Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Duchess

I went to see The Duchess starring Kiera Knightley and Ralph Fiennes. What a movie. You have love, romance, passion, betrayal displayed on a backdrop of great actors and gorgeous clothes.



Kiera is Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire who does her best to make a marriage work to her indifferent and icy husband, The Duke. In her quest for own personal sense of freedom, she confronts head on the double standard set for women in her time. There are parts in Georgiana's life that are heartbreaking.



Did I talk about the clothes? I have to. I adore clothes from the late Georgian period to the Regency era. Full of lace, frills, silks, ribbons adorned all over on dresses, gloves and hats. The hair piled high with feathers and ringlets. Lockets with faces and flowers on it. Simply fab.





It is an engrossing film. If you want to get swept away for two hours, then go see The Duchess.

4 comments:

Susie said...

It sounds fantastic! I will have to see that one:-)

Keith said...

Nice pictures from it. This film looks amazing. I would love to see it myself.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Shell!

The clothes are breathtaking, sounds like a wonderful movie! I too enjoy the clothes of that time, it must have taken a lady many hours to dress but it was well worth it! Thank you so much for sharing, and the photos are just beautiful! By the way, thank you so much for the idea of the cookbook!

Smiles...

Beverly

mermaid musings said...

i can't wait to see it!