Saturday, September 10, 2005

River King and Pride and Prejudice roundup

The River King is scheduled for screening at the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival on September 24th at 6.00pm. There is a downloadable PDF version of the schedule, or mouse over the "2005 festival" link and click "schedule" on the Cinéfest site. Tickets can be bought online.

The film is also going to feature at the Calgary International Film Festival as part of the Canadian Film Works series. It's on at 7.00pm, September 30th at the Cineplex Odeon, Eau Claire Market, Screen 6. To buy a ticket, click "add to my schedule" then go to "my schedule".

As to Pride and Prejudice, the battle begins as reviews of the new version come out. Says Ray Bennett (sic!) of the Hollywood Reporter:

With the BBC's 1995 miniseries starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle still regarded as the definitive treatment of the book, it will be an uphill struggle to win audiences to what is neither a faithful rendition nor a very interesting new interpretation.

On the other hand, neither Ms Ehle nor Miss Knightley measure up to this Livejournaler's idea of Elizabeth. More reviews can be found at AustenBlog.

Finally, least relevant but most amusing, an article in The Guardian about the formula for period films. Their take on period drama jargon:

"Smouldering": Colin Firth with sideburns.
"Faithful adaptation": Only chopped out the small characters.
"Much-loved": A-level set text
"Sumptuous": Over-budget
"Anniversary edition": Remake/ Hollywood film coming

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