January 14, 2008
Persuasion - Jane Austen
I watched Persuasion on "Masterpiece" (when did they drop the "Theatre"?) on PBS last night. It has been awhile since I read the book, but I thought this was an adequate film version. It was very short - I think only 80 minutes of actual story - so the story was quite condensed. I had trouble telling who some of the characters were supposed to be. I thought Anne and Captain Wentworth were well-cast. Anthony Head was great as her dad - I've liked him since the old Taster's Choice commercials. Overall, it made me want to re-read the book, which is not a bad thing.