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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Telynor
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Post by 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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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 24th, 2010, 3:53 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]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.[/quote]
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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Post by Telynor » Wed February 24th, 2010, 8:22 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]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.[/quote]

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

[quote=""Telynor""]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.[/quote]

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

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

[quote=""Telynor""]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.[/quote]

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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Post by Leo62 » Thu February 25th, 2010, 1:09 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]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.[/quote]

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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Post by 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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