Stormy landscape by Penry Williams (1855-1885) :: [Guillaume Gris]
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To experience conflicts knowingly, though it may be distressing, can be an invaluable asset. The more we face our own conflicts and seek out our own solutions, the more inner freedom and strength we will gain. Only when we are willing to bear the brunt can we approximate the ideal of being the captain of our ship. A spurious tranquillity rooted in inner dullness is anything but enviable. It is bound to make us weak and an easy prey to any kind of influence.
— Karen Horney M.D., Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis (1945)
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Adaptions from 1971, 1995, 2007, 2022
The sixth of Jane Austen’s novels, first published in 1817, posthumously, has had many adaptions over the years. The ones pictures above are detailed below:
Persuasion (1971 Miniseries)
5 episodes x 45min
Written by Julian Mitchell, directed by Howard Baker
Starring Ann Firbank as Anne Elliot, Bryan Marshall as Capt. Frederick Wentworth, David Savile as Mr. William Elliot, Morag Hood as Mary Musgrove (née Elliot), Basil Dignam as Sir Walter Elliot, Marian Spencer as Lady Russell, Georgine Anderson as Mrs. Sophia Croft, among others
Persuasion (1995 TV Film)
While made for british TV, the film was later released in US theaters
Written by Nick Dear, directed by Roger Michell
Starring Amanda Root as Anne Elliot, Ciarán Hinds as Capt. Frederick Wentworth, Samuel West as Mr. William Elliot, Sophie Thompson as Mary Musgrove (née Elliot), Corin Redgrave as Sir Walter Elliot, Susan Fleetwood as Lady Russell, Fiona Shaw as Mrs. Sophia Croft, among others
Persuasion (2007 TV Film)
Written by Simon Burke, directed by Adrian Shergold
Starring Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot, Rupert Penry-Jones as Capt. Frederick Wentworth, Tobias Menzies as Mr. William Elliot, Amanda Hale as Mary Musgrove (née Elliot), Anthony Head as Sir Walter Elliot, Alice Krige as Lady Russell, Marion Bailey as Mrs. Sophia Croft, among others
Persuasion (2022 Film)
While made for Netflix, this film was first released in US theaters
The film departs from the original novel in some points (a lot in tone)
Written by Ronald Bass & Alice Victoria Winslow, directed by Carrie Cracknell
Starring Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot, Cosmo Jarvis as Capt. Frederick Wentworth, Henry Golding as Mr. William Elliot, Mia McKenna-Bruce as Mary Musgrove (née Elliot), Richard E. Grant as Sir Walter Elliot, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Lady Russell, Agni Scott as Mrs. Sophia Croft, among others
I’m not big on Persuasion but I prefer the 2007 version myself. Then 1995. I’m not sure where to place 2022 - I enjoyed it (yes, I know) but it's different.
I had a dream last night that the Queen had faked her death and was stuck in her coffin, fuming, because she’d missed her one window to sneak out and was unable to perform a spell that would restore her youth. She was telepathically telling Andrew that he had to dig her up after her funeral but then she lost patience and just burst from her coffin in the middle of her televised funeral mass.
Charles then explained that she was going to perform a ritual that was not aimed at making her body younger but allowing her to possess a younger body, and the SAS had to stop her. So the SAS and Rupert Penry-Jones from “Spooks” tried to stop her and we learned she was going to possess Kate and Lilibet said, “Don’t let granny fuck our dad!” and I thought, “William is not her dad, he’s her uncle. She blew her line. We’ll have to re-shoot this scene,” but one of the Queen’s former corgis that had been adopted by Kate sabotaged the spell and apparently killed the Queen... Only I saw Meghan’s eyes glowing green ever so briefly and I realized that the Queen jumped into her body instead of Kate’s and no one but me knew.
Then I woke up.
A Face Claim guide to my Tudor Monarchs Spouses 1556/70-Present (with pictures because I am just Like That Dot Gif).
Mihrimah (Pelin Karahan): Daughter of Hurrem Sultan and Sultan Suleiman. Co-ruler with her husband Thomas, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess of Wales and Queen of England. Famed for her political skill, intelligence and policies of pluralism she and her husband brought about a truly golden world. Mother of six children.
Joan I (Mariya Andreeva): Daughter of Mary, Queen of France and Scotland and Francis II of France. Queen Regnant of Scotland, Duchess of Rothesay and Queen Consort of England, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess of Albion. Married to Thomas/Turhan II.
Jahanara Begum (Sheerin Ramalingam): Daughter of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal. Married to Tomas/Thomas III. Princess of Albion, Duchess of Cornwall and Queen of England. Mother of twelve children - her grace, kindness and intelligence were universally praised and she was her husbands co-ruler in all things.
Eleni (Kuoth Wiel): Princess of the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess of Albion and Queen of England. Wife of Arthur/Jahan II. Gentle, kind and beloved - a true rose of England. Mother of six. Her husband was executed and deposed after the Restorationists won the English Civil which erupted over the fact that Eleni’s daughter Charlotte Askala would remain heir regardless of her brothers, the further expansion of democracy and the prosecution of human rights abusers.
Taharqa (Anei Dut): Son of Rabat I of the Kingdom of Sennar (Sudan). Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Albion and King Consort of England. Husband of Charlotte/Askala I. Father of fifteen children - the softest and most devoted of fathers and husband, he was a romantic, a poet and known as the sweetest of men.
An Tu (Ngo Thanh Van): Princess of the Le Dynasty of Vietnam, Queen of England, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess of Albion. Married to Henry/Menelik IX and mother of ten.
Yunli (Godfrey Gao): Prince of the Qing Dynasty, King Consort of England, Duke of Cornwall and Prince of Albion. Married to Charlotte/Le Thi Ngoc Han II. Father of thirteen children.
Lalla Aisha (Zineb Triki): Princess of Morocco, Queen of England, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess of Albion. Married to Henry/Hongli X and mother of five. Died along with her husband and mother in law of influenza in 1780.
Zafira (Sofia Boutella): Daughter of Sir Selim Rivers (who was elevated to become the Duke of Kent) and Duchess of Cornwall, Princess of Albion and Queen of England. Married to Thomas/Xuanye IV. She’s a lesbian, he’s gay they are platonic soulmates and wanted a kid so it worked out well and honestly they make a fantastic team (neither of them are the marrying type in the romantic sense but they are happily platonically married). Mother of one daughter.
Waru (Shaku Cook): Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Albion and King Consort of England. Of the Yindijibarandi people. Married to Anne/Samira I and Jirda, Duchess of Northumberland. Their mutual wife Samira died in childbirth aged 39 but their daughter Anne|Djinda survived. Father of five.
Jirda (Kylie Bracknell): Duchess of Northumberland, Princess Consort of Albion and Queen Consort of England. Married to Anne/Samira I and Waru, King Consort of England. Mother of five. A Noongar woman.
William Lamb (Dev Patel): Lord Melbourne, Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Albion and King Consort of England. Married to Anne/Djinda II and father of nine children.
Elisabeth (Dominique Jackson): Lady Devonshire (daughter of the Duchess of Devonshire and the Duke of Norfolk). Princess of Albion, Duchess of Cornwall and Queen of England. Mother of five. My very favourite Black, Trans and Jewish Duchess. Queen of hearts. Gentle, kind and beautiful. Wife of Anne/Janisha III
Rupert (Rupert Penry Jones): Lord Churchill (died young in 1901). Father of two (Edward Surawirya and Thomas Tjok Gus). Prince of Albion, King Consort of England and Duke of Cornwall. A sweetheart. Married to Charlotte/Asri III.
Aaron Cohen (Jason Isaacs): Second husband of Charlotte/Asri III. Refused a title and the crown. He and Asri are also both married to Elizabeth Tan Su Mei. Father of four. He’s Jewish and a cook.
Elizabeth Tan Su Mei (Michelle Yeoh): A dancer and an actor. Married to Aaron and Charlotte/Asri III. Also refused a title and the crown. Mother of four.
Anthea (Sarah Gadon): Lady Lake-Jones. Duchess of Cornwall, Princess of Albion and Queen of England for six months. Married to Edward/Surawirya VI. Just the worst person. Actually a fascist. Restorationist. Spent the rest of her life in exile in Restorationist Monaco making everyone miserable tbh.
Zarghona Anad (Leena Alam): Princess of the Durrani Dynasty of Afghanistan. Duchess of York and Queen of England. Married to Thomas/Tjok V. Mother of two daughters. Would stab Anthea for zero compensation.
Harald (Alexander Skarsgard): Prince of Norway. Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Albion and King Consort of England. Married to Elizabeth/Shukria I. Father of four.
Diana (Freya Mavor): Lady Wake-Liddell. Duchess of Cornwall, Princess of Albion. Mother of three. Died in a car crash in 1997 but she and her husband had a very happy marriage. Told her restorationist family to go fuck themselves. Plant Nerd. Married to Prince Thomas/Taran.
Catherine Esther Narahari (Medalion Rahimi): Duchess of Cambridge. Married to Prince William Harald Selim, Duke of Cambridge since 2011. Mother of four. Persian, Jewish, biracial and bisexual. Best friends with Meghan.
Meghan (Meghan Markle): Duchess of Sussex (she and Cate are actually best friends). Married to Prince Henry Joseph Mahmud Duke of Sussex son of Prince Taran and Diana. Mother of three. Has worked both as a diplomat and an actress.