More on Candlelight--Persuasion, etc.
Posted by Anna P on July 31, 1998 at 11:30:36:
In response to Candlelight in "Persuasion", written by Christy R on July 31, 1998 at 08:57:52
] ] In the movie adaptation of Persuasion with Amanda Root, the lighting at night was done far more realistically than most other films.
It created such a real feel and so much atmosphere. Didn't it make the world then seem smaller? And it enhanced how this group of characters relied on one another's company for sustenance.
Candlelight was expensive to produce, I take it. Remember Mrs. Elton's description of Jane Fairfax's future post as governess--"wax candles in the schoolroom." Does anyone know how bright a room--or ballroom--could be got, if no expense were spared? I remember Jane Eyre's description of Thornfield's drawing room as "brilliant" with light. Could a room ever match the flood of light seen in many TV productions?
- Even in the 20th C. Carolyn B 07:47:47 8/02/98 (0)
- More light on the subject...... Roger V 23:32:12 7/31/98 (6)
- mirrors would have enhanced the lighting also Gayle 20:18:32 8/01/98 (0)
- Not if Mr. Woodhouse had anything to say about it! ;-) The Mysterious H.C. 13:00:49 8/01/98 (4)
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