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pride and prejudice

Literary Movies

With Fall and the new school year, also comes the Serious Movie Season (yay!!). Get out your handkerchiefs! All these look rather promising

Here's the first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones on Apple.com (hasn't Peter Jackson got thin!).

The Time Traveller's Wife opens this week. I adored this book and had the usual concerns about a movie adaptation, but the trailer made me tear up; that's not all that difficult, but still..

And then there's Jane Campion's movie about the relationship between Keats and Fannie Brawne. Of course we know it's not going to end well...


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Meanwhile

Looking at the poster for the new Beowulf movie on Neil Gaiman's Blog, and thinking how it inexplicably looked like Lara Croft, then viewed the trailer and discovered that Angelina Jolie is in it, and seems, in fact, to be playing Grendel's mother (!!!) who somehow becomes, from what I can gather from the trailer snippet, responsible for giving Beowulf his power (!!!!!). Don't worry, I'm not going to rant. I find it vastly amusing. And I believe in some ways that it's actually okay for people to muck about with Beowulf. After all, it comes from an oral tradition, and got mucked about with by the Christians in the first place, so why not put the comely Angelina in it? You've got my vote :)
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As You Like ... Samurai Warriors??

A trailer via Shakespearegeek for Kenneth Branagh's new movie production of As You Like It. Branagh seems to be pulling out all the stops in too-clever-by-half gimmickry - mixed race leads are a rather tired attempt to be "different," and what matters really is their ability to speak the lines not what they look like. What I'm unsure about is the somewhat inexplicable appearance of Japanese Samurai Warriors and geishas. The Forest of Arden apparently contains a Buddhist temple... Kevin Kline is Jaques and Alfred Molina Touchstone - nice casting there.

After a quick scan on IMDB, I see that it was released in Italy in '06, although Shakespearegeek's entry suggests a September 07 release for us. hmmm.