A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
-William Wordsworth, lines from The Daffodils
Tracie’s Story - Accused (2012) BBC TV
starring Sean Bean, Stephen Graham
Glad my instincts about these things are still working fine, absolutely as brilliant as I expected!! Jimmy McGovern & Shaun Duggan, bravo. 2 days & 4 viewings so far to take all this in from different angles: as a fan, as an artist, as presented, as a loving human being.
Above are some more fave stills I made, it was so very hard to choose frames since the whole thing is such a masterpiece of filming, editing, soundtrack (!!), etc! This story had so many ups & downs, I cried for many reasons. I was so sad Simon was so unhappy, even as Tracie. Both personalities are wonderful in themselves, and together they made an incredibly vibrant person, beautiful, sensitive, intelligent… loved seeing Simon’s passion grow, seeing him happy as Tracie with Tony, and that was the kicker.
Sean and Stephen could not have been better. I am totally mesmerised by the way Sean handled Tracie. Attitude, moves, process, and he looks just smashing, do you have any idea how unforgiving HD filming is?! And OH, god, the poetry! It’s one of my most ardent wishes to see Sean win an acting award such as BAFTA, this performance makes a very strong case for it!!
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
NO worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief,
More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring.
Comforter, where, where is your comforting?
Mary, mother of us, where is your relief?
My cries heave, herds-long; huddle in a main, a chief-
woe, world-sorrow; on an age-old anvil wince and sing
-first lines from the poem Tracie recited, by Gerard Manley Hopkins