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Old 04-16-2006, 03:09 PM
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Becky Sharp/Vanity Fair Appreciation Thread #1

Welcome to the first Beckie Sharp/Vanity Fair Appreciation Thread

Title Vanity Fair
Release Date September 1st, 2004
Director Mira Nair
Screenwriter William Makepeace Thackeray (novel), Julian Fellowes, Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet
Co-starring Gabriel Byrne, Angelica Mandy, Roger Lloyd-Pack
Genre Drama

Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) is the daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl who is later orphaned at a young age. From an early age Becky yearned for a more glamorous life and where she would be accepted into a higher society. While upper society tries to keep their doors shut, Becky refuses to quit and armed with pluck, a keen wit, good looks, fluent French, and an eye for social advancement, she slowly but surely and with pride makes her mark.

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• “Revenge may be wicked, but it's perfectly natural.”
• “Two men and two men only will enter my bedchamber. My husband and the doctor.”
• “You won't do anything brave, will you?”

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• After asking Reese to get pregnant for the role (as a joke, because she thought Reese was too thin), Mira Nair, the Director, was delighted when Reese announced she was expecting after all.

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Old 04-28-2006, 08:46 PM
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I actually liked this movie. I've had people tell me that they didn't like it and that some did. But I thought Reese was good in it. And perfect for the part. She has that quick wit, which in the novel is exactly how Becky is.
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:46 PM
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yeah, i liked this movie too. Reese definitely had the quick wit to play Becky which was excellent.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:27 PM
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I actually haven't seen this yet. I'm not really into films that are set in that time period, but I need to watch it anyway. It is Reese after all.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:59 PM
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Oh yeah you should watch it. Even if you aren't into period pieces. I'm not into it that much but I kinda liked this one. Reese being in it helped a lil bit too. lol.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:52 PM
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yeah i'm not really into period pieces either, i was only going to watch it because of Reese and i ended up really liking it.
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:16 PM
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hahah same here
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:37 AM
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I love period pieces.
And I remember watching it a few years ago so when I saw it was on at Christmas I was estatic! Haha.
I thought Reese did an amazing job. Very believable.
I loved how they tried to hide her pregnancy and it just doesn't work, at all.
Although I want to read the novel just so I can compare the two..
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Welcome to the thread!
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:38 AM
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Welcome! I think this is the only movie of Reese's that I haven't seen. I should do something about that soon.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:57 AM
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Hi Welcome, good to have you here!

Maybe I should give this movie another go. I didn't like it the first time I saw it.
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I thought about reading the book but it was 900 pages so I watched the movie instead, lol. It wasn't my cup of tea but it's probably one of those movies where it's better the second time around.

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Old 01-15-2008, 03:09 PM
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We watched this in English sophomore year, and I definitely did not care for it. It's my least favorite of hers.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:34 PM
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You get to watch movies like this in English? What, how is that fair?! I'm stuck watching stupid ones like Macbeth and something about a Green Knight.

Moving on...I've never seen this movie either. When I saw the previews I thought it looked good and I really thought that it was gonna be a good movie for her. Then it kinda bombed and I heard bad things about it so I never saw it...
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:52 PM
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I do remember seeing the preview and thinking maybe I would like it (mostly because of Reese, though), but I never ended up watching it. Maybe I will someday.

I do really like that cap, though. Super pretty.
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