DOING MY CIVIC DUTYAfter voting on November 3, 2009 local…
Actress Keira Knightley stars in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
STILL GOT IT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
There is much talk about the “hegemony” of the American film business, and how it is driving everyone else out of business – American “cultural imperialism,” and the like. The French, for example, actually have laws limiting the amount of American TV footage that can be played per week. As if without the clumsy power of the state, there would be no French programming left. How sad! A quota system! When the situation has gotten to that point, there can be little hope.
But I watched “Pride and Prejudice” the other night, and it was an entirely Brit run operation. It was such a well done job that any idea that the English are out of the game is clearly not true.
Any country that can produce such a work of art is clearly alive and culturally vibrant, with a beating heart and a soul worth preserving.