Sunday, January 13, 2008
Jane Rules -- starting with Persausion
Well, at least she rules the air waves for the next couple of Sundays. Yes, all of Jane Austen films are being made anew (except Pride and Prejudice -- they are reshowing the A&E version). Tonight was Persuasion and while, in my humble opinion, it didn't come close to the Amanda Root version that was longer and payed more attention to some of the kooky characters like Anne's ridiculous sisters, I liked this breezy version; I liked the actress who played Anne and thought the Frederick was a less dour and much cuter than the other Captain Wentworth. Hey, what about that weird street open mouth kiss at the end? That seemed to come out of nowhere.