Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Since we have an Austen tag...

Did anyone watch Mansfield Park on PBS Sunday night?

I don't think I've ever read the book, but I did check out the summary on wikipedia. Aside from the major chunks of plot that were omitted, I had some serious issues with the interpersonal relationships.

Fanny freaking let Edmund into her room while she was washing her hair! Excuse me?! I know they were raised almost as siblings, but they're adults now, and I thought that was totally inappropriate for an unmarried man and woman. Not to mention the major make-out scene in the backyard once he realized he loved her...

Plus her hair seemed totally wrong for the period; the dresses, however, according to the trivia on imdb, must have been accurate because it seems like all of them were borrowed from other Austen movies.

The one thing I enjoyed? Edmund was played by Cedric Diggory! (which is even more amusing since Filch's cat Mrs. Norris is supposedly named for Fannie's busybody aunt Mrs. Norris)

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posted by ket at 4:26 PM


Blogger ~e said...

i only watched the last 10 minutes or so. having not been much thrilled by their austen offering from the previous sunday, i wasn't very motivated to watch it. i figured i could get a definite austen high by watching the last little bit where they get together, and, eh.

i didn't care for the actress who played fannie, but then i'm used to this: http://www.amazon.com/Mansfield-Park-Hannah-Taylor-Gordon/dp/6305907145/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1201752221&sr=8-1

i like that version, but i haven't read the book and don't know if it keeps true.

1/30/2008 11:06 PM  

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