March 19th, 2007

breaking bad

Mansfield Park

I watched Mansfield Park (on ITV with Billie Piper) last night. I'm pretty tolerant of Jane Austen adaptations, and I don't mind too much about faithfulness to the original. But, I thought the script was utter crap. The acting was fine, I thought they generally did the best they could. It's a bit hard to say because the script messed up the characters, the plot, the morality, and lost the wit of the original. So, what was left? The bare outline of 'Fanny holds out for Edmund and gets him'. Big fat morally vacuous deal.
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