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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    And it actually had a lawsuit over it as it was advertised with one scene that they then cut from the movie after using it in ads. Would have been a different movie.

    Not getting to watch movies here, watching the business bank account, unlike the other two co-owners. One wants nothing to do with the finances (and doesn't seem to understand fiduciary responsibilities for them) and the other has been very incompetent while I have been off (trying to pull out money without putting deposits in, thinking magic credit?). Never checks the account, etc. We have had quite a few words.

    I read up on that deleted scene. I think it was a scene that was not important to the film. The crybaby victims who brought the lawsuit were sad and upset because they did not see in the film an actress who was in the trailer. Boo-hoo for them.
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    Well, I binge watched The Queen's Gambit. Loved it. I loved Anya Taylor-Joy's performance, as well as the themes of the story. Superb. I'm sure this series has been brought up before here. I'm late to the party, but really one of the best limited series I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Well, I binge watched The Queen's Gambit. Loved it. I loved Anya Taylor-Joy's performance, as well as the themes of the story. Superb. I'm sure this series has been brought up before here. I'm late to the party, but really one of the best limited series I've seen.
    The Queen’s Gambit was magnificent! it was the best thing I watched that year it came out.

    I have a story about this: when The Queen’s Gambit book came out what, 35 years ago? Something like that. I read it and immediately bought a copy of the novel, I loved it that much.. You have to understand that I did not buy novels in those days. I just didn’t buy books because I worked in libraries and I refused to be carting those things around when I moved. But I love this book so much, and it was written in a way that lent itself to cinema easily.

    So I’m very pleased with the production, and I’m looking forward to watching it again someday. I put my first edition, first printing copy of The Queen’s Gambit book up on eBay and it sold immediately for $25 which isn’t that much,I probably could’ve gotten more, I just didn’t know. It was good timing because I was selling my book collection and this production had just come out on TV.

    the character was wonderful, I love that actress. I like the way the stepmother character was written in the book and they portrayed her that way in the TV series. It was an interesting relationship she had with the girl, supportive but not cloying. The alcohol dependency was very interesting as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    The Queen’s Gambit was magnificent! it was the best thing I watched that year it came out.

    I was a story about this. Queen gambit book came out what, 35 years ago? Something like that. I read it and immediately bought a copy of the novel. You have to understand that I did not buy novels in those days. I just didn’t buy books because I worked in libraries and I refused to be carding those things around when I moved. But I love this book so much, and it was written away, that it lent itself to cinema easily.


    So I’m very pleased with the production, and I’m looking forward to watching it again someday. I my first edition, first printing copy of The Queen’s Gambit up on eBay and it sold immediately for $25, which isn’t that much but I probably could’ve gotten more I just didn’t know. It was good timing because I was selling my book collection and this production had just come out on TV.

    the character was wonderful, I love that actress. I like the way the stepmother character was written in the book and they portrayed her that way in the TV series. It was an interesting relationship she had the girl. The alcohol dependency was very interesting as well.
    Yeah, when I learned it was based on a novel, I was almost sad I had seen the series first, because of the complexities of the characters and internal dialogue that usually comes out much stronger in a book. But I think the series did an outstanding job. I also loved the character of the mother. Of course, I can look back and draw from my own life, with a mother left without a husband, and alcohol coming in to the picture, and being a strong woman in a man's world. But all the characters were elevated by the author/screenwriter/director. It was really a tour de force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Yeah, when I learned it was based on a novel, I was almost sad I had seen the series first, because of the complexities of the characters and internal dialogue that usually comes out much stronger in a book. But I think the series did an outstanding job. I also loved the character of the mother. Of course, I can look back and draw from my own life, with a mother left without a husband, and alcohol coming in to the picture, and being a strong woman in a man's world. But all the characters were elevated by the author/screenwriter/director. It was really a tour de force.
    I can honestly say, I don’t think you miss much from not reading the novel. The production was a very true representation of the novel. And the sets were fabulous.
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    This discussion reminds me that I decided not to watch the film ( or is it tv?) version, recently released, of A Gentleman in Moscow.

    Everyone has read this book but for me!
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    I do not watch much on teevee but baseball now that the season is on.

    However, I felt moved to suggest we start a new thread---it bugs me that it's entitled "...2023." Sorry, it bugs me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    I do not watch much on teevee but baseball now that the season is on.

    However, I felt moved to suggest we start a new thread---it bugs me that it's entitled "...2023." Sorry, it bugs me.
    There is one for 2024. Y’all need to use it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    There is one for 2024. Y’all need to use it!
    Oops! I think I was searching for a reference for The Queen's Gambit in an earlier year and then got stuck in this thread.
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    We just watched Season 1 of The Diplomat. Loved it! If you enjoyed The West Wing, you'll like this Netflix series. Fast-paced, humorous, good character development and a fascinating international plot.
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