Friday, August 6, 2010

i capture the castle...

i love. i have loved. i will love.

i capture the castle

i capture the castle portrays a quirky, poor family holed up in a decrepit castle, drowning in their father's debt. the plot unfolds like a jane austen novel muddled with a fairy tale, maybe rapunzel? something magical. two sisters, the oldest, rose, a flame-haired beautiful little ingrate. and cassandra, the intelligent and plain younger sister. their father is a distant, uninspired, depressed shell of a writer. their stepmother, topaz, lives as a sometime-nudist with a penchant for dying things green and a muse to their hapless father. oh, and they also have a harry potter-like little bookworm of a younger brother.

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cassandra is the country mouse, altruistic younger sister whose journal reveals the complicated love story.

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rose is the botticelli-esque, peaches and cream sister who bewitches the cotton brothers, stirring up jealousy on all fronts.

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the film is one big puddle of angst and longing. cassandra loves simon, the eldest cotton brother who proposes to rose. rose and neil secretly love eachother.

cassandra and david

and handsome stephen, the farmboy, is in love with cassandra. and then there are a million other complicated love subplots thrown in the mix.

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i capture the castle was recommended to me by clare & laura, and thank you girls!! it is much, much more charming than the edge of love, but boasts equally as lovely costumes and scenery. there is an abundance of handsome men... 'nuff said.

i started the book earlier this spring, but haven't finished it. watching the film before finishing is sooooo cheating, but i couldn't resist the watch instantly on netflix. and right now it is too hot too breathe, so movie marathons is where it's at!


Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I looove this movie!

summertime dreams said...

Sounds like a fabulous movie! I'm going to have to try and find that book :)

Anonymous said...

oh, the book is wonderful! i've heard mixed reviews on the film, but i love love love the book. it's written with a charming and poignant style that perfectly captures the spirit of the story.

Mallory said...

I love the book (& the movie) but it frustrates me so much that she doesn't just run away with Stephen.

Sibba Stef said...

Your blog is really beautiful!

And I think I might have to see this movie after reading your blogpost.

Casee Marie said...

It looks so pretty! I'm holding off on watching until I read the book (haven't started it yet, sadly) but I'm so anxious to see the film. I adore Romola Garai and Henry Cavill!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...
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sk said...

oooh, i loved the book, so i will definitely have to check this out. looks lovely!

The Cat and The Cow said...

I LOVED this movie!!! It was so beautiful and heart-wrenching! I sooo wanted Cassandra to love Stephen!

Rosie said...

I adore both the book and the film!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

me too! y'all my heart went out to stephen! how could she resist him-kind, loving, and handsome?! psh.

Lightning Heart said...

i've never heard of it! it looks gorgeous though

Becky said...

Love this film too, and the book! much better than The Edge of Love, I agree.

Anonymous said...

You MUST read the book. The movie is charming but the book is so much better. It goes so much further into the characters and the story. Put it on your list!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

hey anonymous, oh i agree! i'm actually in the middle of reading it, that's why i said that i feel like i'm cheating since i haven't finished the book. but yes, the book is wonderful so far!

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