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.


Brian D. said...

Giles....errrr...Anthony Stewart Head is still working!!! I've missed him since Buffy. Aside from one ep of the new Doctor Who I'm lacking in my ASH quotient.

Funny tidbit, the people who cast Anthony Stewart Head didn't realize he was in those Taster's Choice commercials until he mentioned it one day. "Dude we loved those commercials! That was you?"

They dropped "Theatre", seriously?

Oh wait this is a book blog, not a TV blog. I'll shut up now.

Felicia said...

Tivo failed me! I didn't watch it but I'll make sure it records the others.