Sunday, March 29, 2009

I LoVe HiS wOrk

For me my favorite Painter is Johannes Vermmer, he is the greatest to me.
Whats yours?
I like him because it was said that he took months or years on a painting, so that would mean that he put a lot of effort into his work. Also i love his display of people, he can make a picture real and the clothes stand out. Clothes actual look real!

My favorite Painting of his is,
" Girl With A Pearl Earring"
This painting is so soft and
expressive. I think she has a secret.

I really like the following "Officer And Laughing Girl"

"The MilkMaid"

So much concentration~ or is she really tired

"The Glass Of Wine"

"Young Woman With A Water Pitcher"

To the( right) is my second favorite, i think it shows

"Mistress And Maid"

You can see in a lot of Vermmer's work that he uses pearl earrings and that same coat, but what i really like in this painting is that their is some special news that is in that letter. Bad or Good?


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Shade some light on Austen

I have only seen at least two sketches of the actual Jane Austen, and for me i think she doesn't look half bad. Really i don't think we can count on a old painting/drawing to give justice to a person back then or even further. I know i have seen some drawings of Shakespeare and when i read his pieces i would not have guessed that he would look like the way he is depicted, not very romantic. But i suppose that most paintings were not expertly done and he was a lot older then. And then their are a lot of other authors who look very different than what i would have guessed, all i am saying is that Jane Austen looks pretty good for being drawn out.


In a lot of European paintings the person has a full and round jaw and chin, it makes them all look the same.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sonnet's of Shakespeare~



When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

I summon up remembrance of things past,

I sigh the lack of many a thing i sought,

And with old woes new wail my dear

times' waste.

Then can i drown an eye in death's

dateless night,

And moan th' expense of many a vanished sight.

Then can i grieve at grievances


And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er

The sad account of fore-bemoaned


Which i new pay as if not paid before.

But if the while i think on

thee, dear friend,

All losses are restored,

and sorrows end.



Full many a glorious

morning have i seen.

Flatter the mountain tops

with sovereign eye,

Kissing with golden face

the meadows green,

Gilding pale streams with

heavenly alchemy,

Anon permit the basest

clouds to ride

With ugly rack on his

celestial face,

And from the forlorn

world his visage hide,

Stealing unseen to west

with this disgrace.

Ev'n so my sun one early

morn did shine

With triumphant

splendor on my brow;

But out alack, he was but

one hour mine;

The region cloud hath

masked him from me


Yet him for this

my love no whit


Suns of the world

may stain when heav'n's

sun staineth.
From a Jane Austen Calender.

March, Chatsworth.

Chatsworth in Derbyshire served as Pemberley in the 2005 Focus Features version of P&P.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A very good book

I have just finished this book and i just loved it. It was so well written and detailed. E. M Forster has created A Room With A View with enough purpose and imagination to carry a person through the characters lives. The characters are not heroic but humans and that makes it you relate to it more.

Coming Soon!!!!

Airing on March 29-April 26, 2009. (Check local listings)
Little Dorrit is on top of my list, i can't wait to see it. I have heard that it is really good and that makes me even more want to see it. With Claire Froy who plays (Amy Dorrit), Tom Courtenay who plays ( William Dorrit), And Matthew Macfadyen who plays (Arthur Clennam).
LITTLE DORRIT, by Charles Dickens.

David Copperfield Review

I really would suggest this movie to anyone that is a fan of Dickens or of a good story. From the beginning to the end it was satisfying and just so good. Stories of darkness are definitely in Dickens specialty's and the freshness that emits is so great. The movie is around the 3 hour mark and i didn't want it to end.
The characters are so brilliant. I love the sweetness and goodness of David, and Agnes. The deception of Uriah is so vivid he is very creepy. The ironic characters are also very much in this story and i love them.
The basic story of a boy who comes from a loving and just world and that being taken away is so heartrending, but friendships made, make it so heartwarming.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ruby in the Smoke and The Sally Lockhart Mysteries

I have only heard of the book series, that is written by Philip Pullman, and the movie versions, and they are of interest to me.

The plot is about a 16 year old girl named Sally Lockhart (Billie piper). She is an orphan and is soon tangled into a mystery by getting letters of warning. She is befriended by a photographer and his sister who provide her with a home and employment, But it seems that her and her friends are in danger.
The second movie/book is a continuing story.
In the movie version;
With Billie piper who plays Sally Lockhart,
Julie Walters who plays Mrs. Holland,
JJ Feild who plays Frederick Garland,
Matt Smith who plays Jim Taylor,
and Hayley Atwell who plays Rosa Garland.

Saw it!

I got to see all of Lost in Austen. It was soooo funny.

With the mix of modern and old England it was so classic. I thought the whole story line went flip side but it was very good. Amanda Price does try to piece her beloved story back together and she is a wonderful and funny person. Elizabeth is altered and is not much in the movie, but you are in for a great surprise if you get to see it. The whole twist of Mr. Bingley, Jane and Mr. Collins is hilarious. Poor Bingley. Mr. Collins was a surprise, and the dialogue between Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet is amusing. All in all it was funny. The few points that i found that made me laugh hysterically was the chalk in which she is to use it as tooth paste, The coping of the wet T.Shirt, the way she shaves her legs, and the huge surprise that Miss. Bingley lays on you.

YOu have to see it.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Poll results

For the Favorite's of Jane Austen's works poll,

The Watson's got zero votes,

Persuasion got zero votes,

Pride and Prejudice got 1 vote,

Sanditon got zero votes,

Sense and sensibility got zero votes,

Emma got zero votes,

Mansfield park got 1 vote,

and Northanger Abbey got the most (2).

For me i was surprised i would have thought that Pride and Prejudice would have won. Not that i don't like or esteem the other books as much, but it was a guess.

So here's to you, Northanger Abbey!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Who played it better???

Colonel Brandon, 1995 version or 2008 version

Edward, 1995 version or 2008 version

Willoughby, 1995 version or 2008 version

Mrs Dashwood, 1995 version or 2008 version

Elinor Dashwood, 1995 version or 2008 version

Marianne Dashwood, 1995 version or 2008 version.

I think in a few ways each characters picture resembles one another. But who played it better?
For me in the old version a few couple characters annoyed me from out of these choices, but for the most part they both did a good job. But there has to be a better performance.

Lost in Austen

I haven't seen this show before but i have read blogs on this and i just wanted to blog about my interest. It is a four part 2008 British television series and it is based loosely on Pride and Prejudice. It is about Amanda Price a Jane Austen Fan from the modern world, she finds herself locked into the new world of Pride and Prejudice and nothing goes as it should. As she is trying to piece back the story she tries to find her way back home.
Jemima Rooper as Amanda Price
Alex Kingston as Mrs Bennet
Hugh Bonneville as Mr Bennet
Elliot Cowan as Darcy
Morven Christie as Jane
Tom Riley as Wickham
Pedita Weeks as Lydia
Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth
Florence Hoath as Kitty
Ruby Bentall as Mary
and Tom Mison as Mr. Bingley

The Duchess

Winning Best period costume, i personally liked the historical portray of the story and i got to admit that the costumes were brilliant. They were big and elegant and great.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Jane Austen Handheld (2010)

This new film "Jane Austen Handheld" will be made over and retold in a comical way. It is Pride and Prejudice in the lens of a fly-on-the-wall. The cast is only so far of Singer Lily Allen as Lydia Bennet and Stephen Fry as Mr. Bennet. All to be expected is sarcastic remarks, interpretation in a hilarious but astonishing way, and interesting characters made out to be exaggerated parts. I am waiting to see it and look forward to it, and i don't think i will be offended, because what harm can it do but advertising the book even more.
( Although a bad review can be harmful)
All i hope is that it is good and funny. I really hope it is. And that no one will be offended like when Becoming Jane came out, fore it was made well.