THIS week on HBO, Americans can catch up with a literary adaptation that hit hard in the UK last year: Parade’s End. Godlike playwright Tom Stoppard adapted this series of four short novels by the underrated Ford Madox Ford — published in the ’20s and set around World War I.
I have more good cuttiny-room-floor material from this story than I usually do, including a long interview with Benedict Cumerbatch, who plays the lead role. I’ll post some of it here once I clean a few things up.
And here is my original ending to the piece, which will make the most sense to those who’ve seen most of the miniseries:
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