciate that this is a place where people are allowed to express opinions, including those that don't accord with your own. You seem to want to show that a contrary opinion to your own is wrong (or "faintly ridiculous" as you so rudely and patronisingly put it) . When someone dares to continue to hold their original view you come back again (and again and again) to try and bludgeon them into submission, which is a bit rich when you accuse us of overanalysing things. I do recall that you tied yourself in knots trying to prove beyond reasonable doubt that a tweet from Josie Rourke about TH in London was consistent with a tweet from a fan who claimed to have seen him in Toronto later the same day, and refusing to take "I disagree" for an answer on that occasion either. I come here to get the gossip, including about all the stuff you claim to find so beneath you, to have a gossip with a bunch of people I have come to know pretty well, and to make (on occasion) flippant, off the cuff and maybe slightly snarky remarks. Other people come here to post links or to get infos or whatever they want. What I don't come here for is to be told I or the views I express are wrong/stupid/ridiculous and repeatedly treated to lectures about how you must be right because you know so much more you know about the ins and outs of the film industry than anyone else. If you really are all about spreading positivity on the interwebs then how about starting here instead of jumping repeatedly down the throat of anyone you disagree with?

210 Name: Anon : 2015-10-27 22:57 ID:++CFJS2I

>>205>>207 Thank you - both of you.

>>208 You're preaching to the choir. My boy has a double first in Greats. He doesn't really trouble himself with the Loebs or with his dictionary. Thucydides doesn't really do it for me (shock, horror), but I will gladly sit on his knee while he reads from Plutarch.

211 Name: Anon : 2015-10-28 17:00 ID:++CFJS2I

Here's a random thought - what happened with that UNICEF trip? I haven't heard a peep about it since those pics were located then pulled from that photographer's website.

212 Name: anonymous : 2015-10-28 23:33 ID:FFmbYiBL


It sounded like he went to S Sudan in March and then for whatever reason (undoubtedly to do with the geopolitical situation of the time), it was decided not to publicise the trip.

The photographer posted some pics which were only found out about by Torrilla (ie: not actually officially released by anyone, including UNICEF). Their prompt disappearance seemed to indicate that UNICEF didn't want the trip to be publicised.

I thought that it was a bit misleading for some to suggest that the trip was a way for Tom to publicise his films (since the story came out in September).

I do think though, that it is now too far along the line for anything generated from the trip to be useful to UNICEF.

Having said that, it is amusing to sit on the sidelines and watch people suddenly concerned about the plight of the South Sudanese (though wonderful if it is actually enlightening them about this very poor country).

213 Name: Anon : 2015-10-29 20:34 ID:++CFJS2I

Is K:SI set in 'Nam?

https:// twitter(.)com/reeltourshawaii/status/659823721792696320

214 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-10-29 21:15 ID:Heaven

>>213 Vietnam in Vietnam-era Kong. This guy seems to be an expert on military aircrafts, last week he recognised the helicopters they are using and he inferred the film takes place in the '70s in Vietnam.

https://twitter. com/reeltourshawaii/status/657614107072327680
https://twitter. com/reeltourshawaii/status/657640380708487168

Which is why I don't get why they would need to go to Vietnam to shoot if they are already filming the Vietnam scenes in Hawaii.

215 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-29 21:44 ID:SSRHPga8

>>210 Thuc. doesn't do it for anyone...unless they can easily translate him. I'll never understand what that man did with participles - ugh, frustrating!!

>>212 I prepared a paper on NATO, the AU and AMIS nearly a decade ago. Every international org. under the sun has set up in that/those country/ies and I feel like there hasn't been too much progress since '02/'03. They're always top of the league on the FSI - never a good place to be.

216 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-29 21:44 ID:SSRHPga8

>>213 Well, I guess it depends on where Shit Island is located. It's vaguely Pacific in other films, not? South East Asia is as good as any, I guess. The helicopters suggest it is set in the 1970s. Maybe TH will have a 70s porn-stash. Maybe they'll capture KK AND re-write history by winning the Vietnam War. TH can do it all!

The mention of 1970s Detroit makes me wonder about accents. We know TH can do a southern drawl just fine. But what if he's required to do a run-of-the-mill American accent. He did fine in MiP, but he has like 10 lines of dialogue in that film.

217 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-29 21:50 ID:SSRHPga8

In earth shattering twitter news...

  1. Someone saw him at a local mall with lots of Macy's bags. I'm hoping he's bought an endless supply of Hawaiian shirts. ENDLESS.
  2. Someone is pestering him to give his opinion on 'the banana industry.' Yep. I don't know if that's meant to be a joke, a euphemism or he/she really wants TH's opinion on the cultivation/harvest/sale of bananas.

218 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-29 21:52 ID:SSRHPga8

219 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-29 21:56 ID:SSRHPga8


Ooops, pushed the button too soon.

Maybe Hawaii is meant to be generic tropical/green/exotic island, while Vietnam is meant to be remote, lush jungle.

Hawaii has the look of an exotic, tropical place, but doesn't really have proper jungles like Vietnam does.

220 Name: anonsy : 2015-10-29 23:05 ID:D5Aqosgp

>>217 Macy's, hmm. Maybe getting his Christmas shopping done early since he's supposed to be filming through December.

221 Name: anonymous : 2015-10-30 06:45 ID:FFmbYiBL

>>217 Someone* is pestering him to give his opinion on 'the banana industry.' Yep. I don't know if that's meant to be a joke, a euphemism or he/she really wants TH's opinion on the cultivation/harvest/sale of bananas.

*You left out some words: "A five-year old child with access to his mom's laptop"


I hope he's buying bag-loads of the most gloriously garish Hawaiian shirts he can get his hands on, for all kin and kith. With the winter coming up, London needs as much mismatched pineapple prints as it can get.

222 Name: Anon : 2015-10-30 07:09 ID:++CFJS2I

Just responding generally to everything!

1) I find the need to be in Hawaii very odd full stop because Vietnam is well set up to film the military base/generic tropical stuff as well as all the jungly things. There is a former US air base at Danang which is apparently used for every Vietnam war movie ever (saw it when I visited).

2) I had heard Cambodia, I think from an interview with TH himself at the Baftas, which makes more sense because of jungle plus amazing temples. Visions of TH shirtless in the Tomb Raider temple with a Bowie knife between his teeth [fans self].

3) if he buys a Hawaiian shirt it will surely be blue.

4) bananas?

5) in England a porn-stache and a porn stash are 2 totally different things. Perhaps he was in Macy's buying a dvd of Emmanuelle to get himself in character?

223 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-10-30 07:38 ID:Heaven

  • Then Australia makes even less sense than Vietnam, in terms of greenery. TH mentioned Cambodia, but I think the place was ruled out. Hawaii and Australia are sure, though in latest news they added Vietnam, thus my puzzlement.
  • It's a silly kid that sent TH a twitter asking him about banana. As for the tweet about Macy, that same poster sent him a kind of rude one telling him Macy was hiring and if he picked up an application.

(The bike has photos supposedly of EH wedding

224 Name: anonymous : 2015-10-30 07:53 ID:FFmbYiBL


I think that Australia will be used for the interior sets though if you get out and about Queensland (especially the Daintree and the far north), you are in the tropics, so it could fit in for other locations.

In any case, the cast and crew will be there for the hottest and muggiest time of the year ...

225 Name: Anon : 2015-10-30 08:16 ID:++CFJS2I

>>224 I suppose the 15% subsidy must be a big incentive for filming in Australia.

226 Name: anonymous : 2015-10-30 09:26 ID:FFmbYiBL

>>225 Not to mention our declining Aussie dollar :( ... We're super attractive as a cheap alternative to LA as I think, was mentioned on the other TH sites.

All is good. I do hope that that poor man does manage to see the rest of the country too whilst he is here - Byron Bay is particularly nice (though at times, a bit shark-ridden) and a particular favourite of the Hemsworths.

Gold Coast is a bit of a rowdy place - lots of high rises and sort of infamous for it's drug-running bikie gangs (though they are trying to clamp down on it). I am sure that there is a niche market that will be catering for millionaire film makers and movie stars.

227 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-10-30 12:38 ID:Heaven

(OT: the photos at the byke are from EH wedding, I found the original instagram poster, a guest at the wedding )

228 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-10-30 14:42 ID:Heaven

>>227 (I forgot, you can also see TH in the second pic the bike posted)

229 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-30 16:44 ID:X9irYl99

>>223 Oooo, I didn't see the rude tweets. I just search his name, I don't search his twitter handle, so maybe she sent those rude ones without mentioning his name. What did the rude ones say?

I didn't investigate the banana tweet. There were about ten of them in a row, all asking the same thing. Was it really a kid? What kid thinks: I wonder what Loki thinks about bananas, and then acts upon it.

>>225 15%? Jesus. Australia is not messing around.

>>222 TH for the male-centered remake of Emmanuelle!! If they did it with Ghostbusters, they can do the reverse with Emmanuelle.

230 Name: Couch Potato : 2015-10-30 16:54 ID:Heaven

>>229 https://twitter. com/sandkassels/status/659550081863958528

231 Name: Anon : 2015-10-30 17:13 ID:++CFJS2I

>>229 Sitting naked in a basket chair fondling a string of pearls. Rawr. We might be onto a thing here.

232 Name: Anon. : 2015-10-30 20:09 ID:X9irYl99

>>231 He'd be the house-husband to a female diplomat. His name would be Manny, and in true Emmanuelle style, he go on a journey of sexual discovery!! She wore a lot of silk robes, as I recall, so he'd need to do that as well.

The first time I saw Emmanuelle was my first night in London. I'd arrived with all of my belongings in 3 suitcases. I'd managed Gatwick, the tube and gotten to the B&B I was staying in until my work could arrange for a flat. I was jet-lagged, exhausted. I turned on the tv and Channel 5 was showing Emmanuelle. You've not experienced Emmanuelle until you've watched it jet-lagged, at midnight in a B&B on your first night living in a new country.

233 Name: Anon : 2015-10-30 21:27 ID:++CFJS2I

>>232 Maybe we are going off topic (as if we haven't before). My parents had travelled a lot in Europe in the 80s. They were considered cosmopolitan because they made spaghetti out of the dried stuff not out of a can. They owned Emmanuelle on vhs (I am really showing my age here). I stole it and watched it with my little friends. Some of their parents owned The Joy of Sex. Only mine owned Emmanuelle.

He'd need to masturbate as a "plot device" and make out with a lot of other house husbands. We are onto a thing here.

234 Name: Anon : 2015-10-30 21:33 ID:++CFJS2I

I just reread the "plot" on Wikipedia. It is quite fruity! And like the Night Manager only without the pesky espionage (travels abroad, goes for nude swim etc).

235 Name: Anon : 2015-10-31 08:27 ID:++CFJS2I

Ok back on message. Anon., did you see CP last night? All agog for your review!

236 Name: Anon : 2015-10-31 21:24 ID:tB216AlG

If you want to bid on a stripy pair of Converse which TH has touched but I doubt ever worn:

237 Name: anonymous : 2015-10-31 22:08 ID:FFmbYiBL

>>236 Still a cool thing to do (donate the shoes) but I think they're from last years auction.

238 Name: anonymous : 2015-10-31 22:11 ID:FFmbYiBL

>>236 Oops .. sorry .. stand corrected! They are front this years - the link was weird. Nice shoes in any case, and nice cause. :)

239 Name: Anon : 2015-11-01 05:46 ID:tB216AlG

>>238 They are and it is. It is just that last year and this he has donated a pair of shoes he was never seen wearing (last year was a pair of black Jimmy Choo lace ups made of funky black patterned leather which looked brand new and which definitely weren't his style!). Maybe he thinks his own shoes get so much wear they aren't fit to donate!

240 Name: anonymous : 2015-11-01 11:38 ID:FFmbYiBL

>>239 Definitely! Also: how many actual pairs of shoes does the man possess? 3: and furthermore .. it honestly wouldn't surprise me if someone managed to extract his DNA from the odd toenail clipping found in one of his footware ..

241 Name: Anon : 2015-11-01 13:14 ID:tB216AlG

>>240 If someone clones him I won't object!

242 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-01 15:11 ID:X9irYl99

>>235 Sorry for the late reply: Friday was movie night, Saturday was rugby in the morning/afternoon and Halloween party in the evening. I'm happy I got an extra hour this morning - that you Eisenhower for your DST scheme! at your own risk.

CP was okay - I didn't love it and I didn't hate it - middle of the road. I was actually surprised by how long it was! I guess I never realized that it was clocking in at about 2hr. The boy, who doesn't know I'm a TH fan (I said I wanted to see a scary movie for Halloween, no more) and is fairly cerebral, said he enjoyed it.

It's a beautiful film, everything's jewel-toned and rich - and I enjoyed the visuals. The plot was thin on the ground and there weren't many layers, so - with the reviews, trailers, TH interviews, etc. - I could see everything coming down the hall (things weren't even coming around corners!!). The boy - who had zero previous knowledge - said he knew the brother and sister were off somehow but thought that they were just killing women for money - he didn't get the incest vibe right away.

I actually enjoyed GDT's borrowing from books, films, genres - something others have complained about. I made a game of it: ballroom scene - Age of Innocence, heart thread - Jane Eyre, Edith as the 'final girl'- every slasher film ever made.

I thought JC gave the best performance; it was over-the-top, but I think that was the point. TH did well. I don't always believe in his voice, but his facial expressions are always on point; I imagine his eyebrows will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar at some point. MW always seems a little flat to me - I thought she was dreadful in M. Bovary and not much better in J. Eyre. She was better in CP, but I thought she and TH showed very little chemistry. I mean, if your going to move into a cold, crumbling mess of a house for a man, you should at least seem head-over-heels for him. As for CH - why was he even in this film?

Here are my overall ratings:

7/10 purses
6/10 scarves
7/10 gates

243 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-01 15:58 ID:X9irYl99

A few - rhetorical - questions and comments about CP:

  1. dying REALLY changes a person's hair. Alive, Thomas Sharpe has longish, curly, stringy hair. Dead, TS has short, smooth perfectly blown-out newsreader hair. Does passing through realms always involve a trip to the hairdressers?
  2. Lucille can't see/hear the other ghosts in the house, but can see her brother as a ghost. Where's the consistency?
  3. I'm going to stop using the phrase 'it's like getting a kiss from your sister' and start using the phrase 'it's like getting a hand job from your sister.'
  4. I hate porridge. It's terrible, and I didn't think anything could make it worse than it is...but being fed poisoned porridge while listening to stories about an abusive father managed to do it.
  5. Did JC blink ONCE in this film?

244 Name: Anon : 2015-11-01 17:01 ID:tB216AlG


1) JC neither blinked nor used an English accent at any point. Great outfits though.

2) Did MW's character know about riding cowgirl from the get go because she is American? Is this taught in schools or something?

3) To me the biggest plot hole was whether TS loved Edith from the start (viz for example standing on stairs looking winsome after driving in the (metaphorical) knife about how crap her writing was). Then lots of scenes of him looking alternately conspiratorial or longing. Not much progression from mammon to Venus - more like veering inconsistently between the two. I wonder if it was the editing.

4) It was weirdly long and yet so little happened until the last 15 minutes. I looked at my watch at one point and wondered how they would get through all the remaining plot.

245 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-01 18:06 ID:X9irYl99


  1. On a scale from Dick van Dyke to Renee Zellweger, what would you give it? Or you can use the purse, scarf, gate scale. I didn't think it was too bad, myself.
  2. Well, I just assumed that she made the connection between the post office AND the Pony Express and took up the position one would use for delivering a letter in ye olde tymes. It was a very postal themed sex scene.
  3. Well, if he loved her from the start, why the heck did he take her home to his crazy sister? I think we are meant to draw our own conclusions about the point when he started to 'develop feelings' for Edith, because one couldn't tell from his facial expression or actions.

4) If I didn't know the general plot, I would have wondered what the first hour was moving towards. It meandered a bit.

246 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-01 18:37 ID:6Lp9KVBX

I should have added that I found it to be a good level of scary. Because I'd wanted to watch a scary movie for Halloween, the boy decided that we should drive about an hour outside of the city to see this at a drive-in theatre. And, it really helped to ramp up the scary factor - certainly more than sitting in a comfy seat inside a building.

It helped to have shadows and sounds (creaks and gravel crunch and the wind) around the car. When Lucille was slashing at Edith through the bars, someone walked past the window on my side and I, irrationally, yelped a little because, you know, it could have been someone with a huge cleaver.

247 Name: Anon : 2015-11-01 18:47 ID:tB216AlG


It was Grace Kelly - to me it sounded like a very posh Anmerican person imitating HM the Queen. RZ I thought did the best ever English accent - totally natural sounding. JC sounded to me a bit forced, like she found it hard work, which was a bit odd as she didn't have that many lines.

As to the moment Sir T found love, well I don't know. If it was at the post office then why pop back to sis for a quickie (save to get caught, which is necessary for the denouement)? Why look so malevolent when Charlie Hunnam shows up unexpectedly? I do get that he is a tortured soul who does the decent thing at the last moment, but even with this in mind, it felt as though there were 2 alternative stories being played out: TS falls in love/lust, takes Edith home with idea of grabbing money but persuading sis that they keep her on (it's the last time, she is ideal, you must trust me); or, TS sees one more cash cow, intends to perform usual trick and then falls for her once he's got her home.

248 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-01 20:56 ID:X9irYl99

Apparently, a southern accent is the 'easiest' for a Brit, especially a Texan drawl. I've read/heard a few actors say this. So I find it interesting that as a native Texan, RZ did a very convincing job with her British accent. I'm sure a linguist...maybe even a cunning one! - could explain the reasons why there's a crossover there.

TH is a cunning linguist in CP, but only an implied one!

249 Name: Anon : 2015-11-01 21:34 ID:tB216AlG

>>248 There is a reason. A lot of linguistic scholars think that the Southern accent is the closest we now can get to the English spoken in England in the 17th century. This theory makes sense given that the first settlement from the old country was in Virginia. (We are venturing into the territory of my college degree now!). I suspect that because of this history, there is still more of a continuum between Southern and modern British accents.

250 Name: Anon : 2015-11-01 21:42 ID:tB216AlG

>>248 And the upper class southern accent also consciously changed more slowly - they wanted to sound English for a long time (more refained dahling!). Hence the divergence, even now when there has been a lot of change over the last 50 years, is much less than it is between British accents and any other Ameican accent.

251 Name: Anon : 2015-11-02 07:32 ID:tB216AlG

252 Name: Anon : 2015-11-02 20:00 ID:tB216AlG

253 Name: anonymous : 2015-11-02 23:15 ID:FFmbYiBL

>>252 Aw bless. I am very glad to be proven mistaken on this occasion - lets hope that the profile of "Beasts of no Nation" as well highlight this horrible practice. It must be a world and a lifetime away from what he normally sees in his world (to state the bleeding obvious).

I am a tad biased, but he does write well. No comment needed about that photo..

254 Name: Anon : 2015-11-03 06:56 ID:tB216AlG

>>253 I am also really glad it doesn't appear to have been a di Caprio style "publicise my movie" trip given that it was released after all his movies came out (and after the original release date for ISTL even if that is now put back).

And the pic - the curls, the self-fondling, the t shirt that hasn't ever seen an iron.

255 Name: Anon : 2015-11-04 11:08 ID:tB216AlG

Artsnight confirmed as hosted/curated by Josie Rourke and featuring TH among others.

257 Name: Anon : 2015-11-07 09:00 ID:tB216AlG

Artsnight interview is up on BBC Iplayer but here it is on YouTube for international folks:

258 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-07 16:03 ID:1z1ckcEQ

>>257 I watched the whole program as it aired. The Erin Brockovich piece was strange, like she and JC were having two separate conversations, or EB was answering questions that were only asked in her brain. There seemed to be a disconnect.

I found TH's part boring and a re-hash of bits and pieces from other interviews: he doesn't think of himself as a kidding. He thinks he's too polite/British to walk out of an kidding.

Now it should just be a game amongst journalists to see who's capable of asking TH a question that will cause him to take off a mic and storm out.

259 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-07 16:08 ID:1z1ckcEQ

Twitter news:

Apparently, Shit Island was due to film at a pier in HI. This pier is easily viewed from public locations, so twitter was hopeful of some on-set pics of TH.

No joy, that I've been able to find...I've not checked Torrilla but if pics were out there, she'd have found them and then they'd be everywhere.

260 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-07 16:09 ID:1z1ckcEQ

>>259 Not sure what I did to make the word 'news' into a link, but it isn't meant to be one, so ignore.

261 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-07 16:16 ID:1z1ckcEQ

Finally, HR, starting today, is showing in Mexico. It's showing at Cinepolis - a fairly swanky cinema chain (think plush chairs and cocktail service) - for the next few weeks.

I think it totally needs to come over the border...certainly this is what NAFTA was meant to accomplish: the free-flow of movies I want to see from Mexico and Canada.

262 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-07 16:44 ID:1z1ckcEQ

Producer for AMC in Asia just tweeted that there was a lot of TH's naked butt in TNM.

He's at risk of becoming as objectified as a Hollywood starlet.

263 Name: anon1 : 2015-11-07 16:49 ID:PiA4WJQQ

>>259 The pier filming was sadly a wrong report. I would love to see some on-set pics


264 Name: Anon : 2015-11-07 17:19 ID:tB216AlG

>>262 I do wonder about these tweeters' definitions of "a lot". CP was meant to be the ultimate in naked TH and in kink. 5 seconds of TH bum was what we got.

265 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-07 18:26 ID:1z1ckcEQ


It's like the nudity clause discussion scene from Notting Hill: length of scene, curvature of arse shown, stunt butts, etc.

Maybe we should get a buttometer (arseometre) for his films, a number of the total frames of butt?

Frankly, I'm not (too) concerned about AOB (amount of butt) - hopefully, the TNM has a better script than CP!

266 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-07 18:30 ID:X9irYl99


Yeah, I figured. It was why I prefaced with the word 'apparently' - because, you know, twitter is about as reliable as getting info from a barking border collie.

'What's that, Lassie, TH's filming near a pier. Show us, Lassie, show us.'

267 Name: Anon : 2015-11-07 21:27 ID:tB216AlG

>>266 "Lassie, Lassie, did the needle on the arseometer flicker?"


268 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-09 21:04 ID:X9irYl99

One of the fx guys on CP has been releasing BTS photos over the past few weeks.

Here's one of TH getting ready for a plaster cast session, or maybe a wig fitting?

I always thought he'd be a good looking I'm not so sure!

269 Name: Anon : 2015-11-09 21:18 ID:tB216AlG

I was just about to post this! I think it is prep to make the cast of his face he was seen working on in another pic - query for what purpose the cast was made. Hard to tell if he would be a hot bald guy due to the zany expression here.

270 Name: Anon : 2015-11-09 21:20 ID:tB216AlG

271 Name: Anon : 2015-11-09 21:21 ID:tB216AlG

Sorry seems just to have linked to Torrilla's page generally, but you can see the pic a few entries down.

272 Name: anonymous : 2015-11-11 13:06 ID:xAjn7SLK

since things seem to be a be quiet around here... Crimson Peak reminded me of another film I had seen ages ago involving families, secrets, Victoriana and insects.

It does have 100% fewer ghosts and 100% fewer Hiddlestons BUT you could do worse than check out "Angesl and Insects" - bonus is an amazing performance from Mark Rylance.

273 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-11 17:19 ID:X9irYl99


When doesn't MR give an excellent performance!

I wasn't a big fan of the Wolf Hall mini-series - I loved the books, but Damian Lewis and Claire Foy are not favorites of mine. Still, MR saved it, as did Natasha Little.

I saw his Richard II at the Globe in 03 and re-watched it years later after THC came out. MR's Richard II is the equal of BW's in THC...maybe MR pipped him even (open for debate!).

I also love MR's love for the pork pie hat! Got to love a man that wears a pork pie hat and looks good in it.

Now I want a pork pie...with some Branston's pickle.

274 Name: Anon : 2015-11-11 20:18 ID:tB216AlG

I love MR. Saw him many many years ago at the Globe, in Cymbeline (bona fide TH link - did you see what I did there?).

If you saw Wolf Hall and have maybe some teeny reservations about its, ahem, quality, I recommend this review in The Weekly Wipe (not sure if you get this in the UK but it is a satirical review show). This review by series regulars Hlomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas:

275 Name: Anon : 2015-11-11 20:19 ID:tB216AlG

in the US, I mean. I am in the UK. I blame the fantasy you introduced concerning pork pies, yum yum. Are these a thing Stateside?

276 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-11 21:57 ID:X9irYl99


I also love Charlie Brooker and all the 'Wipes.' I bet TH does as well (legitimate link). Doug Stanhope's 'America is Great' segment brought a patriotic tear to my eye! I bet it brought a tear to TH's eye (legitimate link).


I live in a major metropolitan area, so I'm a public transportation ride away from: a pub run by two men from County Carlow and a British-style bar run by a man from Bristol. Finally, one of my local markets has all things pie-related: Melton Mowbray, steak and kidney, steak and ale, chicken tikka - even battered sausages.

And my all-time grubby favorite: scotch eggs...I bet TH loves them, too (legitimate link).

And, I'm off to get dinner....

277 Name: anonymous : 2015-11-12 08:16 ID:xAjn7SLK

>>274 I couldn't get into Wolf Hall (book or film) despite trying several times .. maybe it is for me at a different age.

I just saw "Bridge of Spies" and I believe that MR has almost exactly the same accent, mournful expression on his face and .. hat.

278 Name: Anon : 2015-11-12 11:50 ID:QiGABzEG

Here are MR and TH together. If they were eating a scotch egg this would be perfect...!

279 Name: anonymous : 2015-11-12 12:19 ID:xAjn7SLK

>>278 Hey that's brilliant! Thanks for the link ... that Irish lilt amongst all of the cut-glass RP .. (exceptional suit wearing as usual by Tom) oh .. and despite Simon Schama's interruptions, interesting discussion.. any more?

280 Name: Anon : 2015-11-12 20:57 ID:tB216AlG

>>279 Links generally? I'll have a think. Links featuring MR, TH and a pork pie hat I am now out of!

281 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-12 22:00 ID:8GLG1MAn

Nip Slip!!

Not really...but let's be salacious!

282 Name: Anon : 2015-11-12 22:12 ID:tB216AlG

>>281 did he shave his chest in places? He looks a lot hairier in the clip from TNM.

283 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-12 22:20 ID:8GLG1MAn


Like TH, he's another one where his voice never completely sells me, but his face/actions do. He's got those RADA-trained eyes and eyebrows - they earn their keep!

I loved the book. Her prose always flows for me - there's a pace to it I very much enjoy, especially her use of the present tense for a good part of the book.


MR isn't Irish, but he did live in the Midwest of America (Wisconsin) for a good amount of his youth, which maybe effected his accent!


No! Give us more! More TH, more MR, more pork pie hats!


I did actually go to the market yesterday and buy four scotch eggs. To my great shame, only one made it to this evening. One - along with a latte - served as 'breakfast.'

284 Name: Anon : 2015-11-12 22:21 ID:tB216AlG

>>283 scotch eggs are utterly addictive. I have eaten more than one in a day before.

285 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-12 22:30 ID:8GLG1MAn


I'll starting counting and comparing...I'll get back to you!

Not really, but I bet someone is willing (psychotic enough) to do a count.

Now this is a controversy, isn't it. Because aren't there some people who swear that he used to shave his chest and underarms? They point to his bare chest in Unrelated as proof that he shaved/waxed the pecs. And they - madly, I think - say that he doesn't have underarm hair in the Corio. shower scene - you know, the one where he has strange body paint on and it's incredibly poorly lit, yeah, that one.

Maybe they gave him a chest-mirkin (is there such a thing) for TNM, so that he'd look more macho!

286 Name: Anon : 2015-11-12 22:41 ID:tB216AlG

>>285 I was on the front row for Coriolanus and he definitely had armpit hair and rather uneven chest hair (cf the poster pic). I can't imagine manscaping an uneven shape. Men do get hairier as they get older so I am not that surprised he went from zero to some over a few years. A quick research Google (yeah, I know) suggests the hair quotient in OLLA was about the same as TNM so maybe it is just the light in this pic.

I know some one who was at eton who had curly hair and his nickname was merkin. I do wonder occasionally if they called TH this.

287 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-13 00:57 ID:8GLG1MAn


Yeah, but try to have that conversation/discussion with some in this 'fandom.' He shaved his chest hair and armpits - end of, full stop; they'll accept nothing else.

I think he hit puberty at about the age of 28 - no lies. So, of course he didn't have in Unrelated or SS (another one they cite) the tiny bit of hair he has now.

Nothing like a public school for nicknames - they come in only two flavors: crueler and cruelest. Merkin is especially bad, though.

I'd pay good money to know TH's school boy nickname. He does have some...tendencies that would lend themselves to a bitting nickname.

288 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-13 03:45 ID:Ow1Xf9Mo

Here's a preview of the ISTL soundtrack

https://twitter. com/Time4Hiddles/status/664942351840706561

A few on twitter have already handed TH his Grammy award - I'm fairly certain that it doesn't work that way, but I'm not going to burst their bubble.

Am I the only one who thinks it's strange that there's no version of ISTL on the ISTL soundtrack?

289 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-13 03:52 ID:Ow1Xf9Mo

To end my night:

A TBT IG post which is new to me (not linked to the original poster)

Someone has a favorite jogging outfit...

290 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-14 23:50 ID:rD/7JPxY


Someone from Hawaii just tweeted that she saw TH and EO last night.

291 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-14 23:59 ID:rD/7JPxY

People are starting to ask her questions....

I'm at a boooooring work do for my sweetheart and he's giving me bad looks for spending so much time on my phone...but I feel like I need to follow this developing story...FOR THE BOARD!

292 Name: Anon : 2015-11-15 00:11 ID:tB216AlG

>>290 I just saw. Mmmmm.

293 Name: Anon. : 2015-11-15 00:49 ID:8GLG1MAn

I ran away to the bathroom to check twitter...what is my life!

And there's nothing. I guess there may be a pic or more tweets in the morning. Maybe it's his sister...that old chestnut.

Anyway, I now have to go back out to a conference room full of pediatricians that only know how to interact with children. Ugh.

294 Name: anonsy : 2015-11-15 01:03 ID:D5Aqosgp

Could it maybe have been Brie Larson? If the Twitter girl saw from a distance and was expecting to see EO with Tom, she might have assumed it was her.

295 Name: Anon : 2015-11-15 08:14 ID:tB216AlG

>>293>>294 Nothing this morning. Except a vitriolic comment from our best friend and defender of TH's chastity, calling her a liar unless she can produce a pic. This doubtless means that the girl who sighted them will refuse to comment further or will make her Twitter private.

296 Name: Anon : 2015-11-15 09:05 ID:RQNfBWIu

>>295 good. That will prevent her from lying and stupid people assuming that TH is dating EO. they said no - both of therm. It is hard to get it in tiny brain i suppose.

as for liar from twitter - well, she saw them last night? huh, really? and tweeted it after nearly 40 hours when shehardly could hold the exitement? she is attention seeker thats all.

297 Name: Anon : 2015-11-15 09:11 ID:tB216AlG

>>296 Oh for god's sake Lex get back under your Twitter rock. You're a cyber bully and a psycho. Your Twitter description is "real women kill blondes" and you can't even cope with the notion of Sir Thomas Sharpe ending up with Edith. You are a bona fide fruitcake.

298 Name: Anon : 2015-11-15 09:14 ID:RQNfBWIu

>>297 aha yeah sure. guess what? i do, think and say what i want.
at least i have my own position and i'm not gossip thirtsy like you.

299 Name: anonsy : 2015-11-15 09:24 ID:D5Aqosgp

>>296 I don't know, maybe she thought it was insensitive to post about a celebrity sighting while Paris was being blown up by terrorists. Just a thought.

300 Name: Anon : 2015-11-15 09:29 ID:tB216AlG

Well if you're not interested in gossip may I suggest you stop lurking here, instead of using what Anon. wrote to locate and then harass innocent Twitter users and/ or popping up here spewing semi-literate vitriol every time EO is mentioned.

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