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Sunday, May 31

Jane Austen Movie Throwdown

Seen in the Guardian Co.UK, this description of Anne Elliot as one of five most romantic heroines:

Forget lippy Lizzie Bennett and mooning Marianne Dashwood; Persuasion's Anne Elliot is a complex, clever woman with a past who deserves a far more glorious place in the literary hall of fame. In her tentative, subtle and brilliantly funny journey back to the man she loved and lost eight years before, Anne gives us hope that love is not just for pretty teens; that second chances exist; and that ordinary lives really can be transformed by intelligence, independence and decency. Strike a blow for the quiet one in the corner and help crown Anne our romantic queen.

In your estimation, who played Anne Elliot best? Amanda Root (left) or Sally Hawkins (right)?
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Jane Austen Movie Throwdown: Best Anne Elliot
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8 comments:

Bostan said...

I loved Sally Hawkins.

Barbara said...

Finally Anne Elliot gets the well deserved attention by the public :)

Enid Wilson said...

I think I've only watched Anne played by Saly Hawkins. She's a bit on the plain side and I can't imagine her to be pretty at one time. But I do like Anne Elliot, she was consistent in love and sensible in life.

Steamy Darcy

Lynn said...

I have always enjoyed the version with Amanda Root...and I must say the character of Anne and her attributes is a good model of mature womanhood that we all should try to emulate more closely !

Charleybrown said...

Amanda Root by far! I didn't enjoy the adaptation with Sally - I like the actress but would love to have a word with the director about how that one turned out.

manila rentals said...

me too I've only watched Anne by Saly Hawking

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