Feb. 18th, 2008 10:50 pm
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1. I have a post coming up filled entirely with the horrific covers for paranormal romances. Endless headless torsos of men and leering vampires.

2. I, um, really like that new Persuasion. Captain Wentworth is so pretty (and I rather like that he's much prettier than Anne)! And Brutus is Mr. Elliot! Admittedly, I could do without all the running, but then nothing is perfect. Look at the wonderfully pretty Captain Wentworth! (I am clearly cheaply purchased.)

3. I also like the 1995 one where everyone is a bit grubby and not that attractive but quite smashing nonetheless. But with both of them I am not that keen on how they deal with Mr. Elliot in the end. This one I think does the worst job, I'm afraid, despite being better far better written: 'He's lost all his money!' isn't terribly satisfying. I think what I like about Austen is that she doesn't always feel the need to satisfy our blood lust for the wicked characters.

4. Why are there so many quite popular actors who make dreadful movies? I don't mean dreadful in the sense of 'well, I am sure it seemed like a good idea on paper' dreadful, but 'no one in their right mind would willingly sign up for this project.' Yes, I am looking at Brendan Fraser, James Purefoy, Cuba Gooding Jr and many others. Were these men all in the same orgy with goats or something? Or do they only sign up for things when drunk?

5. I still haven't finished Winter Sonata but I am enthralled by its angstiness and woe and possible incest. Koreans know how to write wrong, wrong love. But I was horrified that everyone forgave horrible would be rapist fiance because he went on some mad hunger strike and ended up in hospital for love of the heroine.

Date: 2008-02-19 07:15 am (UTC)
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I swear, it's like the second he signs on to something, they realize it can suck and he can still make it look good, so they just stop trying.

Date: 2008-02-19 08:55 pm (UTC)
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At least with Will Smith I usually think 'well, it's not very good, but I can imagine it looked okay on paper.' With some of these I think 'I hope they were drunk when they read that because I'd hate to think they thought it was good.'

Date: 2008-02-19 07:30 am (UTC)
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YES! I adore the new Persausion. Mostly for Rupert Penry Jones. That little carriage scene where he suddenly lifts her up into the cart, is one of my favourites parts.

Date: 2008-02-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I am not ashamed to admit I just like any scene with him in it. But especially the one where he storms out of the concert.

Date: 2008-02-19 09:29 am (UTC)
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I love the new Persuasion (and the old one) Captains Wentworth!!! (In both cases :D)

I am glad a happy relationship between you and "Winter Sonata" is forming! Even ginger-dyed hair can't spoil BYJ. Rapists = BOOO! They seem to give them same slack in kdrama in general.

Date: 2008-02-19 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I like them both two - they're very different. The 1995 one is better written, I know, but the people in the new one are so pretty.

BYJ is strangely alluring even with the dye! I am quite enraptured.

Date: 2008-02-19 08:38 pm (UTC)
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BYJ is strangely alluring even with the dye! I am quite enraptured.

** Happy sigh ** I am so relieved - I was holding my breath with this as you didn't like Hyun Bin.

Date: 2008-02-19 09:31 am (UTC)
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I love the new Persuasion too. *deploys Rupert Penry-Jones icon*

Date: 2008-02-19 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, shiny icon! He was incredibly pretty in Persuasion - I know some people didn't like that but I was delighted by it.

Date: 2008-02-19 04:28 pm (UTC)
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The prospect of good money with which to buy even better crack must cloud those actors' judgments. Cuba Gooding Jr. is hands-down the worst offender, IMO.

Date: 2008-02-19 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Cuba Gooding Jr. has some bad ones, but I am not convinced they're worse than Monkeybone or that one with the dragons James Purefoy was in.

Date: 2008-02-20 01:30 am (UTC)
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Sadly, I think you should be staring straight at Sean Bean. ::sighs in despair::

Date: 2008-02-20 01:49 am (UTC)
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God, yes. But in his defense I think he probably doesn't get offered the amount of work that Fraser does, for example.


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