Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Persuade Me

What's Jack up to? Just being wild Jack. Totally territorial over his closet and snapping and anyone who dare try to get him out without a treat in hand. Just Jack!

The DH is off on business and thanks to the lovely PIC I got to watch the most wonderful version of Jane Austen's PERSUASION staring Amanda Root as Anne Elliot and Ciaran Hinds as the dashing Captain Wentworth. It was a lovely way to spend an evening. Thanks PIC!

And as for the bottom clip spoiler alert if you have not seen PERSUASION but it perfectly shows the downtrodden but ultimately triumphant Austen heroine. Enjoy. "Anne? Whatever for?" Amazing.

I then had to go and check out the 2007 BBC version with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones. I don't know how I missed this during Austen week. Oh well. I'm torn they are both beautiful. How can you go wrong with Austen? All this romance can truly mess a girl up. And don't we all want just one night more? I know I do. Well, maybe not. It's probably perfect as it is in our own minds.
If you've seen both versions which do you prefer?

Sidebar: Don't you just crack up over the music selections on YouTube? So inspired.

Political Sidebar #2: Speaking of Persuasion, Hilliary Clinton hit it out of the park with her speech at the DNC last night. A very persuasive speech it was. I wonder if it will do the trick with bringing over the Hilliary supporters that are holding out. It should if Michelle's last night didn't. Hillary made her thoughts very clear when she said. "No way, no how, no McCain." Ouch, Hill. tell us how you really feel.



pve design said...

Sounds like an "Austen"- "powers" play at your place in the midst of the convention.
A political week of powerful persuasion!

Be the change..... said...

I really love Hillary and think her speech was just what was needed - plus she looked FABULOUS!!
I love all these jane austen movies, you have to love a costume drama -they're always so well done too!
ps - word verification is 'lurve'!how fitting

Kwana said...

Yes, PVE it is an Austen powers play at my house. You know what a romantic I am.

Be the Change, Hilliary did look fab last night. I loved her "Sisterhood of The Traveling Pantsuits" line. Too funny.

Kristen Painter said...

I haven't seen those clips before.

Kwana said...

They are delicious movies Kristen.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, that's my favorite version of Persuasion. Ciaran Hinds is total perfection as Captain Wentworth.

And I do so agree that Hillary hit it out of the park. I've never heard her speak so well and so forcefully. I'm looking forward to Obama's acceptance tomorrow night!
I hope he wins by a landslide.

Edward and I thank you for your visit at our place today. You're welcome anytime!

Kwana said...

Thanks Pamela. I'm so glad we have the classics and so much more in common.

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