Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Persuasion (1995), is a wonderful romance novel written by Jane Austen. Although, it is not as light hearted as the other Austen films. It still is very good. cast: Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
It is about a young woman, Anne Elliot, who is talked into giving up the love of her life because he has no means to support her. Several years later, Wentworth returns as a successful Captain of the Navy. Anne has become a spinster and her family is fighting bankruptcy. She has never gotten over him. He has never forgiven her for her rejection and the emotional toll it has taken on him. One of my favorite scenes, which I feel sets the tone of this film. Is when Wentworth walks in as Mary and Anne are eating breakfast, the first time they've seen each other since their broken engagement. You can hear Wentworth's resentment in his voice, while Anne is overcome with the sight of him. Will their second chance at love be ruined by the social influences, or Persuaded by their own hearts?

The women's costumes were amazing in the crowd scenes.
Beautiful Naval Uniforms on the Gentlemen.

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