My weekend ended on a depressing note last night because I went to see “The Duchess.” While the costumes and scenery were certainly amazing, the story put me in a very gloomy mood — and made me thank my lucky stars I didn’t live in the 18th century, when women were second-class citizens valued only for their ability to give birth to boys. Keep reading »
“Rachel Getting Married”
Anne Hathaway takes an indie turn in this complicated portrait of one weekend, two sisters, and the family’s black sheep.
Keira Knightley plays the Duchess of Devonshire in a period drama about the Paris Hilton of the18th century.
“Battle in Seattle”
Charlize Theron riots in a retelling of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests, directed by her boyfriend Stuart Townsend. Keep reading »
I have this theory that Keira Knightley plays the same character in nearly every movie and gets lauded by critics as if she’s reinvented the wheel every time. With the exception of films like Domino, The Jacket, and Love Actually, Knightley is always cast a period film heroine from an upper-crust family who slums it with a poor guy or wins the heart of a rich cad. To prove my theory, I’ve assembled pictures of six of Keira’s most famous characters. See if you can match the letter of the image to the number of the film. FYI, I’ll reveal the answers at the end of the day, so check back.
THE FILMS: Atonement (1); The Duchess (2); King Arthur (3); Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy (4); Pride & Prejudice (5); Silk (6)
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