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06 April 2008 @ 04:30 pm
oh, flist.  
You and your DW reaction posts... you are tempting me, but I will remain strong until I've had a chance to see the episode. Yes.

Instead, I will talk about how, instead of doing any of the many things I had to do yesterday, I went to the movies and saw Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day, which was absolutely darling. Just light and frothy and wonderfully played by the cast. (Incidentally, the last three movies I've seen in the theater have all featured either Amy Adams or Mark Strong, or both. I clearly need to see more movies in the theater.)

(Also, Doctor Who alums: 2. Shirley Henderson and Christina Cole.)

But I have two very serious questions for all of you:

1) Why did no one tell me that there was apparently a film coming out about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, huh? Did you all just not tell me because it has Keira Knightley in it? Is that why?

2) In a cute-off between Lee Pace in this movie and JJ Feild in Northanger Abbey, who would win? I CANNOT DECIDE. They even have the same ears! I think I'm leaning toward JJ Feild because he gets more screentime, but maybe I'm biased by my Tilney love.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Constant Readerskirmish_of_wit on April 6th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
(a) AAH I really wanted to discuss it with you! There are other people on my flist who watch it but apparently none who wanted to talk about it. Woe.

(1) Oh my god, Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire? AUGH. NO. Ralph Fiennes as the Duke, though, is a total YES. (Also? I love that in the Gainsborough portrait that is on the Duchess's Wikipedia page, she is wearing the world's most gigantic hat. Clearly a woman to be reckoned with!)

(2) I haven't seen Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, so maybe my opinion will change once I do, but I have to go with JJ Feild. Some of the pictures I've seen of Lee Pace make him look kind of rabbity and dopey, but that is not the case with JJ. (Also, this makes me want to rewatch Northanger Abbey, just for Henry.)
tempestsarekind: all the world's a stagetempestsarekind on April 7th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
(a) I hope to see it as soon as I can! And then we can talk about it quite a bit, I'm sure.

(1) I know, right? I just don't think Keira Knightley is really suited to period pieces, which is odd because she's been in so many of them. (I never saw Atonement, so I can't speak to that one.) But I think Ralph Fiennes should be enjoyable... I'm feeling a bit faily, though, because I *still* haven't read the Amanda Foreman biography. I have a copy around here somewhere... And nothing says "woman of importance" like a giant kickass hat!

(2) I've only previously seen Lee Pace in a handful of episodes of Pushing Daisies, and I liked him okay, but he was really adorable in Miss Pettigrew. Maybe it was the accent. :) I've thought about it more, though, and I think JJ Feild still wins for me.