Volpane In Love

Decade Archive of my personal blog from 1999 to 2009.

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Maxxwell took me to see Spiderman last week. What a fun movie. I noticed several things in the background including the very subtle blue "web" wall paper in Peter Parker's room at Aunt Mae's. The story stayed close to the emotional context of the original comic book story.

Tonight I took Carolyn, Nancy and Maxxwell to see The Importance of Being Earnest. The operative point, taken from the online trailer [The Importance of Being Earnest], is "this isn't Jane Austin's England" and the movie delivers this premise well. I feel the anachronisms are charming and worth overlooking in favor of the excellent performances of a wonderful cast. Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, ultimately engaging as Wilde's world weary "Bunbury-ists", work as a convincing pair of would-be wooers to Reese Witherspoon's and Frances O'Connor's affections, while Judi Dench smolders in the background as Lady Bracknell, tossing the bon mots as easily as sparks pop from a fire. Very light, yet very fun. Totally worth the bother, as you would expect of any production of Earnest.