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Thread #106200 Message #2192156
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
12-Nov-07 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Anyone watching My Son Jack?
Subject: RE: Anyone watching My Son Jack?
He wrote exceedingly good short stories and poems
I loved the film The Man who would be King and the poem Danny Deever.
But yeh Jim (total agreement!), he was a prat. not an isolated prat - Oscar Wilde was very gung ho for the Boer War. It was obviously a mindset that was around at the time.
I used to go past the statue of Lord Roberts (who featured in the play) every day in Exeter, and not really know anything about him.
It was a bravura performance by David Haigh, but I felt rather the same qualifications about being overwhelmed, as you did Jim.
A bit like Milton on divorce - he was dead against it, til he found himself married to someone he didn't like. People like that DO tend to piss me off. Its that willingness to consign other peoples lives to the shitter, for dumb ideology.
I think that's what really annoys me about the traddies' disdain for Jack Hudson's work. (total disagreement!)