Things!

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.
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