mercoledì 30 marzo 2016

SIMENON SIMENON. DID ROWAN ATKINSON LEAVE MR.BEAN TOO FAR BEHIND?

A few bits leading to some Atkinson-as-Maigret reviews.

SIMENON SIMENON. ROWAN ATKINSON A-T-IL LAISSE' MR.BEAN TROP LOIN DERRIERE? 
Quelques extraits de critiques sur la performance d’Atkinson en Maigret.
SIMENON SIMENON. ROWAN ATKINSON HA LASCIATO TROPPO LONTANO MR.BEAN?
Alcuni estratti, e relativi link, sulla performance di Atkinson nel Maigret della ITV


At long last, Maigret Sets a Trap played on television screens in the UK. Nearly six million viewers watched the 2-hour presentation. Alas, so did some critics. Below are some smatterings I collected from the latter, organized from positive to negative according to my interpretation. Note: the attributed citations are but headlines above and snippets within lengthy reviews. It behooves the reader to follow the included links and the full commentary. (Expect some links to be clickable and others to be copy-and-paste.)
It is to be hoped that Georges Simenon would be proud of the terrific effort employed by all to bring Maigret Sets A Trap to the television screen.” Ian D. Hall http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2016/03/29/maigret-sets-a-trap-television-review/
His [Rowan Atkinson] understated performance… …was arguably closer to the feel of the books than previous actors….” Sarah Hughes http://www.pressreader.com/uk/i-from-the-independent/20160329/283338996387515/textview
Overall, classier than vin ordinaire, but still an early vintage.” James Jackson http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/tv-radio/reviews/article4723066.ece
For Maigret’s first case… …it was alright….” Matt Baylis
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-express/20160329/282114930708265/textview
It was too ponderous, at times. But not bad for starters.” Gerard O’Donovan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/03/28/why-didnt-mr-bean-find-the-humour-in-maigret---review/
What saved this show was its richly imagined vision of Paris…. “ Christopher Stevens http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3513103/Blackadder-French-Inspector-Morse-cunning-plan-CHRISTOPHER-STEVENS-Rowan-Atkinson-Jules-new-TV-crime-drama.html
Atkinson failed to convince critics of his credentials as a heavyweight actor….” https://sg.celebrity.yahoo.com/post/141890687369/stringy-mr-bean-as-the-burly-pipe-smoking
Soporific reinvention of Georges Simenon's veteran detective” Adam Sweeting http://www.theartsdesk.com/tv/maigret-itv
Rowan Atkinson’s one-off TV film Maigret bored viewers to tears” Olivia Waring http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/29/rowan-atkinsons-one-off-tv-film-maigret-bored-viewers-to-tears-5782829/
Rowan Atkinson's Maigret slammed by critics as Mr Bean actor's new role fails to impress” Danny Walker, Eleanor Bley Griffiths http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/rowan-atkinsons-maigret-slammed-critics-7648328
Events unfolded so slowly… …I thought my watch had stopped.” Lucy Mangan
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/29/maigret-sets-a-trap-review-zut-alors-cest-terrible

David P Simmons 

1 commento:

Anonimo ha detto...

So di esprimere un'opinione banale ma, IMHO, l'unico Maigret è il grande Gino Cervi.
Saluti.
g.