Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Films to Covet: Daniel Deronda

I recently started watching Downton Abbey... and finished all available episodes within a day. Let's just say that the show's Golden Globe was well-deserved, and that the stereotype of stiff and dreary television about Victorian England has been roundly squashed by this amazing series. Whether you're a costume nerd, historical buff or a sucker for unrequited love, it has something for everyone and I really can't recommend it enough.

Coming down from Downton Abbey was difficult, so I threw another BBC gem into the mix: Daniel Deronda. I'd seen it before, but was delighted to rewatch it. Romola Garai is lovely and Hugh Dancey is empathic and dashing. It's a great film and the costuming is top-notch. No one does Victorian regality like the BBC.

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