Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jane Austen: Mansfield Park

So, the PBS of Mansfield Park is done for the night. I think I have a common complaint about all the movies they've shown so far: too damn short.

They really are condensing the hell out of these productions and it shows. There are whole sections which are chopped out of the books. Jane Austen's novels are pretty pithy and direct - chopping stuff out really hurts. The characterization and events suffers.

Visually nothing to dislike, but not as much "stuffing" as needed to really convey the whole aspect of the novels.