Monday, June 02, 2008

just got my jane austen fix

and I'm on cloud nine. Watched PBS Masterpiece and the latest version of Persuasion (2007). I did like this adaptation quite a bit, especially the way the director heightened the sexual tension. Not an easy thing with an Austen novel. Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Wentworth didn't hurt the effort any.

If you're interested in watching THE longest anticipatory kiss in the history of theatre, push the play button. Be prepared. You might wonder if she's a woman waiting for a kiss or a baby bird waiting for a worm.


laurie said...

oh dear. try the earlier version, with ciaran hinds as captain wentworth. you'll never go back.

shrink on the couch said...

laurie - yes, I did see that one, and I agree, much better done. Hinds version made him more believable as a tortured soul, somehow.