Costume in Cinema: Regency

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  • Reply Jenn January 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Totally agree regarding P&P 2005. Hated that the filmmaker/whoever decided to show how Lizzy was a Free Spirit by not letting her wear a hat during the day or gloves at the Netherfield Ball. Even the Covent Garden whores would have found something to wear on their heads. And I can’t even think about the whole post-coital ending. Someone needs to tell Keira Knightly she is not the new Kate Winslet; she is too skinny and her forehead is too big. /rant.

  • Reply Mary October 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I am a defender of P&P 2005. I loved it. I loved the muddy hem approach to the whole film. So many of these period films make it seem like tea appears out of nowhere and laundry just magically appears and no one does ANY work around the house. Yes, some liberties were taken with no gloves and lack of hats. But overall I thought it had a great, gritty feel. Very passionate and I adored McFadyen as Darcy.

  • Reply Savannah October 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I LOVED all of these reviews! I’ve never seen such a complete list of reviews for all the movies – it’s nice to have ONE person reviewing lots of things because then you can really compare them fairly. The only one I really didn’t agree with was the one about Sense and Sensibility (the 2008 one). I absolutely loved that film and I thought it was beautiful and thoughtful and it made me cry and love all the characters. I also liked the 1995 version, but I thought the 2008 one surpassed it by far. You’re right about Marianne’s hair being down too much, though.

  • Reply Terry November 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I agree with you about Alex Kingston’s performance in Lost in Austen–she was great. And she delivered one of my favorite movie lines, “There is no need for you to speak.” I so want to tell someone to shut up that way.

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