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'Looking for Elizabeth'

Post by whiteswan » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:28 pm

Did anyone watch this truly amazing drama starring the wonderful Glenda Jackson?

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Post by gessa » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:29 pm

No
Like likes, the new tactic.

Just ignore the relevant question.

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Post by becchio bear » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:35 pm

No and not a fan of her anyway :bear:
Stay alert. Save lives. Don't tear the pants out of it.

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Post by faaip » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:50 pm

Great book told with a lot of humour by Emma Healey.(Probably the most original whodunnit since The Curious Incident by Mark Haddon) didn't see that on the clips and Jackson looks like she's overacting but have it recorded and will take a look.. I'd suggest you read the book. Did the peaches thing come up?
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Post by hector » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:51 pm

No
Maybe you imagined it Duckie.... You know, after all your "sampling" ;-)

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Post by Gandalf » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:17 pm

Yes, I watched it, but I was surprised to see that Glenda Jackson had been replaced by Sir Ian McKellen ! It was pretty good, and Glenda put in a marvelous performance as a woman with dementia. However, I couldn't enjoy it fully, as I am probably too near the dementia phase, myself.
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Post by faaip » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Gandalf wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Yes, I watched it, but I was surprised to see that Glenda Jackson had been replaced by Sir Ian McKellen ! It was pretty good, and Glenda put in a marvelous performance as a woman with dementia. However, I couldn't enjoy it fully, as I am probably too near the dementia phase, myself.
Mum has it, vascular dementia, which is getting very stressful to manage on top of her heart failure and full body arthritis. Her dementia can be traced back to a operation mishap 15 yrs ago when after having a valve replaced they sowed into her AV node while closing.
I wanted to flash this watch, I flash it all the time. It's my antique pocket watch and it makes me look British...and I need that for my analysis. It is a gorgeous gold pocket watch however and I'm very proud of it. You see my grandfather, on his death bed, ..sold me this watch!

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Post by Gandalf » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:24 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Mum has it, vascular dementia, which is getting very stressful to manage on top of her heart failure and full body arthritis. Her dementia can be traced back to a operation mishap 15 yrs ago when after having a valve replaced they sowed into her AV node while closing.
I'm sorry to hear that. It must be very distressing for you and your family.
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Post by faaip » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:39 pm

Very stressful and cheers. We've spent hours in waiting rooms and A&E in the last 6 months..
I wanted to flash this watch, I flash it all the time. It's my antique pocket watch and it makes me look British...and I need that for my analysis. It is a gorgeous gold pocket watch however and I'm very proud of it. You see my grandfather, on his death bed, ..sold me this watch!

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Post by 1964white » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:42 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Mum has it, vascular dementia, which is getting very stressful to manage on top of her heart failure and full body arthritis. Her dementia can be traced back to a operation mishap 15 yrs ago when after having a valve replaced they sowed into her AV node while closing.
Sorry to hear that Faaip, a horrible distressing illness for you & all your family

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Post by 1964white » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:43 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Very stressful and cheers. We've spent hours in waiting rooms and A&E in the last 6 months..
Not great :(

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Post by faaip » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:53 pm

Cheers
I wanted to flash this watch, I flash it all the time. It's my antique pocket watch and it makes me look British...and I need that for my analysis. It is a gorgeous gold pocket watch however and I'm very proud of it. You see my grandfather, on his death bed, ..sold me this watch!

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Re: 'Looking for Elizabeth'

Post by Chilli D » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:18 am

faaip wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Mum has it, vascular dementia, which is getting very stressful to manage on top of her heart failure and full body arthritis. Her dementia can be traced back to a operation mishap 15 yrs ago when after having a valve replaced they sowed into her AV node while closing.
My mother in law had it until she passed away in May this year.
For the last 18 months of her life she didn't know who my wife was or any of us for that matter which was very upsetting for my wife and kids especially.

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Post by BGwhite » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:50 pm

Chilli D wrote: My mother in law had it until she passed away in May this year.
For the last 18 months of her life she didn't know who my wife was or any of us for that matter which was very upsetting for my wife and kids especially.
I can relate to that Chilli. My mother has it and isn't sure who i am at all. She seems to remember my wife more than me strangely but my dad is referred to as 'that man'. Its upsetting but feeling helpless is heartbreaking. She started going to wolves games as a kid in the late 40's right through to the mid/late 60's and saw all those big european matches when they were right up there with the elite. She recalls those games like yesterday which is good because it keeps her happy in her own little world now. Horrible disease though.

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Re: 'Looking for Elizabeth'

Post by whiteswan » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:19 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Great book told with a lot of humour by Emma Healey.(Probably the most original whodunnit since The Curious Incident by Mark Haddon) didn't see that on the clips and Jackson looks like she's overacting but have it recorded and will take a look.. I'd suggest you read the book. Did the peaches thing come up?
Yes faaip, the peaches thing came up.

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Re: 'Looking for Elizabeth'

Post by whiteswan » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:26 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Mum has it, vascular dementia, which is getting very stressful to manage on top of her heart failure and full body arthritis. Her dementia can be traced back to a operation mishap 15 yrs ago when after having a valve replaced they sowed into her AV node while closing.
So sorry to hear that faaip. That's awful, and to come from an operation mishap....terrible.

The drama took me into a world I've been lucky enough not to have to deal with. It wasn't just Jackson's role, but what the family had to deal with it and how they dealt with it. The acting from everyone I thought was outstanding, and moved me to tears. From the gentleness, to the despair. From the emotions to the sometimes
controlled anger.....I really felt something :cry:

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Re: 'Looking for Elizabeth'

Post by whiteswan » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:29 pm

Chilli D wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:18 am
My mother in law had it until she passed away in May this year.
For the last 18 months of her life she didn't know who my wife was or any of us for that matter which was very upsetting for my wife and kids especially.
Sorry to hear that Chilli :(

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Re: 'Looking for Elizabeth'

Post by whiteswan » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:31 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:50 pm
I can relate to that Chilli. My mother has it and isn't sure who i am at all. She seems to remember my wife more than me strangely but my dad is referred to as 'that man'. Its upsetting but feeling helpless is heartbreaking. She started going to wolves games as a kid in the late 40's right through to the mid/late 60's and saw all those big european matches when they were right up there with the elite. She recalls those games like yesterday which is good because it keeps her happy in her own little world now. Horrible disease though.

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Yes, horrible BG. As I say, I'm lucky enough not to have to deal with it, but watching the film took me into that world and it was frightening....

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Re: 'Looking for Elizabeth'

Post by Chilli D » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:02 pm

whiteswan wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Sorry to hear that Chilli :(
Thanks Swannie

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