I was amused by it
Posted by Golda on June 26, 1998 at 18:16:15:
In response to the movie, written by Constanza on June 26, 1998 at 08:36:44
I know lots of people thing the BBC version of NA was dreadful. But I love it! Very few interpretations of a novel get the story quite right, but I think there were some very amusing aspects to the movie. The costumes, settings, and somewhat exaggerated style highlight what I think was going on in Miss Morland's head. She was like a typical teenager of her day.
Indeed, some of the movie was off the wall. Several people at the Cape, in separate converations, referred to the character who is sewing his fingers together -- what was up with that? But I loved the cast -- I found myself feeling very strongly about the characters. Don't you just want to slap Mr. Thorpe, the scoundrel; and warn James Morland that he's going to crash and burn. And I would have danced with Frederick Tilney -- what a charmer but a cad at the same time. And who wouldn't want to tell Isabella Thorpe to get real. But most of all, I'd love to go shopping with Mrs. Allen.
No, I find this movie too amusing to let everyone bash it. I know I stand alone here. There are inaccuracies, but I look beyond them. I think they still pick up the essence of the story.
- Me too! Bonny 08:35:37 6/27/98 (0)
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