Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Comparative Analysis of Swooning Over Hot Brits

Greetings, fabulous readers. I hope you all have enjoyed Hot Brits week! Today, it draws to a close. You've seen reviews, giveaways, gushes, but you've also seen top swoon-worthy moments from myself, Allison of The Allure of Books and Misty of Book Rat. So now it's time to see what we all love--what you should pick up--and what maybe didn't get the attention it deserved.

I think Jane Austen are two words that come to mind when one hears the phrase period pieces, and she definitely played her part in this week's festivities. However, I also noticed that no clips from Emma or Mansfield Park got any love. I'm not sure why this is, as I've neither read the books or seen any adaptation of either one. Also, I'm the only person who really picked on A Room with a View. I think that one may have been overlooked because it is a slightly later time period than some of the pieces I chose to focus on. Lastly, I noticed Downtown Abbey got no love. I haven't seen it, but I have heard (from trusted sources) that it's good. Is this because of its newness?

It seems that the three films/mini-series that got the most love are the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, the Pride and Prejudice mini-series and the North and South mini-series. I love how for the 2005 P&P we all picked different moments, and in my opinion we pretty much picked out the best scenes of the whole film. Yet I think the fact that three bloggers, each with distinct taste, picked on this adaptation says something about how awesome it is. As for the P&P mini-series, it has Colin Firth. How could you not expect us to find something to swoon over there? Misty and Allison both gushed over North and South, and I need to explain myself here: I would have, but I was still only halfway through the mini-series by the time my post went up. I've watched the last scene of that adaptation about 7 times in the last 48 hours. Oh, and by the way, during the "look back at me scene," I think I heard my heart break for Mr. Thornton.

So those are our favorite moments in summary. Do you agree with our overall choices? Are there any moments that should have gotten more recognition than they did? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. OMG, Emma CERTAINLY SHOULD have gotten some love. The Paltrow and Garai versions are both EXCELLENT!

    Fail. We dropped the ball. I'll have to make sure to spotlight them during Jane in June.



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