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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

North and South

I would like to thank whoever recommended the video North and South. Cindy? Wendy? I'm not really sure but because of a blog post I ordered it from Netflix. Of course, it sat in the kitchen for over a week when it came in because I wasn't in the mood for a civil war movie. Yep, you read that right, I said civil war. The problem is, when anything is mentioned of north and south here (in the south) the civil war is your immediate thought. It didn't even dawn on me until Sunday that BBC wouldn't make a movie about the American Civil War! ROFL!

So, Sunday I popped the first dvd in (the only one I received) and fell. in. love. with this movie. Loved it so much that when I finished the first disc I went to Barnes and Noble (who have an entire BBC section, I'm so in love with them right now) and bought the video. Came home and finished it! It was sooooooo good! Rent it and watch it if you haven't.

Of course, Monday I had reserved to veg out the day before going back to work and what better way to waste away the day then to watch Pride and Prejudice again! I put a post it note inside the case and have been listing all the dates that I've watched it...13 times in the last two years. Of course, after I watch P&P I have to read my favorite parts of Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife. *le sigh* Like the beginning when they are still dating and get caught by Jane making out in the bedroom. Or what about the bathroom/carriage scene the night after the honeymoon? Hmmmm? Of course, I always read about the miscarriage and ball like a baby. I skip all the chasing Georgianna crap and then read about the twins birth. Follow that with the last 10 pages of the novel and *le sigh* you have happily ever after.

So, to whomever posted about North and South...THANK YOU!

...Fiona...

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Blogger CindyS pondered...

Wasn't me but now I know what to look for at the DVD store. Funny thing but I'm pretty sure I've been reading about North and South and thinking they were referring to a movie made in the 80's with Patrick Swayze and yeah, it was about the Am. Civil War ;)

CindyS

8/16/2006 02:30:00 AM  
Blogger ames pondered...

So did you get yourself drunk?

8/16/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Wendy pondered...

Twasn't me either. A mystery to be sure...

8/16/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous ag pondered...

Ahem ... I might have mentioned it in my post on my search for American Historicals.

Glad you liked it. It was one of the more memorable American war drama serial for me.

8/16/2006 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Caro pondered...

I gave the mini-series a recommendation on AAR's RTR board when someone was looking for P&P-type books. I have never read Gaskell's novel, but someone commented that it was far superior to the mini-series. I watched N&S and the newish British mini-series Bleak House (also excellent!) over about a week in June, and it was a very pleasant way to escape the oppressive heat.

8/16/2006 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Mailyn pondered...

It didn't even dawn on me until Sunday that BBC wouldn't make a movie about the American Civil War! ROFL!

LOL!!!! That was too funny.

8/16/2006 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger Fickle Fiona pondered...

You're right Cindy...there is also a 1985 american tv mini with Patrick Swayze and Lesley-Anne Down that is about the American Civil War.

LOL Ames...enough to sleep through the night at least!

Tis a mystery Wendy! Hmmm....

No, wasn't that one Ag because this is an English story but thanks for the link to the post...looks good!

Bleak House is on my Netflix list Caro. THanks!

LOL Mailyn...I'm such a doof sometimes.

Fi

8/16/2006 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Caro pondered...

I think there are two made-for-TV versions of Bleak House. The one I recommend is the 2005/6 edition starring Gillian Anderson.

8/17/2006 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Zeek pondered...

oooo I have to watch this!

Btw, I loved Mr. D'Arcy Takes a Wife. And of course A&E's P&P, and have watched it over and over as well!

Excellent taste!

8/17/2006 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger Mailyn pondered...

Fiona, we all have our days. I think I have mine more often than most but yeah, LOL.

8/17/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger romancelover pondered...

I think it was me!!! Isn't it great!!! The hero is so intense....yummy!

- Daniela!!!

8/28/2006 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger romancelover pondered...

One more thing...I got it on netflix and then proceeded to go to B&N also and buy the rest of it because I couldn't wait 2 days to get the second disc...it's so good!!! I have to see it again...I love it when he says I DON'T WANT TO POSSESS YOU. I WANT TO MARRY YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. OHHHHH...DREAMY!!!

8/28/2006 02:38:00 AM  

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