Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lorna Doone. . .


I watched it again yesterday afternoon. Now, I just want to watch it all over again. It's addictive! I've been thinking about it on and off for the last 24 hours. I'm afraid I must have Lorna Doone on the brain. LOL. Sure, this movie has it's faults, but I don't really care - it may not be the best period film I've ever seen, but it's still one of my favourites! *Sighs*. . . I just want to BE Lorna! Actually no, I don't - not really. But it's nice to be Lorna for 3 hours. Which is why I watch this movie a lot. :P

Here are some screen shots:

The deliciously evil Carver Doone (Aidan Gillan). As slimy a villain as you could ever wish for.

A bustling rural town in Stuart England.

This just reminds me so much of LOTR. . . (you remember, Edoras, the home of the Kings of Rohan in The Two Towers?)

I may be wrong, but I am almost 100% certain this is the same guy who plays Captain Harville in Persuasion 2007. What do you think?

Three generations of Doones: Sir Ensor, Carver, and Counsellor Doone.

Charley Doone. Isn't he cute? Pity he's bit of an idiot, as I'm sure those of you who have read the book will remember.

I didn't know eyeliner was invented in the 17th century. . . or hairgel, for that matter. . . :P

Ewww. . . 17th century fashion was so - weird! Marwood de Whichehalse, played by former Neighbours actor Jesse Spencer.

Cousin Tom Faggus, highwayman.

The young John Ridd fishing, spear in hand.

Awww. . . so sweet! :-) I'm still not a big fan of the long blond curls, though.

Lorna waits for John. . . 

Uh -oh. Get lost, Carver!

The pain of unrequited love! Poor ol' Carver. He is the baddie though, so I guess we're not supposed to have too much sympathy for him. 

Judge Jeffries. . . the "hanging judge".

In the heart of Doone Valley. . .

This guy's 'do is, frankly, quite strange. . .

Another shot of Doone Valley

Well, I hope you enjoyed those pictures, because it took me ages to figure out how to resize and compress my screen captures on Gimp! :P LOL, I'm only joking. . . sort of. . . 

Taking screen shots is hard! Harder than I thought it would be. You have to click "Pause" at exactly the right instant, otherwise you have to rewind and try again. I guess I just don't have the reflexes for it. I've always been terrible at those computer games where you have to use reflexes rather than brains. . . 

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.


EDIT: I forgot to include a link to the Lorna Doone movie review I wrote last year. Here it is, if you want to read it.

And I also forgot to add that all of these pictures are from the first episode of Lorna Doone - I might post some pics from the second episode sometime later.

I just realised that I posted 5 pictures of the villain, Carver Doone, but only one or two of the hero, John Ridd. Hmmm. . . I might try to correct this imbalance in the episode 2 post, if such a post does indeed eventuate. . . 

Current Mood: Stressed


Andy Moore said...

Thanks for the reminder of how great this movie is! Carver is so evil in this film, and John and Lorna (in particular) are really well-played I think. I always found it interesting that John became a man one day while out harvesting wheat.
We have to watch it again... soon!

guitargirl said...

Very very kewl pictures! :-) I wish they would play that movie here sometime; just so I can fit all the pictures into scenes and stuff :P

Word verification is "Plate" = random ;)

Miss Jen said...

I know, I know.... this is a
FABULOUS movie!!! ;)
I enjoyed all of the
pictures, dear!

& Blessings,
Miss Jen

The Editrix said...

Andy - do you mean that metaphorically? Becoming a man whilst harvesting wheat? Or did you just think it was funny how they did that transition?

Guitargirl - I sometimes get the weirdest verification thingys! So funny!

Miss Jen - yes, it's a great movie. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. :-)


Anonymous said...

Having more photos of Carver doesn't bother me. ;)

The Editrix said...

LOL, me neither, to be honest. . . :-D