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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Two Quick Notes on Subjects Near and Dear to EBC Hearts

1-The BBC's Andrew-Davies=penned three-parter adaptation of Austen's Sense and Sensibility premiered overseas today... the folks at Austenblog are giving it their snarky best analysis.

Personally, and I know I've blogged this opinion a thousand times, but I'm a huuuge fan of the Emma Thomspon/Ang Lee Sense and Sensibility (S&S 05) as a standalone film, because while it has obvious flaws and departures as an adaptation there are too many amazing performances and moments--I've seen it upwards of ten times and it still makes me laugh, cry, shout "Mairanne, you idiot!' etc etc.

So far, this adaptation sounds like an unfunny Soap-Opera-ish 'do, but without any major transgressions. Andrew Davies, why hast thou jumped the shark?

2- Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon, my favorite liberal/feminist blogger, nails Maureen Dowd for her column treating the Democrats as "uppity" gatecrashers with gabby wives. Maureen really is a piece of work who should be fired, pronto. But that's a rant for another day.

Also, Shakespeare's Sister tells MoDo to "shut up." True, she should.

Stay warm, bookworms!

1 comment:

  1. I also looove the Emma Thompson/Ang Lee version. They are both such great filmmakers. I guess Thompson isn't a filmmaker per se, but her script won me over in any event. :) Although I must admit, my intense love for it comes out of my appreciation of Alan Rickman as Brandon. Hello, perfect casting.