Saturday, August 25, 2007

Helena Bonham Carter

I have resolved to watch all of Helena Bonham Carter's movies, as the ones I have seen (in italics here) have impressed me endlessly.

Stand by Love (2008) (pre-production) .... Cat
Eleanor & Colette(2008) (pre-production) .... Colette
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) .... Mrs. Lovett
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) .... Bellatrix Lestrange
Sixty Six (2006) .... Esther Rubens
Magnificent 7 (2005) (TV) .... Maggi
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) (VG) (voice) .... Lady Tottington
Corpse Bride (2005) (voice) .... Corpse Bride
Conversations with Other Women (2005) .... Woman
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) .... Mrs. Bucket
Big Fish (2003) .... Younger & Older Jenny/The Witch
Henry VIII (2003) (TV) .... Anne Boleyn
Live from Baghdad (2002) (TV) .... Ingrid Formanek
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002) .... Ruby
The Heart of Me (2002) .... Dinah
Novocaine (2001) .... Susan Ivey
Planet of the Apes (2001) .... Ari
Football (2001) (as Helena Bonham-Carter) .... Mum
Carnivale (2000) (voice) .... Milly
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) (TV) .... Lily
Women Talking Dirty (1999) .... Cora
Fight Club (1999) .... Marla Singer
The Theory of Flight (1998) .... Jane Hatchard
The Revengers' Comedies (1998) .... Karen Knightly
Merlin (1998/II) (TV) .... Morgan Le Fey
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1997) .... Rosemary
The Wings of the Dove (1997) .... Kate Croy
The Petticoat Expeditions (1997) .... Narrator
Portraits chinois (1996) .... Ada
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (1996) .... Olivia
Mighty Aphrodite (1995) .... Amanda
Margaret's Museum (1995) .... Margaret MacNeil
Frankenstein (1994) .... Elizabeth
Butter (1994) (TV) .... Dorothy
A Dark Adapted Eye (1994) (TV) .... Faith Severn (adult)
Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993) (TV) .... Marina Oswald
Dancing Queen (1993) (TV) (as Helena Bonham-Carter) .... Pandora/Julie
Howards End (1992) .... Helen Schlegel
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991) .... Caroline Abbott
Hamlet (1990/I) .... Ophelia
Getting It Right (1989) .... Lady Minerva Munday
Francesco (1989) .... Chiara
Arms and the Man (1989) (TV) .... Raina
Maschera, La (1988) .... Iris
The Vision (1988) (TV) .... Jo Marriner
Hazard of Hearts (1987) (TV) .... Serena Staverley
Maurice (1987) (uncredited) .... Lady at Cricket Match
Lady Jane (1986) .... Lady Jane Grey
A Room with a View (1985) .... Lucy Honeychurch, Miss Bartlett's cousin and charge
A Pattern of Roses (1983) (TV) .... Netty, The Past (introducing)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

a room with a view

"Suppose we go and hinder those new people opposite for a little."


"They might amuse you."

Freddy, whom his fellow-creatures never amused, suggested that the new people might be feeling a bit busy, and so on, since they had only just moved in.

"I suggested we should hinder them," said Mr. Beebe. "They are worth it." Unlatching the gate, he sauntered over the triangular green to Cissie Villa. "Hullo!" he cried, shouting in at the open door, through which much squalor was visible.

A grave voice replied, "Hullo!"

"I've brought some one to see you."

"I'll be down in a minute."

The passage was blocked by a wardrobe, which the removal men had failed to carry up the stairs. Mr. Beebe edged round it with difficulty. The sitting-room itself was blocked with books.

"Are these people great readers?" Freddy whispered. "Are they that sort?"

"I fancy they know how to read--a rare accomplishment. What have they got? Byron. Exactly. A Shropshire Lad. Never heard of it. The Way of All Flesh. Never heard of it. Gibbon. Hullo! dear George reads German. Um--um--Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and so we go on. Well, I suppose your generation knows its own business, Honeychurch."

"Mr. Beebe, look at that," said Freddy in awestruck tones.

On the cornice of the wardrobe, the hand of an amateur had painted this inscription: "Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes."

"I know. Isn't it jolly? I like that. I'm certain that's the old man's doing."

"How very odd of him!"

"Surely you agree?"

But Freddy was his mother's son and felt that one ought not to go on spoiling the furniture.


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