This time, Kubla Khan. Olney, intense as ever, but I think he sort of misses the mark on this one. Is the vista of the khan’s court a sublime experience? – Never quite thought so when reading it. An Arabesque, but not a dramatic experience, per se…
Not necessarily the best approach, but I wanted to pay Mr Olney my respect.
The video and the filming are not good, and yet he manages to absolutely captivate me with his presence. – What he makes of it, quite simply, brilliant. 🙂
(The whole playlist – nine parts in total – is available through Youtube. No idea why, but their Playlist feature seems broken today.)