Lose your senses with Oscar and Diggory as they discuss Hugh Grant's role in director Ang Lee's 1995 Oscar-winning period drama Sense and Sensibility.  When a certain Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and their three daughters Elinor (played by Dame Emma Thompson), Marianne (played by Kate Winslet), and Margaret (played by Emilie François), out of house and home. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of the practical Elinor and the romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars (played by Hugh Grant), his family disapproves and separates them. Now, the pair must lose their hearts and come to their senses... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 03:10
Listen as Diggory and Oscar attempt to unpick Cloud Atlas (Thomas Tykwer and Lana and Lilly Wachowski, 2012) and Hugh Grant's five roles within it -  playing characters from a slave-owning reverend, to a 70s sleaze-ball, and a savage, hellbent, Hawaiian cannibal.  Beginning on an 1849 ocean voyage across the Pacific and travelling across multiple time periods including futuristic Korea, pre-war Britain, 1970s America and post-apocalyptic Hawaii, this epic tale tells six stories across five centuries, exploring how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future. Everything is connected. Each story challenges the corrupt norms of the time, changing the course of history, and shaping the future through acts of kindness, big and small. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 2:29
Think Hugh Grant's big acting break was 1994's Four Weddings and a Funeral? Think again!  Join Diggory and Oscar as they discuss Maurice (James Ivory, 1987), and what could the best looking Hugh has ever been on screen - until he grows a moustache half way through the film at least... In 1909, Maurice Hall (played by James Wilby) attends Cambridge university, where he befriends Clive Durham (played by Hugh Grant). The two embark on an intense but paranoid affair. Homosexuality is illegal in British Edwardian society so the two men must now decide to reject their true sexual identities or risk plunging their families into disgrace and themselves into prison…. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). We want to hear from you so get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com! For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 2:28
Join Oscar and Diggory in covering your ears to block out the sound of the truly awful singer Florence Foster Jenkins (Stephen Frears, 2016).  Based on a true story, legendary New York heiress and socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (played by Meryl Streep), obsessively pursues her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St Clair Bayfield (played by Hugh Grant), is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decides to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knows he faces his greatest challenge. Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as Twitter (@TakingHugh). We want to hear from you so get in touch with us there or via our email takinghughforgranted@gmail.com! For those of you that want to skip disclaimers, opening theme tunes, salutations, synopses and go straight to the film analysis, head to 3:24 No copyright infringement is intended with the episode cover art.
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Episode Count
19
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
10 hours, 47 minutes
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