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Sunday, June 13

Jane Austen Sartorial Throwdown

Ah, the men in Jane Austen's novels. They are so divine, even the rascals. Film adaptations sometimes show them to the best advantage and sometimes not. Let's take a look at Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility. Whose portrayal of the handsome colonel was more sartorially resplendent? Alan Rickman in the 1996 film or David Morrissey in 2008?

10 comments:

Jenny Girl said...

I like them both because they the part their own. Put their stamp on it I guess you could say. But since I adore Rickman he got my vote.

Kimmy said...

Alan Rickman most definitely. He manages to capture the human psyche of Colonel Brandon with such feeling and his portrayal of this life-like character makes the experience all the more significant for me.
He is a most excellent actor.

Giulia said...

Admit that I would vote for him anyway (A.R.) because he is superb. He will always be Brandon for me as his portrayal was so psychologically, emotionally accurate - & subtle. The latter being key.

And yes, what a great actor - no matter the film.

Raquel said...

Alan Rickman...
Perhaps, Mr. Morrissey.

No, no... Alan!

I do not know!

Raquel said...

All right... thinking only about the word "sartorial" I have chose David Morrissey,

Forgive me, Alan!

Meredith R. said...

I prefer Alan Rickman's Colonel Brandon, but sartorially David Morrissey looks splendid!

Garden Groans said...

Oh dear, oh dear!!!

Since the decision must be based on "sartorial," not best portrayal, I'm also going to have to choose David Morrissey. Like Raquel, I'm going beg for forgiveness from Mr. Rickman.

Sigh...

Anonymous said...

Based on these pics, definitely Morrisey. You can't beat a floor length trench coat and a brace or two of pheasant

Sue Wilkes said...

Alan Rickman is my favourite, no doubt about it!

Nonna Beach said...

Alan Rickman...fabulous actor, he can play anything and make you believe.