"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes


"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Best Persuasion Film Adaptation

6 votes

2007 – PBS (Rupert Penry-Jones!) 4 (66%)
1995 – BBC (Ciaran Hinds & Amanda Root) 2 (33%)
1971 – BBC 0 (0%)
Other 0 (0%)
Never Seen Any 0 (0%)

My Say:
Well, I already said it. Rupert is amazing. But to rush the best part of the entire book, I just can't do it. Plus, I love Amanda Root. And I love how absolutely natural the '95 adaptation is. I think I may have to post my paper that I wrote on that version. Then you would see why I'm so partial to it. But other than that, I thought '07 was done quite well and it was a good contestant.

3 comments:

Brittany Marie said...

I love how rumpled and realistic Amanda Root is. But I also like to look at RPJ. :p What a quandary.

Heidi said...

Yes to both comments!

Sara Lyn said...

Yes, post the paper!