Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Mill on the Floss

Susan and I were very moved yesterday watching the BBC production of The Mill on the Floss.

We highly recommend it to you.

It stars Emily Watson as Maggie Tulliver (Hilary & Jackie--a favorite movie) and James Frain (The Tutors--a favorite TV series) as Philip Wakem.

Here's a short clip:



And here's a photograph of a mill near where we live:

The Mill in Granville. Photo by Bruce Barone.
Have you seen The Mill on the Floss?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want events in your life documented or are looking for distinctive nature, portrait or wedding photography--photography with soul that inspires you
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7 comments:

  1. Sounds great! BBC productions are the best...let's hope norwegian television buys it, so I can watch...

    Have a great evening,

    Ingrid :)

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  2. I'm watching Daniel Deronda (another Eliot classic) tonight. I've read Mill on the Floss and will put it in my Netflix queue. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  3. Oh Bruce, I wish I had more time to watch TV! I did watch My Fair Lady this weekend...stop by to see what I made for dinner ! Wishing you a lovely week~

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  4. It looks beautiful, such fine actors. I love these period pieces.

    I kept starting to read this book last year, and I just couldn't keep going, not for any failing in Eliot's masterpiece, but in my own shortcomings for finishing novels.

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  5. I hope you and Susan read Rebecca Mead's piece on George Eliot in last week's New Yorker. If not, please do. You'll like it, I'm sure.

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  6. I have joined your blog mainly for the photos, that I did like a lot, but it just happens that I read The Mill on the Floss - some years ago. It is a beautiful book, subtle emotions all the time around, you can feel the souls, the ambience, the constrains of life, on our own flesh. I have to see the movie. Thanks.

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