Friday, 13 July 2012

Frankenstein

Last night we watched a rescreening of the National Theatre production of Frankenstein, it was superb. Johnny Lee Miller played the monster and Benedict Cumberbatch played Frankenstein on this occasion. They swapped roles throughout and I think I would have liked to be able to watch both versions but it was so difficult to get tickets for this one screening let alone another.

Watching a theatre production in a cinema was a new experience for Mr T and I, it's one I would be inclined to repeat despite a strange detached atmosphere. There are moments when the theatre audience laugh and to hear that coming from the screen not the room you are sitting in takes some getting used to. On the other hand from the comfort of the cinema you get to see facial expressions you might not otherwise have seen, you get to see parts of the set you wouldn't see from certain seats in the theatre, it really adds a new dimension to the experience. 

I tell you what though, next time I am not sitting next to someone with popcorn, crunch, crunch, crunch, rustle, rustle, rustle and then she finished her drink with her straw, I cannot type the noise that made, I am sure you can imagine. When did we lose the ability to sit through a film/event without constantly grazing, by the way?

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