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Other highlights include a post-Buffy Anthony Head, as Anne's clueless, blustery father, Sir Walter. Head gets to turn on his deft comic talent here in ways most American audiences have not yet seen him; he's clearly enjoying himself immensely, blustering about "my shrubberies" and other trivial affairs. The cinematography is lush (several breathtaking tracking shots are used, especially early on), as are the period costumes. The production was filmed exclusively on location, and the reality of the sets enforces the story.
Some fans may prefer the 1995 Amanda Root version, for the casting of Ciaran Hinds as Capt. Wentworth, but this later effort is a worthy entry in the Austen film oeuvre--and Rupert Penry-Jones is a dreamboat in his own right. As the wistful Anne says, on behalf of all women, "We do not forget you, so soon as you forget us." --A.T. Hurley
If you like Pride and Prejudice, you'll love this. It's a bit more somber, but this movie is so wonderful. Much better than other versions of it.Published 4 days ago by Mary Anne
Oh, snap. I didn't think it was possible that one could make any adaptation of a Jane Austen novel so amazingly horrible. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Selena
I love this movie! ♡
I saw it years ago on PBS and had to buy it.
My very favorite version of Persuasion. Loved the acting and can feel the angst of Anne and Captain Wentworth.Published 14 days ago by mary latorre
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Well, if you like Jane Austen, I would recommend the BBC version of North and South (book written by Elizabeth Gaskell). It is very well done and Pride and Prejudice-esque story-wise. After that, Wives and Daughters (also by Gaskell) is another great adaptation.
Jane Eyre is another great story,... Read More
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