Love and Friendship - Whit Stillman lets us in on some of the filming secrets.Want a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Making of 'Love and friendship'? There are interviews, location shots and camera work on show in this handsome 6 minute feature given to us by Curzon Films. The film scored a remarkable 99% on the Rotten tomatoes site (30.5.16) as well as 7.5 out of 10 on the IMDB site. Not bad for an Austen adaptation. Even Metacritic rated it a creditable 87!
Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love and Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), who, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and herself too, naturally.Many of the staff of the Jane Austen Centre have seen it and have given a resounding thumbs up for this fresh and witty take on Austen's witty gem.
Absolutely delicious! It is as though we finally get to see what the ingenue Kate Beckinsale played lo those many years ago in Cold Comfort Farm grew up to become as a fearsome, fully formed female!
I enjoyed watching this Love & Friendship behind-the-scenes featurette, and look forward to being able to view additional Love & Friendship behind-the-scenes featurettes presentations.
I hope that these behind the scenes presentations will be feature in the same manner as was the behind the scenes creation of Downton Abbey on PBS. I also favored the scenes about the mannerisms, fashions, costumes, how each faction of the series were skillfully recreated throughout the entire series during the filming of Downton Abbey.
I also hope that PBS will make the choice to present the Love & Friendship series. I am certain it would be as well accepted by the PBS Channel weekly viewing audience as was the Downton Abbey series.