Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Afternoon

Hello all!! I'm sorry for my lack of posts the past two weeks, but I've been sick. Nothing major, just the little annoyance and inconvenience of several colds. They left me so tired by the end of the day that I just couldn't think. I knew that any post I wrote would be nonsensical and absolutely ridiculous. So, Lord willing, I'll be back this week with a review or two, and other random posts.
Now, onto something that has been on my mind for awhile. While I don't want to give this blog up yet, I know that since I began, I've changed quite a bit. I feel like this blog only covers a very little part of who I am. You see, when I started, I was a bit of a period film snob. Over the years I hope that has changed some. But it does mean that I will probably start including (short, less detailed) movie reviews for other films like 'Star Trek: Into Darkness', which I'm excited to go see for my birthday this year. Because I am a Trekkie. And a big Sci-Fi nerd. I may once a week do an outfit post (hence the picture I've included with just hints of clothes I found today! Including maroon velvet leggings. Odd, I know but I'm so excited to find a pretty way to wear them) If I had to describe my style it would be Tim Burton's Victorian England meets Zooey Deschanel's Modern/Vintage glam. An interesting combo, I know. I hope you'll bear with me and stick around for these changes. It seems sort of sudden, but I feel it's a change that needs to be had for my sake, as a writer. If you know someone who would be interested in my blog after these changes, please, spread the word!! And tell me if you have any suggestions! A time of change is a good time to hear constructive criticism!

Oh, and the pictures are just snippets of my Sunday afternoon with my mom and sister. We went to a local Chinese place for lunch and then went thrift shopping. I found four books for my collection (three pictured) and lovely new sweaters, belts, and a shirt. Hopefully you'll see outfit posts soon!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Film Review: Mansfield Park (1983)

You know that feeling you get when you invest hours of your life to a miniseries based on one of your favorite works of fiction, only to come out of your room when its over, blinking your tear filled eyes at the light, wondering what on earth you just wasted so much of you life watching because it certainly wasn't what it claimed to be?  

Well that is what I expected to feel when I started watching this, but as it turns out, this film exceeded my expectations. 

After watching the two more modern adaptations of Mansfield Park I was about ready to give up on there ever being a truly good one. This became available on Netflix instant play recently and I decided to give it a shot, after all, it could be no worse then the other two right?

Aside from the acting, which really was horrible at times, I did enjoy this film. It was by far the most accurate of the three Mansfield Parks. Especially the portrayal of Fanny Price. At first I thought she didn't have enough spirit, (and face it, most people want to give her too much credit, but sometimes we go to the opposite end and don't think about how much spirit she would have to have to stick to her morals so well), but as the movie progressed, her character grew, while still being the meek, quiet, and sometimes fragile Fanny that Jane Austen wrote into existence.
However!! I couldn't stand Edmund. I'll expand more on what I though of each character's portrayal in another post. I plan to watch and review the other two and then do a comparison of all three sometime in the future. 

So, until then, I do recommend Mansfield Park. I'll give it a three and a half out of five stars. Which means I liked it, I'd watch it again, and someday I would like to have it in my DVD collection. It just didn't quite make it to my favorites list.