Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hello, Mr. Nobbs

Glenn Close, handsome woman and, interesting, also a pretty handsome man. The trailer for the new film “Albert Nobbs” has me all kind of excited. Not just because Glenn is passing as a man to work in Victorian England. Not just because it looks like a cross between “Upstairs Downstairs” and “Tipping the Velvet.” Not just because Glenn romances Mia Wasikowska (actually, that weirds me out just a little – hello, 42-year age difference).

But because, well, it looks good. And Glenn looks terrific. And the whole thing could just be really, really interesting. Heck, I was excited when I first heard about the film, period. But now that there’s a trailer, well, sign me up for some complicated Victorian-era gender politics with a love triangle to boot.


Right? I just hope poor Albert doesn’t get his (her?) heart broken. I already have a soft spot for that strange, kind little man. Though if Mia won’t have him, something tells me Albert just might have a date in the future with another funny little man, a man named Oscar.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

"no" to this one.

Anonymous said...

I find it very intriguing. Will definitely watch it and I hope Close wins that damn Oscar already!

;) babs said...

she looks so spooky, the pictures alone give me the creeps...!

kb said...

excited doesn't even begin to express it... :)

Sapphist Gazetteer said...

Wonderful to hear Sinéad O'Connor's beautiful voice on the soundtrack.

Sapphist Gazetteer said...

Also, Glenn Close is amazing. Fearless actor.

Anonymous said...

This movie has heartbreak written all over it, but I'll go see it anyways.

Eva said...

I'm all in!! I just love all kinds of films that deal with "those" issues, Glenn Close isn't weirding me out at all, s/he looks indeed beautiful!
I confess I am oddly intrigued by the Mia storyline as well! Oh my. (Well I loved 'Yentl' too)

BESIDES... I am deeply fascinated by Janet McTeer at the moment since a friendy and me watched Daphne again on sunday... Call me guilty.

L.S. said...

I should have said, already that I like this blog, and the film should be excellent. Thanks and congratulations from Portugal

egghead said...

Glenn Close scares me like Anthony Hopkins scares me. (And he is my favorite actor.)

Aesthetically, Mr Nobbs is not right for Close. She's quite attractive on her own. Yet I adore her professional choice in this one.

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I love this blog. Keeps me up on the latest.

Anonymous said...

Glenn looks like Leslie Howard.

nallus said...

Holy Schnikes! Why didn't I know about this movie?? Looking forward to watching it.

cocoro38 said...

um...the person looks like woman,
how it's possible to hide it at the time.

it sounds good you're exciting with the movie.
thanks for the posting!

Anonymous said...

I'll be watching for Janet McTeer.

Oof.