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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent adaptation, 7 Sept. 2005
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This review is from: Vanity Fair [DVD] (DVD)
Vanity Fair is an excellent BBC adapation, worthy of note. Perhaps even comparable to Pride and Prejudice. The screenplay is quite different, which lends itself more to W.M. Thackery's slighty less glowing vision (than Austen's) of English society. It seems quite surprising that it has not met more popular demand. The acting is quite superb and will keep you riveted to your seat (probably for the full 321 mins!). If the new adaptation with Witherspoon et al is a Morris Minor, then this is a Bentley.
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Initial post: 14 Dec 2012 20:11:28 GMT
J says:
I fear your car analogy is inept. A natural reading would be based on the following salient features: Morris Minor: slightly antiquated, charming, from a recently-disappeared world, unostentatious yet highly functional; Bentley: ridiculously overpriced, ostentatious, attractive mainly to people keen to flaunt their wealth and importance.
I feel sure though that what you really meant was that the BBC show was better than the movie, and your analogy really only holds up in terms of relative length.
3/10, must try harder.
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