Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two Interviews and copies of Willoughy's Return to win!

I did enjoy yesterday's competition answers - thanks so much to everyone who participated and shared their wonderful musical memories! The competitions to win the CD and the painting are still open until November 14th - click on the links in the sidebar.

I'm conscious that a lot of the giveaways on my blog tour are for the US and Canada only - so, I am adding a copy of Willoughby's Return - anyone can enter - leave a comment below in answer to today's question!

Thank you to Barbara and Serena for their interviews - they have giveaways, so click on the links to find out more!
There's an interview with me over on Everything Victorian and More - click here
Savvy, Verse and Wit Click here to read my interview with Serena from Savvy, Verse and Wit.

Three very different but excellent interpretations of Mr Willoughby - The bottom picture shows Peter Woodward in 1981 playing opposite Tracey Childs as Marianne Dashwood, the middle photo is of Greg Wise playing the part of Willoughby to Kate Winslet's Marianne, and finally, the latest production had Dominic Cooper playing the part with Charity Wakefield as Marianne.The question I'm asking today is which couple is your favourite? Whose interpretation did you like best and why?

13 comments:

Robinbird said...

I loved the one with Kate Winslet and Greg Wise. Wise was able to pull off a very suave, dashing, but caring (when he needed to be) Willoughby and Kate's Marianne was just as I pictured the character in the book. I could see myself falling for Wise's Willoughby quite easily. :)

Jane Odiwe said...

Greg Wise would make anyone fall for him, I think! In fact, Jane Austen's description of Willoughby as handsome, youthful and elegant (and this is not all) makes Willoughby quite irresistible to Marianne - poor girl!

Alexa Adams said...

Can I mix and match? I love Kate Winslet as Marianne but Dominic Cooper is my favorite Willoughby. The picture you have posted of him perfectly captures that roguish look he has, essential to bad boy appeal.

Jane Odiwe said...

Of course you can mix and match - I thought Dominic Cooper was a brilliant Willoughby - a definite rogue!

Laura's Reviews said...

Hands down - Greg Wise as Willougby and Kate Winslet as Marianne. I feel they both capture the parts perfectly. Greg Wise is Willoughby to me - and the reason why ladies can't help but love him! :-)

I think they captured the parts exactly as written in the novel. I just listened to the audiobook for the first time (previously had read the book) and am watching the 1995 movie over again. They really both seem to fit the descriptions in the novel and show so much feeling in their roles.

I have watched the movie many times since I first saw it in the theatre in 1995. One of the reasons why it is my favorite movies is because of Greg Wise, Kate Winslet, and Emma Thompson. Truthfully though, I like Colonel Brandon in the newer version better . . .

Jane Odiwe said...

It is a fact, Greg Wise is just gorgeous as Willoughby!
I love the audiobook I have of S&S - I'm always amazed how much you can miss when you read. It's such a treat to have the time to listen to a good book.

I must admit, I could see why Marianne might fall for David Morrissey in the latest S&S!

Mer said...

Greg Wise and Kate Winslet, hands down. They capture that impetuousness of young love so well! (but deep down, I'm always Team Brandon.)

Jane Odiwe said...

Team Brandon - of course! I think my book title gives people the impression that I'm all for Willoughby when Colonel Brandon truly has my heart!

Michelle W said...

How could there be any argument? Greg Wise and Kate Winslet of course. I saw the 'Making of' documentary when the film was released and they all fell for Wise when he walked into the room for casting. That is exactly the effect he has in the film, firstly when he rides up on his grey horse and secondly when he arrives at the cottage. So we perfectly see his maleness that bowls over the entire female population.
Kate also inhabits Marianne and makes her very appealing, even if exasperating.
Thank you for making a competition for non US/Canadians. For one out in OZ it's great not to see those nasty, infuriating fatal words!

Jane Odiwe said...

He does have an effect on the ladies - as Willoughby himself would have done. Have you seen Greg Wise reading Persuasion - if you scroll down the page you'll come to the link!

Luthien84 said...

For me, I prefer Dominic Cooper as my Willoughby because he has the bad boy look that can pull off and Willoughby's character was flesh out a bit more due to longer running time (compare 3 hours to 2 hours). My Marianne would be Kate Winslet because she perefectly captured the raw emotions of a young girl in love and full of life.

Milka said...

I like the 1981 one because Willoughby is great in that one but I really don't like the actress who plays Marianne. In 1995 adaption I like Kate Winslet but I really don't like Greg Wise. I've seen the latest adaptation with Dominic Cooper only once so it is hard for me to say anything about it, I always need to watch something at least twice before I can give a good comment. I don't like Dominic Cooper that much, his eyes make me think of frogs. So as a conclusion I could say that my favorite couple is the one from 1995 adaptation just because on Kate Winslet. :)

Jane Odiwe said...

Hi Milka,

It would be nice if we could pick our favourite actors and actresses for each adaptation, wouldn't it?