Monday, October 2, 2006

'Encounter' Culture

Steve Clarke just put up more delightful clips from his and Janet Hall's "Our Brief Encounter". My favorite so far is their take on the "cinema scene." There's something surprisingly touching and romantic about the interplay between the couple. Clarke puts real tenderness into his portrayal; it's not surprising that he and Hall are really a couple. And of course, you've got to love hearing that dialogue with the pair's Northern accents:

The shot of the woman at the Mighty Wurlitzer is a special bit of lagniappe for those who know the original "Brief Encounter".

Then there's the Clarke/Hall take on the "Running for the Train" scene, which is fascinating; the "subway" remains the same after 60 years:

More clips are on Clarke's YouTube page.