Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beyond the pale

During a recent re-watch of The French Lieutenant's Woman, I was struck by the resemblance of Meryl Streep to Lizzie Siddal. Both the visual and emotional tone have an undeniable Pre-Raphaelite theme. I'm sure I'm not the first to make this observation! Lovely movie!

Rossetti's Beata Beatrix.





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    1. I haven't. Good? Does the movie stray from the original plot?

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  2. Great book and I've been to where it was filmed but you're right about her look being based on Lizzie. Well spotted.

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    1. Thanks for seconding the recommendation. Adding book to my Amazon list.

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  3. Give it a bash. You can probably pick up a used copy really cheap on Amazon.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Definitely want to read it now.

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  4. That was a good movie...everyone seems to recommend the book so another to my list..yes the resemblance is amazing... :)

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    1. I've really enjoyed it. Ditto on the booklist:)

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