Ridiculously romantic in all the best ways, and more modern, more progressive, and even just plain more grownup that half the movies thrown at us today.
Classic tragic story — this is Tess of the d’Urbervilles set in contemporary India — is still classic, tragic when moved to the modern world…
I think it’s very urgent that children be taught media literacy, but I have to confess that it never occurred to me that we might teach children how to watch and interpret great movies in the same way that we teach them how to read and interpret great fiction.
Loves me a Stephen Frears film. And this one is based on a graphic novel that is based on Thomas Hardy. And it’s about writers. And it’s about England. And it’s got one or two cute guys in it.