Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2007 Persuasion

I've just watched the new Persuasion for the first time. :) And yes, I know I'm WAY behind. ;) But I loved it.
The only thing...Captain Wentworth wasn't quite weatherbeaten enough, wouldn't you think? But never mind, he was quite lovely.
I confess, no costumes stood out to me the first time watching it. But maybe next time I will notice more. I was quite swept away by the acting. Though I can't help laughing at Mr. Eliot's shoes in this picture. What a peacock! I loved how he carried a miniture mirror with him.
And you may recognize Anne's spencer as being worn by Kitty in the BBC mini series of Pride and Prejudice. (Or else a very similar one.)
I thought this was one of the most beautiful scenes, there's something about a man in full costume astride a horse. ;)
Overall I thought it was beautiful. Now I want to go read the book again...


  1. This has got to be one of my FAVORITE movies! I agree with you, the acting was great! I love the ladies dresses.

  2. I haven't seen it yet!

    But, oh, capes and horses and a man in full gallop coming to your rescue....*sigh*

  3. I LOVED this version of Persuasion. It has to be one of my favorites of the new Austen set. The actor who plays Colonel Wentworth is so swoon-worthy!

  4. My mom told me yesterday that she just watched this version. she liked it a lot better than the other one. I haven't seen any of the new Jane Austen ones yet. :( some day!

  5. You can watch them on YouTube! That's where I ended up watching it the other night. :)
    The nice thing about that too is they are usually the full versions. I got Northanger Abbey on DVD in the Daily Mail while I was living in England, it had more parts than the version I watched here in the States. *sigh*

  6. I'm here from Casey's Musings. You exactly got it! I *adore* this Colonel Wentworth, but he needs a sea worn tan or something to be quite accurate!

    (lovely blog, btw! :D)

  7. Edit: or maybe I'm here from A Banner of Crimson? This is what I get for having so many tags up! :blush:

  8. This is my favorite adaptation of Persuasion. Rupert Penry-Jones had a lot to do with it. ;)

    Just found your blog--very cool! :)



Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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