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5.0 out of 5 stars Period drama at its best!, 3 Dec. 2007
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This review is from: Cranford [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
The thing I love about Cranford is that it gives you a valuable insight into the lives of a whole cross section of society from the struggling working class to the aristocracy and everything inbetween. This is very rare as most period dramas would tend to focus on just one main family or storyline, but here you have various characters, families and friends from all walks of life and each of them fascinating in their own way. The scenes and costumes are raw and realistic, the acting outstanding, transporting you into their lives and situations. It is period drama in the best sense of the word as there is a fair dose of tragedy and sadness. This however, is well balanced by some very humorous portrayals and scenarios, as well as some wonderful romances and the joy of life in the Cranford community! All in all, a very worthwhile purchase with a magnificent cast and brilliant depiction of how life used to be in England!
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2008 16:24:12 BDT
L. Dorward says:
It is in fact more non fiction than fiction. The novel is by Elizabeth Gaskell and it is partially her accounts of going to stay with her relations in the country. There was an incident with the cow in the lime pit and the manufacturing of a coat for her and the incident with the cat is also true. It takes place just after a particuarly bad war so most of the men were killed im not saying everything happened but a lot of it did. So M WEdwards is correct in what he says
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