An instructive film about love and virtue "Mansfield Park"
Perhaps, the most beloved among filmmakersremains one of the most famous English writers of the 19th century, the author of magnificent female novels, each of which was repeatedly filmed, Jane Austen. "Mansfield Park" - a film released in 1999 and a mini-series in 1983 - were so popular that director Aayin B. Mack.Donald again turned to the novel, and in 2007 another version was released for television.
In the novel, the story of the fate of the young Fanny Price,by the will of the departed father's house and given to the upbringing of rich relatives - in the family of the sister of the mother, who successfully married the rich baronet Thomas Bertram. At the age of 12, Fanny leaves his family in Mansfield Park and is brought up along with three Bertram children. Rich relatives constantly remind the girl of her second-class origin. However, Fanny grows a modest, patient and virtuous girl. From the very first day of her stay at Mansfield Park, she is in love with her cousin Edmund, the only one who takes care of her and participates in games and amusements with her poor cousin.
Years pass, Fanny grows into a charminga girl, modest, sweet, full of virtues. During the departure of the owner of the house to India, where the Bertram plantations are located, a couple of young people come to Manswild Park from London - the sister and brother of Henry and Mary Crawford. Fanny with pain in his heart watches Mary take care of her beloved. At the same time Henry is fond of Maria, the eldest of the daughters of the owner of the estate, who has already promised her heart to the stupid rich Rauschoort. After her marriage and departure, Henry turns her favorable attention to Fanny and makes her an offer. However, the girl is not sure of the sincerity of the feelings of the young Crawford, and he receives a refusal, than grieves his uncle, Sir Thomas. After a while in Mansvild Park comes a terrible message that Henry still managed to seduce Maria, and she left her husband, fled with a young lover, disgracing the whole family. Edmund, seeing the true face of the Crawfords and their greed, looks at Fanny. He finally realizes how precious this girl is to him, how sincere and honest she is in her thoughts and motivations. Lovers are combined happy marriage.
In the 1997 film, directed by the director PatriciaRosema, the main roles were played by Francis O'Connor and Johnny Lee Miller. The picture turned out bright and juicy and earned a lot of positive reviews of both film critics and movie lovers and novelists Jane Austen. Mini-series "Mansfield Park", directed by David Giles and released in 1983, is truly considered the best adaptation of the book. A magnificent game of actors, full-scale shooting accurately conveyed the spirit of the Great Britain of the 18th century. The screen version of 2007 with Billy Piper and Blake Ritson in the lead roles, which appeared on television, caused a lot of controversy and negative reviews.
In any case, the novel and films made on it remain bright examples of the magnificence of the works of the English writer and leave no one indifferent.