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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Wed February 24th, 2010, 2:11 am

Watching a lot of adaptations lately. Persuasion, the 2008 version, and Return to Cranford, which was wonderful. And I've started yet another Korean Historical series, Yi San.

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Wed February 24th, 2010, 3:53 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Watching a lot of adaptations lately. Persuasion, the 2008 version, and Return to Cranford, which was wonderful. And I've started yet another Korean Historical series, Yi San.

I've seen those adaptations. Is "Yi San" about a lady doctor? For some reason, it rings a bell. The series was dubbed into Cantonese Chinese.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Wed February 24th, 2010, 8:22 pm

"princess garnet" wrote:I've seen those adaptations. Is "Yi San" about a lady doctor? For some reason, it rings a bell. The series was dubbed into Cantonese Chinese.


The series that you are thinking about is Dae Jang Geum, which is a lot of fun to watch. The heroine starts as a cook in the royal palace, and eventually becomes a doctor. I _think_ that you can get the english subtitled version through Netflix.

Yi San is an entirely different series, set some centuries later.

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Postby LoveHistory » Thu February 25th, 2010, 12:35 am

Telynor, how do you like that Persuasion? I haven't seen it yet.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Thu February 25th, 2010, 1:25 am

I was left very ambivilant about it.parts of it I liked, but most of it felt very rushed and hurried, and I never had a sense of Wentworth caring about Anne.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu February 25th, 2010, 1:29 am

"Telynor" wrote:I was left very ambivilant about it.parts of it I liked, but most of it felt very rushed and hurried, and I never had a sense of Wentworth caring about Anne.


So not very persuasive? Sorry, couldn't help it ;)

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nona
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Postby nona » Thu February 25th, 2010, 6:17 am

Law Abiding Citizen....very good I thought, really good story and it moved me.

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Postby Anna Elliott » Thu February 25th, 2010, 12:50 pm

"Telynor" wrote:I was left very ambivilant about it.parts of it I liked, but most of it felt very rushed and hurried, and I never had a sense of Wentworth caring about Anne.


I agree. Persuasion is my favorite Austen, and I really wished the adaptation had been longer--too many of my favorite bits from the book were left out. I really liked the actor who played Wentworth, though.
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Postby Leo62 » Thu February 25th, 2010, 1:09 pm

"Telynor" wrote:I was left very ambivilant about it.parts of it I liked, but most of it felt very rushed and hurried, and I never had a sense of Wentworth caring about Anne.


I agree too - there were a lot of good things in this adaptation but a few crucial elements were totally off. The worst part was the end, where Anne does a sort of marathon run around Bath, and they totally cut out that wonderful scene where he secretly hands her the letter. :(
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Postby Madeleine » Thu February 25th, 2010, 4:09 pm

Oh yes that sprint around Bath, more like watching Chariots of Fire with skirts! A very strange, and very condensed version, of the book.
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