Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey (ITV last night) was much better than Mansfield Park. I think this was for two reasons - one, it's a much slighter and more accessible book, second the script was by Andrew Davies who really knows what he's doing. He understood the basic structure of the story, or so it seems to me. I also thought Catherine Morland was played in a very adorable way, and I liked the use of little clips from the gothic novel going on in her head. And the tension between the imaginary pretend-badness that she flirts with and the actual real badness that is brushing up against her all the time and threatening her without her noticing. I liked it.
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