Making frites

[Making frites]

Dug this one out of the archives, where that expanse of white shirt-back kept getting in the way of any appreciation I could muster. I’m still not sure it works, but there’s just something — in her glance, or the dance reflected in hazy shadow on the spatter shield…

This was taken at Pommes Frites in Manhattan, the best place ever.

I said this in comments, but I watched the rest of the BBC Jane Eyre last night. Still so good, but St. John Rivers? Total freak!

Piling up for an Austen marathon: should I rent the BBC Northanger Abbey? Anyone seen it?

Currently in the pile:

Finally, I just discovered AustenBlog today and have spent far too much time reading it — and through it found the trailer for Focus Features’ new Pride & Prejudice. Matthew McFadyen? Keira Knightley? Sign me up, please!

And, back to Brontë: SB says I must see the 1944 Jane Eyre with Orson Welles, but it doesn’t seem to be available on disc. Sigh…

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  • SB is completely right; you absolutely must check out the '44 JE. It may not be available on DVD, but it comes around on cable a fair bit. Search, set the DVR, and enjoy….

  • shadows: Yup, loosely based on P&P, if Mark Darcy wasn't enough of a clue. ^^

    sashafoo: I love her expression! But I don't know if a closer crop would work, because their heads are too close together. I had to use the extra space on the right to kind of siphon off that heaviness.

  • Her expression in the photo is sublime. Don't know much about photography, but could you crop it and focus on her glance over his shoulder?

  • shadows

    Bridget Jones's Diary???

    Last night at dinner some people here were mentioning Austen movie nights.

  • Hee! Yes it is, yes it is. I can't tell you how much I love it so.

    I've seen everything on the list I made -- the "easy" ones to pile up, because they're the ones I own already!

    But! Keep the suggestions coming. Or talk about the ones here, that's fine too. I love talking about Austen. :)

  • Heidi

    This is my favorite topic ever... I'm not sure about Northanger Abbey, but I bet my sister's seen it. She's a little more faithful than me about hunting down the less popular Austen movies (of which I've read all, of course). And also of course, the version of Pride and Prejudice you link to is absolutely the only one to watch!

  • If you havn't watched 'Pride and Predjudice' yet you're in for an absolutle treat ! ,

    I enjoyed 'Clueless' as well, i like it when they do a modern adaptation of an old story.

  • teak

    So I guess you'll just have to dust off your old VHS to see that '44 JE. You do still have a VCR player, right? 'Cuz, you know, retro electronics always never goes out of fashion.

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