The Woman Who Lived
5 March 2016 at 19:12 #511946 March 2016 at 02:36 #51197
@kbranagh Well, he’s sure been impressive in my books; I’d like a couple more years of his Doctor, assuming he enjoys working with Chibnall and the next companion, and his character as written still gives him plenty to that’s interesting and challenging to do. Good example of “Be careful what you wish for” — every fulfilled wish has its down side. This one comes with the total insecurity typical of any acting job, plus a fandom with a toxic segment that never shuts up, and the downer (eventually) of no longer being the Doctor (and what do you do THEN)? You have to feel for the guy — cripes, what a profession! It takes sensitivity and intelligence to interpret the world to itself in a compelling way, but at the same time you need a rhino-thick skin for the slings and arrows, and nerves of azbantium to steer your course through the chaos. I’m glad I’m just a writer.6 March 2016 at 08:48 #51199
And that’s just the major stresses I can imagine from outside, looking in.
But on the other hand — every downside has an upside, and what a delight it must be for a lifelong fan of DW to get this chance to bring his inner Doctor to light for everyone to enjoy. And not just onscreen, either, given how warmly and generously this actor is in contact with admirers and Doctor-lovers. Capaldi sure comes across as an all-around class act as well as an excellent Doctor.6 March 2016 at 13:36 #51202
The Capaldi talent i think at the end of the day that ispires the writers and the story as well.
You can imagine the Beethoven speech plays by Smith?
The opening of “Listen” and “Before The Flood” exist only for Capaldi.
I found more monologue moment in the Capaldi saga than before.7 March 2016 at 01:06 #51205
@kbranagh Oh, I agree — inspiration works both ways. The writers do things like the monologues because Capaldi’s delivery is mesmerizing, and Capaldi takes bits of what the writers provide and runs with them because he can — like turning “I don’t think I’m a hugging person now” into a whole visual vocabulary of communication with Clara by touch. I gather that Matt Smith wasn’t a dyed -in-the-wool Doctor fan from way back the way Capaldi has been all his life: this suggests that ideas and leads coming from Capaldi (in framing up the series and shaping particular stories) have probably been welcomed by Moffat, another long-time fan, the way they might not have been from Smith (also because Capaldi has the authority of a long-established career in TV that Smith didn’t bring to DW).
I think we’ve been watching a pretty special synthesis of aims and values with Capaldi and Moffat, which is due to end with S10. How Capaldi will work with Chibnall at the helm, gods only know — for starters, it depends on lots of other factors, and it may not even happen. Complicated times coming up for the Doctor . . .8 March 2016 at 12:48 #51221
i’m wrong by the way…there are a very strong monologue moment from Smith as well! In “The Rings of Akhaten” Smith was awesome.11 March 2016 at 00:17 #51278IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan @pedant
One of benefits of having treated myself to the fancy dancy blu-ray set ,and watching in double-quick time, is the realisation of just how much of the key imagery that would become crucial at the end was set up in the run between The Magician’s Apprentice and The Woman Who Lived. Everything that became significant later was put into play in the first half.
Chekhov would have been quietly chuffed, and possibly fed his duck.
(Also, watching like this you really appreciate what total thundering twatbadgers are all of those over on the Graun, and other places, who said Maisie Williams can’t act. Somebody should neuter them as a service to the gene pool)11 March 2016 at 09:06 #51282Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
The total thundering twatbadgers are probably unemployed and disgruntled actors, expressing their extreme displeasure that a talented young actress is getting parts that should have been theirs, dammit, theirs! [That they’re well over eighteen and the wrong sex for the part is beside the point.]
But they can’t say ‘I’m a jealous bastard’, so instead they say ‘she can’t act’. 😉11 March 2016 at 11:05 #5128411 March 2016 at 11:15 #51285Anonymous @
neutering. A valid solution!12 March 2016 at 06:31 #5130612 March 2016 at 21:14 #5131612 March 2016 at 23:48 #51321
@bluesqueakpip Now all we need is a trained commando who is also a veterinarian . . . ? But let’s keep it equal opportunity: somebody for the fangirl vipers of tumblr, too?12 March 2016 at 23:54 #51322Anonymous @
being ignorant about these things, what is tumblr?
Some internet site which deals with shows and various comments about programmes, maybe?
PuroTheSolo21 March 2016 at 04:08 #51400
@puroandson Sorry, I didn’t get back to you about this! I’m not all that sure about tumblr myself — I signed up because some of the sites there have interesting poetry and art, and then I found some sites run by admirer’s of Peter Capaldi where there are sometimes interesting observations and some great photos etc. There are also some crazy cliques of rabid fans, anti-fans, and nut-brains of all kinds, so mooching around there is chancey at best — but interesting. People set up sites there to circulate pictures etc. to others with similar interests.
I don’t hang out there much — too much craziness for me, and I don’t know how to put pics up or music or whatever and frankly I don’t care enough about it to learn that stuff. That’s about all I know about it, and I won’t pretend it’s much . . . Anybody else know more?29 March 2016 at 18:28 #51521dailyboother @dailyboother
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