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The Night Manager

Post by Scottyhammer » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:04 pm

Enjoying this series.....anyone else ?

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Re: The Night Manager

Post by dan steel » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:08 pm

Yes it's looks like a winner :smt023
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Re: The Night Manager

Post by Jazz Club » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:25 pm

Dave,
Never heard of it.
Is it a Sky production?

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Re: The Night Manager

Post by dan steel » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:04 pm

Jazz Club wrote:Dave,
Never heard of it.
Is it a Sky production?
Stu,
It's started on BBC last Sunday it's a six part thriller, and very good too. You can call the first two back on iplayer. Here's the trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ZcaKdvML8
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Re: The Night Manager

Post by Mr Onion » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:46 pm

We are loving it.

A great John Le Carre story story done at the correct pace (ie very slowly)
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Re: The Night Manager

Post by Jazz Club » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:19 pm

I've deleted my above post.
I watched episodes one & two back to back over the weekend.
Have not watched last nights yet.
It is a bit you know whats coming next but i love Olivia Colman So i'm hooked. :smt023

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Re: The Night Manager

Post by Roger@TP » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:41 pm

Like this a lot. BBC does James Bond kind of feel to it.

Characters are really well cast, most enjoyable.

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Re: The Night Manager

Post by Jazz Club » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:30 am

Good ending for a change.
When he didn't get in the taxi with her.
I thought it might get blown up.
Nice happy ending. :smt023

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Re: The Night Manager

Post by Mr Onion » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:24 am

Jazz Club wrote:Good ending for a change.
When he didn't get in the taxi with her.
I thought it might get blown up.
Nice happy ending. :smt023
So did I.

Great series, beautifully understated in the "Tinker, Taylor ... " and "Smily's People" way. Drama as it should be.

... and to anyone else who suggests a Series 2 :smt021 It had a beginning, a middle, and an end. Its over, finished.
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Re: The Night Manager

Post by dan steel » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:20 am

They changed the ending from the book....

Fans of John le Carre were left shocked when the final episode of The Night Manager didn’t end in the same way as his 1993 book.
Instead of the book’s ‘ambiguous’ conclusion ​where Roper completes the deal, Burr is ‘discredited’ and Pine ends up with Jed in England ​, the show ​had a more neat and positive ending with lovers Jed and Pine set to reunite in the future.​
Now the makers of the show – who are the author’s sons – have revealed why the change was made and why their author dad approved it.
Simon Cornwell told The Telegraph: ‘It’s not that we’ve tried to impose our own point of view on story in the adaptation, it’s that we’ve tried to bring out and recontextualise the novel in the present day,’ Cornwall said.
‘I think that’s exciting and it might have failed, but in a sense at least we were trying to do something interesting and something exciting.’
It is far from the only drastic change the BBC show makes, as Olivia Colman’s butt-kicking character Angela Burr was a man called Leonard in the novel.
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