Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vincent and The Doctor

This episode might be close to perfection. They not only captured the feeling and the amazing artistic prowess of Van Gogh, but they also captured the depression and the demons that beset him, both literal and figurative. This episode was written by Richard Curtis, he of the Four Weddings and a Funeral Fame, but closer to my heart, Vicar of Dibley and Blackadder. But what we were able to get because it was Richard Curtis, besides his pop music montages and love of the arts, such as exhibited in the goat painting in Notting Hill, we were able to get Bill freakin' Nighy in an episode! Now Nighy is now pat of the Doctor Who cannon! But aside from the shock of seeing Van Gogh's paintings brought to startilingy reality, it was the end speech of Nighy's that Van Gogh overheard that showed how much this one artist was able to do in his underapreciated lifetime. I can't do it justice, so here it is in it's entriety. Also bow ties DO rock.


I prefer fezzes.

OI! Getting ahead of the American viewers on that one :P But I do prefer fezzes as well.

Um, I just watched the clip... fully cried. AGAIN.

Cause it's THAT GOOD. I couldn't write a review that would compare or fully embrace it.

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