By accident I caught the second episode of BBC’s recent adaption of Jane Austen’s Emma this weekend. It’s beautiful! I didn’t catch the story at all but sat for an hour, fascinated by the beautiful costumes, settings, and filming.
Apparently, almost all clothes were recycled from other movies and tv shows! You can read the list here.
I got so excited, I wanted to read the novel as well, which you can find here: Project Gutenberg
And if you like screenshots and icons, or you missed the first two episodes and would like to see them on your computer, go here: Livejournal’s BBC Costume Drama community.
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This post is the second part of Byron sources, part one is located here
The other day I attended a theatre show, where the tv program where a dateable girl has to pick one of three bachelors was played. The girl was Richardson’s Pamela, and her choice of men were Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Oscar Wilde (he left early because he was gay.) In the end, Pamela was dragged off stage by Lord Byron, who cackled.
The BBC serie about Byron was by far the most interesting thing I ever saw. If you know BBC series, you know they’re not shy about the, er, less pretty facts of someone’s life, so this serie might not be one you want to show to young children. (Although it’s not very explicit.) The best thing I think is, because it’s so beautiful and interesting, you remember a lot
and can appear as a smart person to your peers because you know all kinds of facts about Byron, just by watching a movie. It seems very honest in its representation of Byron’s life.
My only remark would be: show us a little bit more Shelley!
Here are some Byron icons from the BBC series, if you feel Byron should represent you on various messageboards across the net.
You can send your child to Byron Bible Camp. I was very surprised for a minute, until I realised it’s probably named after a different Byron.
You can visit Byron’s home, which is very beautiful.
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