♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAME JULIE ANDREWS ♬
born Julia Elizabeth Wells on 1 October 1935"Hopefully I brought people a certain joy. That will be a wonderful legacy"
Northern Wind | City And ColourYou are the other half
You’re like a missing piece
okay, so i very rarely reblog posts like these…because…lok, but i will make an exception this time because on this show, the woman tales the lead in all matters, is capable to handle her own affairs, so a man is not a need, but a choice. the man is such a gentleman, respectful of his lady, treats her as his contemporary, which is rather bold, i would assume in 18th century scotland. most importantly, this is my catholic upbringing speaking - i love how they speak of marital relations as sacred as they do on this show - that it is a sacrament. which intensifies claire’s state of conflict. the choice between the two men in her life, centuries apart carries so much more weight. time travel is a factor, and that’s a different story but yeah there is all this talk about how this show is revolutionary. it is, but to me it is not so much for the graphic nature of the scenes (though i could probably defend that too), but the intent for which each scene is placed where it is. for its acknowledgement of the woman at her strongest. and for how love and conflict are treated. i repeat, i cried. now give me the books, the sheer beauty of the words made me tear up too. i feel my heart when i see this show.
1 of → ∞ book scenes that I wish could have been fully included in the show.
As Diana Gabaldon herself wisely said: ” …wonderful as the show is—and it _is_ wonderful, not the slightest doubt of that—they only have 16 hours of screen time. They can and do capture the essence of the characters and the shape of the story, but there’s no conceivable way that the show can encompass everything in sixteen hours that I did in 305,000 words.So I thought we might have fun—especially those of you who haven’t yet read the book(s)—looking at a few of the Missing Pieces”
#So no criticism intended with this gif-series.#Yeah, I know the book is the book, the show is the show #Still, there are so many beautiful pieces of dialogue between Jamie and Claire that obviously give a whole different complexity and depth to their relationship # and even if the show has been great so far, and pretty faithful to the original plot # so much was cut off especially in ep 7/8 # So my point simply is: let’s celebrate and talk about the differences between book & tvshow without feeling overprotective about both # and READ.THE.BOOKS. # seriously guys, you think the show is great? do yourself a favour. read. the books. you’ll not gonna regret it, i promise.