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Old May 15 2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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Re: Mr. Selfridge - Anyone else watching?

I think it is a wonderful show. Selfridge was indeed a very different character---a true PT Barnum type that really stood out in London--or anywhere else, for that matter.

Oddly enough, I think this is actually one of the most subdued performances Piven has given; I always think he's a bit over the top. However, he's a perfect match for the character, as the real Mr. Selfridge was nothing but over the top, at least for his time, anyway.

I find all the little aspects of the store really interesting--perhaps because I worked retail for so many years.
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