Tarry for the Nonce

February 28, 2008

The Men of Austen

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 1:41 am

The predictable choice is in the lead, but I voted for Frederick Wentworth.

I don’t mind Rupert Penry-Jones in the role, but I much prefer Bryan Marshall. This preference is helped along by the fact that I very much appreciate that the 1971 version didn’t feel a need to Bronte-ize the ending. (Stupid Americanized 21st century melodrama.)

For what it’s worth, George Knightley would have been my second choice, followed then by Fitzwilliam Darcy, Henry Tilney and Edward Ferrars. Frankly, Edmund Bertram holds absolutely no attraction for me. And I don’t waste my time with the underlings. (Sorry, Janice. I know you carry a torch for Henry Crawford. And thanks for the link!)

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1 Comment »

  1. Look, just because I think the character has some *complexity* doesn’t mean I carry a torch, Maligny McMaligner! 🙂

    Huzzahs for Bryan Marshall as Wentworth! His charisma makes even the beehive hairdos acceptable.

    Comment by Janice the Social Conservative — February 28, 2008 @ 9:49 am


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