I hate missing out on good movies. :-P (Currently whenever I think of Downton Abbey Season six and Brooklyn I shed a tear or two. (Well, maybe not.)) But it's just that I want to see them so badly, and I can't seem to do so. Either I'm too poor of a student or either I have no friends with good movie tastes who actually own the dvd for me to borrow.
In any case, my not-having-seen-agony only multiplied recently, having discovered this - this - this EXCELLENT THING called "The Great War: The People's Story." (Let me tell you, it looks like absolute corking stuff.) It's a documentary, but it stars real classic Period Drama actors and actresses including Romola Garai and Claire Foy. And it's about WW1 and IT LOOKS AMAZING. (I count on you to go and watch the video I so kindly embedded above for you. Go now. Onetwothreego.)
(Romola Garai looks splendid in every era, right-ho, followers all?)
So basically this amazing documentary (which I have obviously not yet seen but I just know it's amazing because I was, unlike Elizabeth Bennet, born with good prejudging skills) is about actual real WW1 letters various different people have found throughout the years in attics and basements and old dark drawers or whatever. These true stories are read out and acted out by actors in WW2 settings and costumes. The stories of these unknown random WW1 heros and heroines are bought to life.
(LOOOK. It's AMY DORRIT.)
The costumes look like absolute tickety-boo (as our dear friend Chummy would say), and I spotted several familiar faces, including our dear Mrs Bennet! Indeed, it took me several looks, but indeed there is Alison Steadman sporting a very calm and sensible character. (Here's a splendid picture of her in Edwardian array.) And Romola Garai! Of course she needed to be in another Costume Drama - she hasn't done that many, heh. And look, there's Claire Foy too - absolutely smashing the skirtwaist and blouse and pompadour. And Fisher Bloom from Lark Rise looks hardly recognisable with a Kitchener moustache. (I spotted him, though. ;-P)
(Other Period Drama actors include the handsome James Norton (Belle, Death comes to Pemberly) and Edna from Downton Abbey.)
LOOK HOW CUTE IT LOOKS. (*faints*)
If you've seen this: I envy thee and thy skills for having captured this documentary into your possession. Or I envy thy skills on having found this beauteous documentary on the realms of the interwebs. (I cannot find it anywhere. And Amazon has decided to sell it for a whopping 3000 pounds, or something near the like.) Have you seen this? (And will you dare to tell me and face jealousy? :-P)
(PS. If you don't get the title, you obviously haven't seen the video I so kindly embedded for you.)