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The Phantom of the Opera is my favorite too. I quite like Flatliners as well. 11 years later, but I agree. Actually, I enjoyed this movie very much and Butler’s performance especially. I’ll probably not receive a reply. It has been 9 years since you posted , but I love this Dracula. Sin must be attractive to tempt a person. Gerard Butler fills that bill. I am from New Orleans so I enjoyed seeing the movie set there. Also, I agree that Dracula 2000 is a tragedy. Judas was necessary for Christ’s passion so he was doomed. I also enjoyed watching Jonny Lee Miller’s Simon. As to your first point, the consensus on the Deadwood Sub-redit is that Andy was referring to someone who died in the Great Chicago fire. As to the second point, yes, he had some scheme in mind when he first arrived at the Bella Union. Definitely felt Joanie and Cy had previously worked with Andy on some kind of fast ones. I found him very convincing in The Phantom of the Opera during the scenew he is singing and coiled around Emmy Rossum. That scene was hot. I can’t help you but I too am looking for the movie with English subtitles. Please let me know if you have been successful in securing such an item. We just discovered it this summer. It is absorbing. The characters (Brock, Petra, Frau Anny) are well-written and well-acted. Heino Ferch does a great job as Brock. Some women were gang raped by so many soldiers that they died from the rapes. Granted it has been 12 years since you asked, but right now (March 2022) it is streaming on The Criterion Channel for a limited time. American here. Well, six years have passed since you posted but I am replying in English. I’ve read several of the books so I thought I would give the series a try. Overall, it is good but not great. I will stick with it. A series sometimes needs to find its footing. I know it has been many years since this question was posted but I wondered the same this afternoon when I watched the Blu Ray. I think she must have died because otherwise there should have been a discussion between Jane and Margaret. Edith was Margaret’s daughter and there should have been some talk about blighted young love or the unfairness of Edward dying and not Edith. Of course, the talk of blighted young love would not have been hostile in tone. The other might have been. You’re welcome! Regarding the annulment, I guess Beriot could have obtained one saying the little girl was not his and that Lucienne hoodwinked him. That would have resulted in her being both illegitimate and a German soldier’s offspring. Can one imagine the level of ostracism the child would have faced? It would have been awful. Also, I do think Beriot loved the little girl and could not do that to her. Not that it seems she had a happy life. I think if Marie had lived a lot of things would have been different. I don’t think she could have been mayor - after all women were just getting the vote. A lot of people would have had emotional difficulty in voting for a woman. She would have been influential. For one thing, she was the one person who knew the true character of Daniel Larcher. Yes, he collaborated, but he tried time after time to make the occupation easier for the citizens. She knew he had treated the downed British pilot and kept quiet about him. Marie also knew he had tried to feed the Jews when they were held in the school. Antoine would have been a great mayor, but he would not be controlled in any way. Too independent. The more powerful people would never have supported his election. Plus, he would not give up Genevieve. The Gaullist could not countenance a mayor married to the niece and sister of milice members. They thought they could control Raymond through Jeannine. As for the Beriots, Lucienne was still a Catholic. Divorce would have made her a social outcast. Yes. I am watching the DVD now and they are quite clear. I think Bella is so awful because she was molested and corrupted by her brother. That is why Bella allowed Lovelace caresses in the first place. She did not grow up virtuous. Clarissa must have always kept out of his way and hence, his anger and resentment. I don’t think he would have been so horrid and vengeful just over money. So agree with you. That scene is lovely and heartbreaking. Then you certainly know the problems Daniel was presented - almost first hand as parents tend to share traumatic events as their children grow up and acquire greater understanding of life’s complexities. I am sorry that your parents and grandparents went through that experience. You’re welcome regarding supplying Servier’s name. As to the list, your question sums up Daniel and Servier’s dilemma. It would have been worse if the Nazis had drawn up the list as it probably would have been much larger. I believe they persuaded the Nazis to be satisfied with 10 people. So, yes, it was better to draw up the list from that perspective. The problem is that after the war, at least in the series, the population acted as if everyone except the most visible collaborators was a firm supporter of the resistance. That wasn’t so; many people had made their personal peace with the Nazi regime as long as they were not personally affected. Daniel had suffered at the hands of the Nazis and had carried out unsung small acts of resistance. A lot of people alive today are like Daniel’s son in 1975. They assume they themselves would have been an active member of a resistance group if they lived in a Nazi occupied country. Most people just wanted to live their lives then and hoped for liberation. Servier, right? Yes, he did do some terrible things because he had this ingrained sense of obeying orders. I always thought that when he and Daniel had to draw up their list for the Nazis that he truly believed he was doing good. Or in other words, he knowingly did evil in order to do good. I felt that Daniel’s truth was never really shared with anyone. All those people who were lauded after the war may have deserved their acclaim, but no one ever seems to have understood that Daniel did try to do good and how much he suffered - both physically and emotionally. It was unfortunate that Marie died at Marchetti’s hands as she would have provided testimony about his helpful contributions. Also, his son seemed critical and unable to understand Daniel’s dilemma. His father faced Nazis on a daily basis. Why didn’t the son understand how evil and cruel they were?