Did you watch week two with Northanger Abbey? After what we experienced last week, my expectations were much lower. However, I was pleasantly surprised.
First of all, I would love to know if that was the intro they had already taped with Gillian Anderson or if they redid it after all the bad reviews last week. I thought she was much more relaxed and natural. Vast improvement. But the red background still needs to go.
I have not read Northanger Abbey so I can’t comment on the accuracy of this adaptation. David and I both suspected that large parts were glossed over as it seemed several storylines were wrapped up at warp speed, especially in the last fifteen minutes. However, I still enjoyed this movie and had no problem following the main points of the storyline. It kept my attention the entire time.
I thoroughly enjoyed Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland. Again, what a vast improvement in casting compared to last week’s debacle with Persuasion. I liked almost all of the casting. William Beck as John Thorpe thoroughly gave me the creeps.
There was much nicer camera work and music.
I was disappointed by the raciness of some parts. It didn’t seem necessary to me in order to make the point.
So what did you think? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts!