ok let me say something nice

Micaela 2022-10-04 06:15:32

The first is that this version is generally much more reliable than the 99 version of the movie, which is true. Anyone who has read the novel should understand that the second half of the 99 version is the director's own YY, and Fanny's character has been completely tampered with. The most scolded actor in this version is Fanny's actor. Indeed, I also admit that if the pursuit is to look like this actor, it is too far. The specific faults have been pointed out sharply by everyone, so I won't mention them. But still the same sentence, compared to the wise and stubborn young literary girl Fanny who was possessed by jane austen's own soul in the 99 edition, this Fanny is more reliable. I've only seen the adaptation of these two versions, so I can only pull the general out of the dwarf. At least the general characteristics of being introverted, docile, shy, not good at speaking but extremely sensitive, this Fanny basically caught it. So let's put up with her sturdy figure and high cheekbones for now.

Mansfield seems to be the least entertaining of jane austen's novels. The general criticism is that the characters are not clear enough, the male and female protagonists are a little indecisive when faced with choices, and they are not addictive and so on. But I like this story very much. Under the outline of the prince Cinderella that jane austen is used to, the characters in this story are especially chewy, and even the two big supporting characters with serious character flaws were not knocked to death by a stick. It's rare. Let's talk about one by one.

It is recorded that even jane's own mother said that this Fanny was really boring after reading the book. Indeed, at the beginning of the story, I also felt that Fanny was relying on others and swallowed his voice, even a little resigned, and earned a lot of sympathy points, but compared to Elizabeth in P&P, who is eloquent and wise, Marianne in S&S is versatile. She is enthusiastic and unrestrained, and even compared to Emma's cunning and self-willedness, it seems bland and boring, as if she can't support the seat of a "heroine". But as the story develops, the character's unique tenacity gradually emerges.
Fanny's secret love for Edmund has been buried deep inside the story from the very beginning. Later, with the arrival of the Crawford brothers and sisters, Fanny experienced the hopeless heartache caused by Edmund's falling in love with others, and he must not be completely unmoved by Henry's passionate pursuit. For a woman in that era who had no money, no background and was completely helpless, any fluctuation could kill this unrequited love. Yet Fanny's love for Edmund survived. Especially her line to Henry, We all have our best guides within us if only we should listen, had to make me admire her. Fanny is neither naive nor stupid. She has lived a life of contempt since she was a child, and she naturally knows what money and identity mean to her. Her silence doesn't mean she doesn't understand, Edmund and Mary's progress is clear to her along the way. But she still insisted on listening to her heart and did not give up. How many people can do it under such conditions. In this thin and silent body, there is a brave tenacity that I admire.

Besides, Edmund, a kind and gentle male protagonist, doesn't have the sullenness of Mr Darcy or the wisdom of Mr Knightley, so he can't provoke any special likes and dislikes. What's interesting is that the psychological contradictions experienced by this character are representative. Mary likes him, but dislikes his future as a pastor. He also likes Mary, but the life he likes is not what he wants, which seems to be the same as the current gay men who have to struggle to be able to marry or support a wife. . In fact, when the plot of the novel develops to the point where Tom is seriously ill, there is another choice, that is, Tom dies of illness, Edmund and Mary get married and Fanny finally accepts Henry. This is also an optional ending. But Lord Jane did not choose so. In the end, Henry still didn't stick to the end, and Mary also staged a revealing show. The author insisted on letting Fanny's secret love for many years finally come to fruition. I have to admit, I still eat this set, and I believe many viewers will too.

Let's talk about the two major supporting roles. Henry, the playboy male sidekick that's a must in every Jane Austen movie, finally isn't so face-to-face. I also don't think it can be said that people who have been looking for fun all the time are not sincere. Henry's pursuit of Fanny did develop into a genuine, even touching one at the end. Here is a story that was deleted from this version of the TV series. The Fanny in the book was driven back to his home in Portsmouth by the old man because he rejected Henry's marriage proposal. Henry chased after him and made another confession. Fanny's attitude here has softened a lot, but he still rejected him in the end. If Henry held on for one more round, or if he returned to London without meeting Maria, it would have been a difficult ending. Compared to Mr Wickham and Mr Willoughby, this is a rare Jane Austen supporting actor who is not blindly cast aside.

Lastly, Mary. In fact, this role is the most intriguing. Among the many female characters created by Jane Austen, it is also the most real and not symbolic in my opinion. First of all, her character is not bad, she didn't bully Fanny through Maria, Julia and their aunt, and she was even very friendly to her for a while. You may say she is polite or hypocritical, or she is too lazy to play this trick after seeing the world, at least she is not a stupid woman who has no idea. On the contrary, she's smart, and she's playing with Edmund to the fullest. Indeed, she has a fatal flaw in that she is very snobby and valued benefits, which seems to be the dead end that Jane's works can never escape. But in fact, as a woman in her day, in all fairness, no one was qualified to criticize it. She also didn't say one thing and do another like the two hundred and fifty woman Isabella in Northanger Abbey, and she gave Edmund her condition. So in a nutshell, this is a woman who is clear about what she wants and doesn't want to hide. So, in my opinion she is not annoying. And no matter how full of purpose and interest the back and forth between her and Edmund was, it was not without emotion. At the end of the story, when Edmund said that the person I loved doesn't exist, that I valued you, etc., and so on, Mary understood that the two of them were gone, and sadly said that Love is supposed to endure disappointment, is it not? This sentence earned me a lot of sympathy for the role of Mary. In fact, she is the most transparent one when it comes to feelings.
PS I think Mary is the best actor in the whole play. She is also the second wife in Miss Keira Knightley's masterpiece The Duchess. She always plays characters with complex personalities. The styling here makes her look good. Some.

So, in fact, Mansfield Park is a Jane Austen work that is quite difficult to adapt, because the seemingly bland story contains complex characters. Generally speaking, this film is vivid, if you endure the details of the heroine's face and insist on reading it.

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Mansfield Park quotes

  • Mrs. Norris: This is not a very promising beginning.

  • Fanny Price: No one meant to be unkind, but I was the poor relation and I was often made to feel it. Only Edmund put himself out to secure my happiness. He became my one true friend. And as the years passed, I came to love him as more than a cousin.