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Timeless Cinematic Moments 15

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Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell) stands in the rain, watching the carriage drive away... with Roger Hamley in it, off for a two year journey of scientific exploration in Africa. BBC's 1999 adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters was epic, also boasting the talent of Michael Gambon who deservedly won the BAFTA award for best actor that year. It is Justine Waddell though, who steals the show with her flawless, scintillating performance which leaves you feeling as part of the action as opposed to a spectator sitting on the other side of the screen. I loved Wives and Daughters almost as much as North and South, however there are too many hateful and infuriating characters for it to be quite so pleasant. There's Osbourne, poor tortured soul, and Roger his brother who just doesn't get it. Molly's new sister-in-law Cynthia is affectionate and likeable, but brainless while her mother just needs to shut up!



Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Haha! My sister loves both those movies. I like Roger, actually. He may have been quite confused, but he bucks up in a manly way and also is a naturalist. :-D


3:26 pm, June 01, 2009 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hehe I just finshed watching that today:)
Rachel T

3:49 pm, June 03, 2009 
Blogger Theresa said...

Ooh, I hate the ending of the movie!
Read the book, nuff said.

5:00 pm, June 04, 2009 
Blogger Tallis said...

My sister and I were just talking about watching this on is just about our favorite.

Oh and I didn't see your comment on my blog until today. I'm working long hours for the most part and SUPER long hours this week, so I sleep a lot. I'll try to get around to changing the baby so it doesn't annoy you any more.

3:02 pm, June 10, 2009 
Blogger Rivers Daughter said...

Sigh I just posted as my little brother....

3:43 pm, June 10, 2009 

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