Sunday, June 28, 2009

Desperate Romantics -- Finally a Snippet More




Finally, after months and months of no information, I gleaned a link tonight on Desperate Romantics with 3 images from the miniseries!

The info on the page:

A preview screening of the first episode of this major new BBC drama series. Set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London, Desperate Romantics follows the life and love affairs of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of revolutionary artists as well-known for their intertwining love lives as for their ground-breaking paintings. The scandalous love triangles with their models became the subject of much gossip among their contemporaries, particularly as these relationships often crossed the class barriers of polite Victorian society.

We hope to welcome for an onstage discussion and Q&A the writer Peter Bowker, producer Ben Evans, co-executive producer Franny Moyle, whose book of the same name inspired the series, and (work commitments permitting) some members of the cast.

I have to admit, the images are...hmm...rather...generic-looking to me? I've maintained the attitude that any publicity is good publicity, even for over 100-year-dead artists, but...I just don't know what I think. It's still early to tell.

15 comments:

Pauline Loven said...

Thanks for this Grace - I had no idea!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Yet another cinematic interpretation of the world that we love; let's hope that it is done with just the right sense of respect to our imaginations! Anita

Robin said...

Oooo, *hopping up an down*!
Thanks for posting these!
I can't wait.
And I hope they get Lizzie right LOL.

Hermes said...

If its as good as the book - then I'm really excited.

Margaret said...

Thanks for finding this, Grace! Like you, I've been searching daily for news on Desperate Romantics. I was really nervous that they had cancelled it, I hadn't heard anything for so long!

Grace said...

I was thrilled when I found these photos! I hope they worry at least a little bit about getting things right...

Stephanie Pina said...

I am excited about this, but I feel so protective towards Lizzie. I don't want to be disappointed!

Anne said...

Is the woman Lizzie? I assumed it was at first, but her looks are generically (to use your apt description) pre-Raphaelite enough that I wasn't sure. (Actually, I think she looks a lot like the actress who played the Lady of Shalott.)

I also found interviews with some of the cast members.

Stephanie Pina said...

I assume from the hair that the woman is Lizzie. But then I see her in the second photo in a stance that no respectable Victorian woman would take.

Grace said...

Stephanie, I agree. From the pose, she looks like some sort of haggard housekeeper. That's my hope...is that she's Rossetti's housekeeper or something, not Lizzie :(

Qahira said...

she looks a bit (from the hair & mostly from the stance) like fanny cornforth...

Grace said...

Exactly!!! Yes! That pose is TOTALLY more a Fanny pose.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but Fanny was fat. If indeed that is her, I'll be disapointed by our society's be-thin-or-die way pushed up to its paroxysm.

Medieval Muse said...

I see nothing generic about them and think it'll be fantastic!

Oonagh-Fey said...

Thanks for the info on this! I am very much looking forward to seeing this. Hopefully, it won't take too long to air here. I have BBC America, so I will be on the lookout. A book tie-in is coming out in August http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1848540507