.. finished yesterday, and a great sadness to me it is too. I spent from 4:10 yesterday indulging in what our lodger refers to as " men in frilly shirts". Then on to Larkrise and finally the last of S & S - definitely not S & M.
I always feel that Brandon is SUCH an excellent man he is probably a wife beater behind closed doors. Morissey played him quite differently from Alan Rickman, but none the worse for that. Ferrars was a remake of Hugh Grant in the same role - as somebody said to me, he is a weak character who would have married the awful Miss Steele. By the way, once she had transferred her affections to the equally awful Mr. Robert, did Mrs. Ferrars change back the inheritance? I think we should be told...
But the scene which I liked best was Elinor confronting Willoughby at the end. He had realised his life was a sham and knew he had blown it all - repentance and humility were his lot. The contrast with today could hardly be greater. A quick shag and away would be the form ( not even a wham bang thank you ma'am) but I must say we have lost so much by this. Romance is what makes the world go round, despite Fanny Bowles monetary assertion, and love definitely makes life worth living.
Even Timothy Spall had it right in " All or Nothing" - " Life ain't werf nuffink without luv"