Thursday, October 22, 2009


I'm not doing my homework...yet. It's going to be a long night...and a long day tomorrow. But you know what? It's going to be okay. And I'm going to make it. We're all going to make it. Before I do the things I should be doing, I decided to share/promote a DELIGHTFUL BBC made for tv film. I speak of The Young Visiters (2003) starring Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie and many other well-known and well-loved British actors. It's a deliciously whimsical tale based upon a novel by Daisy Ashford which she wrote at the age of nine, in 1890 (although it wasn't published until 1919). The story concerns a man named Mr. Salteena (Jim Broadbent) who stands in the middle class of English society but wishes to marry a lovely, snobbish young woman who is only drawn to him when he declares that he knows many nobles (a bit of a white lie). The story is so different to others set in Victorian England, because it's drawn more like a fairy tale than a moral piece, or a tale about the struggles of society and how they aren't easily managed, life is tragic, and so on. In this Victorian society, dreams can come true after all.
Bill Nighy!!

This production is done so beautifully. London is made up into some sort of wonderland.

Rising up in the ranks!


emma wallace said...

Sounds like my kind of movie! I don't like moral plays or sadness! I shall definitely check it out. And who could turn down a Hugh Laurie film?

Margaux said...

AND Hugh Laurie sings a silly song in it, too! haha