August 3, 2006

Summer Camp with St. Ives

Last night I watched the rollicking 1998 BBC adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives. It was actually one Amy and I should've viewed together because it was very silly and campy and we like that (see: Poldark). And it co-stars Richard E. Grant, whom we also adore (see: The Scarlet Pimpernel), as a bumbling British officer who looks to his French prisoner Captain Jacques de Keroual de Saint-Yves (oh how I love a man in a Napoleon-era uniform) for advice on how to woo women. Miranda Richardson gives a fine comedic performance as the spirited Miss Susan Emily Gilcrist. There's also plenty of sword fighting and a masquerade ball if you need further enticement.--Kim

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