Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Calamity to the House of Deadlock"

 "Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead, right reverends and wrong reverends of every order. Dead, men and women, born with heavenly compassion in your hearts. And dying thus around us every day."
Charles Dickens 

 This week's Period Drama Spotlight
is an adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's
most accomplished works:

Bleak House

The novel was written between 1852 and 1853 and is hailed one of
the literary world's finest example of an intensely diverse and arrayed cast of characters.
Taken as a whole, they comprise a rich and fascinating story that
weaves together mysteries, hidden pasts, blinding greed, human
compassion and love–devoted and steadfast.

This 15-part BBC mini-series (2005) boasts an all-star cast of super talented
Brits and even a couple Americans.

I just love this story so much, the score is fantastic and the filming is very modern and
helps to convey all the themes and subplots to perfection.

I promise it will hold your attention as it weaves through various characters life and times and
brings it all to a sweeping conclusion.

"The plain rule is to do nothing in the dark, 
to be a party to nothing underhanded or mysterious, 
and never to put one's foot where one 
cannot see the ground." 
Bleak House

I could go on in my review but instead will allow you to view the trailer to find out
 the meat and potatoes of what this story is all about:

To view the whole series online click below :)
Bleak House part 1

Happy Viewing!

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