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17 August 2009 @ 04:54 pm
what is the statute of limitations on this description, I wonder?  
I'm sort of amused by the recent couple of articles I've seen describing Carey Mulligan as a "breakout star" or an "up-and-comer."



Hasn't she already come up? I suppose it doesn't count if it's only, like, fifty billion period pieces (okay, more like four or five), theatre work, and an episode of Doctor Who. (I mean, really. It's one thing to go "hey, I've never seen this actress before," another to decide that that means she's only just now started to be in stuff that warrants notice.)

(Also, I just learned from the second of those articles that Keira Knightley is apparently going to be in the film adaptation of Never Let Me Go. ...Really???)

This post brought to you by my complete inability to write anything today.
Valancy: FacepalmScullyvalancy_s on August 17th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
No, see, everything she was in before was British. That means she's never done anything before, since all real things come out of Hollywood.
tempestsarekind: mind the gaptempestsarekind on August 17th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see. Of course. If it's not in Hollywood, it didn't happen!
clean all the things!!!: tiny titansthepresidentrix on August 18th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
EGADS. Is that the book about the organ donor kids? I found that book in my friends' house when they were on vacation and I was feeding their cat. And having once picked it up, I not only couldn't sleep until I had read (exorcised) it, but I don't think I slept normally for like a week afterward. I felt so sick inside. I mean, it was a masterfully written book - seeing as I found it nearly impossible to believe it was written by a middle-aged man, not a naive adolescent girl, but... augh, augh, augh! It was so scary.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on August 18th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
That's the one. It *was* really distressing. I stayed up really late to finish it, and then was completely at sea that whole next day.
Constant Readerskirmish_of_wit on August 18th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Oh no! I have it on my bookshelf to read but now I am afraid to! (Not that I was going to manage it anytime soon -- I've been putting myself to sleep by reading Terry Pratchett because that's all I can handle.)
tempestsarekind: ten is a bookwormtempestsarekind on August 18th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, I definitely think it's worth it--but it was rather unsettling. Maybe not a bedtime book; that's probably where I went wrong.

And if you wanted to cheer yourself up after, there's always the MST3K episode Parts: The Clonus Horror. I bet it's on YouTube somewhere...