[LMB] Ivan (was the ten best Bujold characters)

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Thu Nov 4 22:51:16 GMT 2010


NO, no, NO! Byerly is the Scarlet Pimpernel, we just don't know it yet.


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> Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:43:16 -0700
> From: azurite at rogers.com
> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> Subject: Re: [LMB] Ivan (was the ten best Bujold characters)
> 
> Howard Brazee wrote:
> > I n the movie */Sabrina, /*William Holden plays the
> > younger brother of Bogart's
> > character.   Bogart's character is the family
> > genius, running the millionaire
> > business.   Holden's is the playboy
> > no-good.    When Hepburn's Sabrina wins Bogart's
> > character, his brother steps in without any problem -
> > becoming everything that people assumed he couldn't be.
> > > 
> > > Could Ivan be that same kind of character? 
> 
> Yes! A perfect analogy.
> 
> > Anybody seeing the Scarlet Pimpernell?
> 
> Mmmm... not quite, because it's only the Sir Percy Blakeney side showing. Miles is the Pimpernel, with the derring-do. Ivan is the .. well, not quite the useless fop, but a variation on the theme. Ivan is all potential that doesn't need to, or doesn't want to, express itself.
> 
> namaste,
> elizabeth
> 
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