Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Duchess

Today i watched the Dutchess with Kierra Knightley in it. I must say that I liked it very much. I always love all these old european films for some reason. I love the drama, the fashion, the elaborate dresses and hats, the affairs, the houses. It is one giant party with  so much tension thrown in and it is wonderful. I love Kierra's role as the Duke's wife. She is witty and independent but so vulnerable. You see her struggle with her husband as he goes through countless affairs and steals from her the only friend she has, taking her as his mistress. You see her sarcasm and need to voice her opinion and her great love of fashion and it was wonderful to watch if you are in the mood for something like that. It captured an image of romanticism- the emotion and her struggles between being a slave in her own home under her husband's power and sharing her life with the man she truly loved.  I must say... i love the drama of all of it.