Friday 10 November 2023

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Our Flag Means Death

Two excellent productions.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

This short 39 minute film is based on a short story (which I previously didn't know existed) of people being able to see without using their eyes, with protagonist Henry being played by Benedict Cumberbatch. It is a strange one as it is fully narrated by the characters on screen and makes use of very basic but effective stage props. As we went into this blind it was a bewildering start for us with the method used but as the tale continued on I definitely got mesmerized by it. Excellent that it can fit so much relevant content in such a short time span - recommended!

Our Flag Means Death

This so far two season comedy romance focuses on newbie pirate captain Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) and his adventures on the sea during the golden age of piracy. While it is a slowish start by the end of episode two you'll either by fully into it or not, as its not just the comedy that may not be your cup of tea - it is also very LGBT catering while also being very PG. That's ok though, because the characters are great and the story primarily focuses on their growth rather than stuff that happens around them. Recommended!

Decluttering Day  19: Unused flower vase.

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