Saturday, March 1, 2008

North and South

I don't know if my head was buried or what but I just found a movie recently called North and South and I absolutely LOVE it!! For any of you out there that have an affinity towards Jane Austen or Pride & Prejudice I do believe you will like this movie. It has some of the same undertones however this takes place in the 1850s in an Industrial part of England. It is based on the book by Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) who came on the scene right after Jane Austen (1775-1817). I had already really liked Wives & Daughters which was based on another one of her books. Now that I've given you the history. I'll have to actually go get her books so I can read them.

You know it was funny I was thinking how much I love these older based movies & books and that it didn't make sense because I'm such an independent person. Then I started really thinking about the main characters Elizabeth (P&P) and Margaret (N&S) -not that I'm by any means comparing myself to them - but they are very strong minded independent women. Maybe that's the reason I love these movies so much but in the end they do get their romantic endings. So maybe there is hope for me after all..I can be independent and maybe get my romantic ending.


Catherine said...

Glad to see you're back - hopefully totally recovered from your cold?!?
Speaking of Jane A. - I posted something for you on my blog, and I'm dying to see your results!