Saturday, February 03, 2007

Movie note: Miss Potter

Javamom recommends the movie Miss Potter, based on the life of Beatrix Potter.

1 comment:

johng said...

Those who want to enter Miss Potter's world are welcome to do so in The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, from Susan Wittig Albert. There are presently 3 works, which may be read independently. We liked the 2d work best (Tale of Holly How), but have not read the 3rd.

Mrs. Albert brings the world of the English village and countryside to life with commendable enjoyment. The best part are the villagers themselves. It was a better time, perhaps, but still marked by the nature of human passions. The feminism is not overdone; perhaps some cruelty in the first book is a bit overemphasized. Miss Potter seems realistic. We have some of the original works about her life and the photographs therein verify the portrait Mrs. Albert creates.

Mrs. Albert introduces the Potter creatures as characters in the story. I'm not sure how well that works, but others have liked it.

It's the stuff of which long running writing series are made. Let's hope the busy author will find the opportunity to continue her exploration. You can see that she writes about her work at the below link, with apparently a new book on the horizon.