Monday, January 21, 2008

Deep Details From Persuasion

We're all watching The Complete Jane Austen, right? The classics are totally YA.

I didn't see last week's Persuasion until Friday. While I enjoyed it while I was watching it (I had listened to the book on CD a number of years ago), soon afterwards I was left thinking, "Ah...that was kind of light." There wasn't a whole lot of story there. I don't think I would have been interested without the period setting.

However, there were some extremely interesting technical details in the film.

For instance, I'm sure all Buffistas recognized Anthony Head (Buffy's Giles) who played the pompous ass Sir Walter Elliot. But how many of you noticed Alice Krige as Lady Russell? She was the Borg Queen!!!

You don't get this level of depth at just any litblog, folks.


Monica Edinger said...

I sadly I missed this version of Persuasion. However, have you seen the movie version of a few years back? I love it (Ciaran Hinds is the male lead) and wasn't so sure I'd be happy with this one; if you say it was light I'm as happy to have not been able to tape it.

Gail Gauthier said...

No, I've never seen any other version. I liked the book when I heard it being read, and, as I said, I enjoyed looking at this one.

Camille said...

Gail, you HAVE to see the movie. It was sooooooooooo much better. It is probably my favorite Austen adaptation on the screen. OK, it is tied with P&P and Colin Firth.

This weekend's Northanger Abbey was very very good I thought.

Gail Gauthier said...

I'm still watching it.