Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A DVD With Attitudes. . .

One of my favourite reads so far in my NYRB Challenge has been Angus Wilson's Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (see my review here). So I've been treating myself with the three-part British mini-series, filmed in 1992. It's extremely well done and follows the book very closely. The screen writer is Andrew Davies who seems to be penning every British costume drama these days - you'll know him from the Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice or the recent adapation of Bleak House. Full of delightful British eccentrics played ably by a great cast including Richard Johnson, Douglas Hodge, Elizabeth Spriggs and Tara Fitzgerald. Look for a young, pre-Bond Daniel Craig and teenager Kate Winslet in minor roles.

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