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    Anyone see Armando Iannucci on John Milton and 'Paradise Lost' last night?
    (- Yeah i KNOW there was a football match on but here at Pogle Acres we tend to ignore such things)
    Anyway it was really enjoyable and I was very impressed with Mr Iannucci's passion for Milton and his poetry.

    I have reached down Mr P's copy of Paradise lost and intend to read it.
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    Not yet but I have dickloads of ironing to do and BBC Iplayer so I shall soon. They serialised the whole thing on R3 a few months ago and it was great to dip in and out of (long sentences a bit much for my poor attention span sometimes).

    A friend of a friend of Armando Iannucci told me he couldn't read the opening ("Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree") without fitting it to the Flintstones theme tune*. I don't know whether he mentions that in the show.


    * you have to cheat a bit with the first "Of".

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    I never did finish my PhD on Paradise Lost. Maybe that's because the poem defies a definitive interpretation.


    but a jolly enjoyable and informative proggy nonetheless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderlizard View Post
    Not yet but I have dickloads of ironing to do and BBC Iplayer so I shall soon. They serialised the whole thing on R3 a few months ago and it was great to dip in and out of (long sentences a bit much for my poor attention span sometimes).

    A friend of a friend of Armando Iannucci told me he couldn't read the opening ("Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree") without fitting it to the Flintstones theme tune*. I don't know whether he mentions that in the show.

    * you have to cheat a bit with the first "Of".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pogle View Post
    Anyone see Armando Iannucci on John Milton and 'Paradise Lost' last night?
    (- Yeah i KNOW there was a football match on but here at Pogle Acres we tend to ignore such things)
    Anyway it was really enjoyable and I was very impressed with Mr Iannucci's passion for Milton and his poetry.

    I have reached down Mr P's copy of Paradise lost and intend to read it.
    I don't like the guy - I'm pretty sure he's a rabid republican (and I believe the same was true of Milton).

    Not that keen on Milton either. I haven't read his poetry, but I gather it is stuffed full of obscure classical references which practically nobody (certainly not me) is familiar with today. So basically just a lot of name dropping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pogle View Post
    Anyone see Armando Iannucci on John Milton and 'Paradise Lost' last night?
    (- Yeah i KNOW there was a football match on but here at Pogle Acres we tend to ignore such things)
    Anyway it was really enjoyable and I was very impressed with Mr Iannucci's passion for Milton and his poetry.

    I have reached down Mr P's copy of Paradise lost and intend to read it.
    Iannucci has been behind some really good comedy, his own TV series was very underrated
    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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