Friday, June 20, 2008

A Look at Miss Potter

Rarely one to tout the virtues of any film, I thought I would take this opportunity to rave about a movie already available on DVD. Miss Potter is a film starring Renee Zellweger, and Ewan McGregor. While it did not do particularly well in the theater, this is where I saw this film treasure.
If you have children or have ever been a child, then you have no doubt been exposed to Beatrix Potter, the beloved children's author and illustrator. The film is a unique look at the life of this amazing woman. The directors have carefully woven film and animation together ever so gently that you are almost not even aware that it is happening. The movie also gives you a glimpse at the beautiful Lakes region of the UK.

This film is one to own and one to watch again and again. I have linked to the movie trailer which should whet your appetite to see this movie!
And for those who are not film fans, there is also Miss Potter, The Novel by Richard Maltby Jr.,which is published by F.Warne and Co.. This is the same publishing house which published all of Beatrix's books! (A touch of irony there I believe)

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