The ivory silk evening gown worn by a guest at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball is the same costume worn by Kate Beckinsale (Emma Woodhouse) to the Crown Ball in Emma, and by Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) to the ball in Byron. See more »
I haven't seen the new version (it's not out in the theaters yet here), but the fuss led me to re-watch the DVD of the mini-series. I agree with the comments that this is not the top-of-the-drawer BBC miniseries, although there are some very dramatic scenes, particularly as the venue of the film shifts to Brussels in the lead-up to Waterloo. Natasha Little is indeed bewitching as Becky Sharp, a slippery character if ever there was one, and it will be interesting to see how Reese Witherspoon will cope with this role. Perhaps since Ms. Little is much less well-known than Ms. Witherspoon, she has more scope for creating a unique image of the ambitious Becky Sharp. I look forward to the comparison.
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