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Sanditon

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Sanditon

Post by princess garnet » Wed July 11th, 2018, 2:04 pm

Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon will be adapted for TV:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... sterpiece/
Filming will start next year.

I read and own this Penguin Classics edition (click hypertext link to view) compiling Austen's 3 short and/or unfinished novels.

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Re: Sanditon

Post by princess garnet » Tue July 30th, 2019, 8:06 pm

The official trailer is out: https://blogs.weta.org/tellyvisions/201 ... ns-seaside
Note: Video play not play outside of the US

Update
The details about the show: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... right-now/
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Re: Sanditon

Post by Madeleine » Wed July 31st, 2019, 8:41 am

Apparently it's meant to be quite racey! :oops:
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Re: Sanditon

Post by princess garnet » Fri January 3rd, 2020, 8:13 pm

Ahead of the show's upcoming US broadcast, here's a primer to the characters:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... -sanditon/
It's a 2 hour premiere starting Sunday, Jan. 12th.

The companion book The World of Sanditon by Sara Sheridan was a good overview about the series.
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Re: Sanditon

Post by Madeleine » Sat January 4th, 2020, 5:34 pm

The series was enjoyable, Anne Reid steals it in the same way that Maggie Smith stole all her scenes in Downton. Not sure if there'll be a second series though.
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Re: Sanditon

Post by princess garnet » Fri January 17th, 2020, 10:27 pm

Last Sunday (1/12) was the 2 hour premiere (combining Episodes 1 & 2) here in the US!

For your reading pleasure, an interview with composer Ruth Barrett:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... interview/
The show's soundtrack is available in digital format only. Likewise for "Victoria" seasons 2-3 soundtrack.

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Re: Sanditon

Post by princess garnet » Fri January 24th, 2020, 8:04 pm

Where was that scene filmed or that place looks familiar? A handy guide to the filming locations for Sanditon:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... ns-guide/#
Enjoy!

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Re: Sanditon

Post by SGM » Sun January 26th, 2020, 4:42 pm

I begin to wonder if UK TV channels will continue to do these deals with Masterpiece Theatre by which Masterpiece cough up a percentage of the production costs to get exclusive distribution rights in the US. It now seems that most UK content which will eventually also include that from Channel 4 will end up on Britbox and no longer feature on Netflix or Amazon Prime so I am not sure that the value of the previous Masterpiece deals will continue. I don't know, it just seems to me that there must be questions asked about these distribution deals (not just with Masterpiece).
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Re: Sanditon

Post by princess garnet » Mon February 10th, 2020, 10:58 pm

Throughout the series, Jane Austen references have appeared on the set design. An interview with production designer Grant Montgomery:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... interview/
Enjoy!

Almost done! Episode 6 broadcasted here in the US last night. (The premiere was a double header so it's a slight numbering sequence from the UK broadcast)

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Re: Sanditon

Post by princess garnet » Tue February 25th, 2020, 6:18 pm

The finale was on Sunday, and it was quite an ending! Andrew Davies wanted the ending to be what it was. Since there won't be a season 2, here's what three of the cast said about their roles:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sp ... haracters/
I enjoyed watching the adaptation of Sanditon but "once is enough" for me. I did find the digital soundtrack album of the show online so I can listen to that anytime!

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