We have very very very mixed feelings about Austenland, too, but we are actually looking forward to seeing this one. We just fear that some of the send-up of Austen fans might be a little eye-rollingly over-the-top. However: Jennifer Coolidge is one of the most hilarious people on the planet; JJ Feild is just adorable* (we don’t remember anyone being murdered in the book, so likely he didn’t do it); FIGWIT! FIGWIT! FIGWIT! (poor Bret, he deserves better than to have Figwit following him around for the rest of his life); we found ourself smiling at the end of the trailer: a good sign. It’s certainly a fangirl-friendly production, which is also a good thing.
*Yet, though friends sent us the link saying O HAY EDITRIX LOOK IT’S MR. TILNEY, honestly? Nothing against JJ, who is darling, but these days Tilney-in-our-head is…someone else.
Harry of England, we art thine!
And we know he can work a great coat.
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Well, i can concede in the end this might turn to be entertaining, but my worry is the portrayal of what a fan can do in her obsession.
And you astonish me, I love JJ as Da Man, but I cannot picture Mr. John Plumptree as Da Man. :). Mine, before NA2, was Matthew Goode and now he is becoming Wickham. Crazy, isn’t it?
Cinthia, wait till you see Henry V (actually, I think it’s on YouTube if you want to see it now). Watch the proposal scene.
Now, fie upon my false French! By mine honour, in
true English, I love thee, Kate: by which honour I
dare not swear thou lovest me; yet my blood begins to
flatter me that thou dost, notwithstanding the poor
and untempering effect of my visage. Now, beshrew
my father’s ambition! he was thinking of civil wars
when he got me: therefore was I created with a
stubborn outside, with an aspect of iron, that, when
I come to woo ladies, I fright them. But, in faith,
Kate, the elder I wax, the better I shall appear:
my comfort is, that old age, that ill layer up of
beauty, can do no more, spoil upon my face: thou
hast me, if thou hast me, at the worst; and thou
shalt wear me, if thou wear me, better and better:
and therefore tell me, most fair Katharine, will you
have me? Put off your maiden blushes; avouch the
thoughts of your heart with the looks of an empress;
take me by the hand, and say ‘Harry of England I am
thine:’ which word thou shalt no sooner bless mine
ear withal, but I will tell thee aloud ‘England is
thine, Ireland is thine, France is thine, and Harry
Plantagenet is thine;’ who though I speak it before
his face, if he be not fellow with the best king,
thou shalt find the best king of good fellows.
Come, your answer in broken music; for thy voice is
music and thy English broken; therefore, queen of
all, Katharine, break thy mind to me in broken
English; wilt thou have me?
I’m really looking forward to see the adaptations those Shakespeare historical plays, and that they complete the set soon (the three Henry VI and Richard III). But still I cannot imagine him as Henry Tilney. Maybe it is his colouring, but do not worry :).
I have a friend who saw an advanced screening of this, and she said it was bad, bad, bad.
Oh, dear. I was invited to an advance screening but couldn’t make it. I’ll go see it anyway, and of course report back.
definitely going to see this one. read the book
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