Nothing to say, really.
Lazy Sunday, sleeping in, not doing much of anything.
Re-watched M&C and a good part of the extras dvd; The "making of" is very impressive indeed, not so much the storm trick-sequences, but the way they actually rebuilt the ship, trained the actors to sail her, to shoot the cannons &c.; Crowe learning to play the violin is extremely cute; Bettany's voice is strangely sexy. The deleted scenes
I hadn't really noticed the first time, but Crowe's Jack gave me a bad case of déjà vu, and after an exasperating couple of minutes, it struck me - Sheridan, from B5. I'm still not sure whether it is something in the voice, a similarity of personality, a streak of boyishness both characters share, the way both slightly pout when they can't get their way...
[ETA, following through the last thought, disregarding self-censoring strike-tags: It's not as absurd a comparison as it might seem at first. The main literary/artistic/emotional appeal of any close relationship, sexual or otherwise, is when it transcends gender stereotypes, simply showing a deep connection between two human beings who balance and complement each other in certain ways. I'm struggling with an essay on friendship and (or, vs.?) marriage In O'Brian's novels, trying to pinpoint my frustration with him in this regard, but it always comes down to the (rather useless) complaint of why even introduce a wife, when to all appearances she'll never be allowed to have as close a connection with her husband as the two male protagonists share: historically accurate perhaps, given the age the novel is set in, but nonetheless frustrating to me as a female reader. Now for me a great part of the appeal about the Sheridan/Delenn relationship has always been that it deftly ignores any such gender stereotypes, showing only two people who are very much equal in every respect, two strong, independent personalties who nevertheless shape and need each other, fight a war together and fall in love. In fact in terms of literary prototypes IMO Sheridan and Delenn's relationship in some respects is closer to the dynamics of male friendships than to most male/female romance plots.
'I'm not in the least degree interested in women as such', said Stephen. 'Only in persons.']