Someone Should Keep Me Away From Movies (And Tele)

Not only are films and television and distraction from schoolwork, but they make my list of writing projects longer. Example:

I had a bit of time the other day before I went to bed, so I decided to watch the film adaptation of one of my favorite novels of all time: Vanity Fair. LOVELY book, BRILLIANT film, and I have to wonder a bit about why it is that Johnathan Rhys Myers is SO good at playing a petulant spoiled brat. But beyond that, it got me thinking about my passion for Victorian literature.

All right, so it’s not exactly a Victorian novel. It’s a pre-Victorian novel. BUT, it shares a place in my heart with Dickins and Tolstoy, and therefore I include it in that same category.

So as I’m watching this movie, I decide to WRITE A VICTORIAN NOVEL. And when I told Natalie this she was like, “Wait, a novel set in the Victorian era, or written in the Victorian style?”


Seriously, I shouldn’t be allowed to watch ANYTHING. Save me from myself. I beg you. Except don’t, because all my best ideas occur to me when I’m watching stuff.

On a different note, Rhys Ifans was a PERFECT Dobbin. Superb.




About Charlotte Blackwood

Charlotte Blackwood is a self-employed aspiring author working on perfecting her first novella/ first novel. She is a current student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. If you're looking for a reading list (someday she'll add her own works to the list), she's currently supporting Anna Karenina, anything by Dickens, anything by Tolkien, anything by JK Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games.

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