First things first, I have decided to take the plunge. Having a set schedule for posting material is recommended for bloggers. Seeing as I have the coming semester off, why not set up a specific time to post? So every Thursday there will be a post.
Now, on onto the meat, I watched the BBC episodes of Sense and Sensibility with my neighbor a few weeks ago. The film(s) definitely made an impact. Every part- from the storyline, cast, and camera angles- works to create a film experience worthy of the three hours invested. You’ll find mystery, romance, adventure, culture, history, morals, and laughs! What more could you want from a film?
Elinor’s patience and self-control inspires me, while the comparison of Marianne’s blatant actions drives the point home. At the same time, though, Marianne brings a touch of beauty and innocence to every part of the film while showing quite dramatically that love must first die to be realistic and valuable.
Love has self-control and patience for the good of the beloved. Pressure in these ways will make the bond of love so much stronger if the person has the character to contain such love. Marianne must learn these lessons before entering into a serious relationship.
Another thing that stuck out to me was how often silence was spoken. It added mystery and suspense. Maybe there is something to be said for not laying everything out there. Marianne was the one who spoke the most, we must remember.
I don’t usually write out reviews for entertainment but this one was quite moving. BBC proves again and again that they are most excellent at creating a good story on film. A Sharp eye for lessons to be learned and views insenuated keeps many movies off my recommended list. This one makes the list, just be prepared to fast forward through the first few minutes of the first episode.
How do you judge a film as good? Do you think every movie and show should teach morals?