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22 February 2012 @ 11:08 pm
Author David Mitchell & Actor Martin Freeman  
There's a new short film starring Martin Freeman and Tom Hollander titled The Voorman Problem. The screenplay is based off of an excerpt from David Mitchell's 2nd novel, Number9Dream.

The idea of Freeman being in a David Mitchell-inspired project makes me want to twirl around. A lot. Like until I'm-about-to-vomit a lot.

I don't live anywhere near Spain! Won't someone in New York screen this???

I'll just watch the trailer. Repeatedly.
 
 
 
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on February 23rd, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
What!? WHAT? WHAT?!

THIS IS FABULOUS! David Mitchell's Number9Dream + Martin Freeman!? And I loved that part of the book!

Don't mind me, I'll just be shrieking and laughing hysterically to myself for a few minutes.

I think I'll begin that now. *G* This is exciting! Yay!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 23rd, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
It's one of the greatest things EVER.

The trailer is so maddeningly short!
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on February 23rd, 2012 05:03 am (UTC)
The only thing I can think of that could make it better is Morgan Freeman as the prisoner. XD

But on that subject, I really liked the mannerisms of the actor playing "god". He seemed so non-hostile and not really crazy at all, which is ideal for that particular story.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 25th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
I kind of wish Tom Hollander and Martin Freeman had swapped their roles. I like the idea of Freeman playing a character not in his usual wheelhouse.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: Sherlock_Heart+Mindguardian_chaos on February 25th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
Hmm, very true, that could've been interesting... I'm having some trouble picturing it, though! Freeman just seems so well-chosen as the psychologist, but along with your point, it is nice when Freeman gets a chance to show off his range. That face! So expressive. *G*
aelfgyfu_mead: John Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on February 24th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Shoot—now you've got me wanting to see it too! Even a New York screening wouldn't help me.

Martin Freeman dresses way better in this movie than anywhere else I've seen him (including, I think, when I've seen him being himself).

I said to Brilliant Husband before we watched the trailer: "The trailer is over a minute long, and it's for a short! Won't it give away anything?" Then I added, "Unless it's all talking, which it probably is."

BH said, "Or not talking. The whole movie could be Martin Freeman almost talking"—and he then proceeded to open and close his mouth a few times with John-Watson-like expressions on his face. I almost fell out of my seat laughing. Wish you could have seen it.

". . . how long you have believed yourself to be a god?"
"I may ask you the same question."
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 25th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Martin Freeman does look rather sharp in this short.

The whole movie could be Martin Freeman almost talking"—and he then proceeded to open and close his mouth a few times with John-Watson-like expressions on his face.

HEE HEE HEE!!!
aelfgyfu_mead: Sherlock and Johnaelfgyfu_mead on February 25th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
I love it when other people get to enjoy Husband's Brilliance.

I just posted a clip with Martin Freeman that I stumbled across today. You should look!