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5.0 out of 5 stars A Rip-roaring Swashbuckling Adventure, 1 Aug 2006
This review is from: Frenchman's Creek [VHS] [1998] (VHS Tape)
I loved this adaptation of the Daphne DuMarier Classic, although a small amount of alteration has been included to reflect the general political upheaval & female confines of the 17th Century period. The historical accuracy is spot on and a real pleasure to see. (The 1950's Hollywood version with Joan Fontaine, Arturo De Cordova & Basil Rathbone is virtually word for word with the book). Tara Fitzgerald makes an excellent Dona St Columb and Anthony Delon (that accent is extremely attractive)is fabulous as Jean Aubury, it makes you want to be a female pirate! A fantastic adventure for both males and females alike.(This film is nothing like Pride and Prejudice - nor does it try to be, being set almost a century before!). My husband loved this film ,although he enjoyed the tongue in cheek witisicsms of Pride and Prejudice. Tara manages to inject more of the strength of character but also the indecision & boredom facing Dona obvious throughout the book, which is somewhat missing from the earlier version. I heartily recommend it for a great night in! Also, try visiting the Creek in Cornwall and it is exactly as Daphne described it, enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and Escapism - definately one for the girls!, 5 Mar 2001
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This review is from: Frenchman's Creek [VHS] [1998] (VHS Tape)
Loosely based on the novel by Daphne Du'Maurier, the screen play has been adapted to produce a brilliant 'edge of your seat' drama. Although based in the late 17th century, the heroine gets her fair share of action too, rather than the simpering characters often portrayed in Jane Austin books. Costumes are authentic and spectacular, and the acting by Tara Fitzgerald, Anthony Delon and the rest of the cast is superb.
Ideal for a girls night in with a bottle of wine and a big block of chocolate, the film leaves you with a high feel good factor and a wish for the old days to return - if only in fashion.
If you enjoyed 'Pride and Predjudice' you should enjoy this, but be prepared for a little more sex and considerably more violence!
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