Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Suffragette

I was not sure about seeing this, as it has been condemned by historians for including a fictitious character when there were plenty of real women who could have been in the cast list. But they seem to have been expecting a documentary rather than a really gripping drama which tried and largely succeeded to tell the story of the final campaign to obtain votes for women in England.  I loved it. Carey Mulligan is a real star, much stronger than her small frame suggests, and as hard working single mum who is drawn into the campaign.

Yes, there were parts that drifted towards cheesiness; there were events that were a bit too easy, too many coincidences, but Abi Morgan’s screenplay needs such tropes to get so much into a short film. There is a sense of Hollywood style tension building up towards…

Source: Suffragette

Advertisements

5 comments on “Suffragette

  1. teagan geneviene
    11/14/2015

    Hi Sarah. Their complaint seems to me to be an excuse to criticize… With various legal issues, and the need to be considerate of family members — why not use a fictional character, better yet, one that can represent the many true life heroines. Mega hugs my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • First Night Design
      11/14/2015

      I haven’t seen the film yet though very much want to but I understood that Carey Mulligan’s character was fictional. Hugs to you too, Teagan!

      Like

  2. Jean Reinhardt
    11/14/2015

    I agree with Teagan, a fictional character can more easily reflect the lives and bravery of true heroines that cannot all fit into the time span of a movie. I’m looking forward to watching this film, thanks for posting the review, Sarah.

    Liked by 1 person

    • First Night Design
      11/14/2015

      I agree with both of you but had thought, as I’ve said to Teagan, that Mulligan’s character was thus. It would be wonderful if you wrote a review, Jean. I’d definitely reblog it!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. hitandrun1964
    11/14/2015

    Why would THEY like it. It’s about women and how they were treated and beaten and force fed and tortured and raped and poor and born into slavery? So? If they can beat it down no one will see it and they can pretend it never happened. AGAIN!!!!! It was a fantastic film and she deserves every single award possible. Moronic men bloody well REWRITE HISTORY AND PRETEND IT’S TRUE. ARGGGGGGG! It was fantastic and men should look away in shame for what’s STILL GOING ON. Oh, wait, how can they when they are still beating women and keeping them poor? Well, maybe some other time. And the worst part, women STILL HAVE TO GO TO MEN TO ASK FOR WHAT THEY WANT!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on 11/14/2015 by in Cinema, History, Reblogs, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , .
Dreaming Reality

If Existence is a dream, let us dream perfection....

victimfocus

Exploring best practice and research in sexual violence. A loud voice in the fight against victim blaming. Written and Managed by Jessica Eaton, Doctoral Researcher in Forensic Psychology

Teagan's Books

Now available: "Murder at the Bijou - Three Ingredients I"

Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

The History Woman's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Art by Jess Miller

sculpture and artwork

COOKING ON A BOOTSTRAP

by Jack Monroe, bestselling author of 'A Girl Called Jack'

surprise saffron

relishing in life's surprises, delighting in food, travel, art

Wish I Were Here

Journeys Through Place and Time

Doron Art

A journey into my world of Painting

Taylor Revert

An anything-and-everything blog from life's number one fan

Random Facts in History

History is complex, massive, and full of strange events and coincidences. Learn with me as I hunt those out and bring them into the light.

Life with an Illness

*Tips and tricks on how to get through life when you have a chronic illness*

The poor side of life

Exposing the unfair treatment of jobseekers, the horrors of Universal Credit, unfair sanctions and heinous treatment of claimants at Ashton under Lyne Jobcentre.

Wild Woman Wisdom

We are wild, we are feminine we are rooted: I help women find their power and speak their truth.

Politics and Insights

Public interest issues, policy, equality, human rights, social science

IWtheatre

Supporting the rich amateur theatre scene on the Isle of Wight

Robin Hoskyns Nature Photography - Blog

Images and stories of nature, science and conservation.

Sarah Ditum

Writing, etc.

The Müscleheaded Blog

"Nothing Exceeds Like Superfluous Jejunity "

Jots from a Small Apt.

Largely @ Liberty

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Ina Vukic - Croatia: people, politics, history, economy, transition from communism to democracy

lynz real cooking

lynz real life

Pride's Purge

an irreverent look at UK politics

Pride's Purge

an irreverent look at UK politics

Tropical Affair

Observations of the illusion through the eyes of wonder...

barneyhoskyns.com

The home of writer Barney Hoskyns' books, poems, photos and more.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Left Handed Lottie

Drawing and painting on an ipad

Atelier 88

More than just rooms

The Sleeping Hare

Art by Lottie Nevin

Pacific Paratrooper

This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Vegan Books For Children

books from Little Chicken, Honestly Books and Violet's Vegan Comics

The SKWAWKBOX

News, politics, insights, inside information from the left

Catherine Meyrick

Historical Fiction with a touch of Romance

Silver Screenings

an irreverent blog of old movies

My Life as an Artist (2)

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Violet's Vegan Comics

Virtual Vegan Comics for Children

Two Rooms Plus Utilities

Written from the heart, this is the unadulterated truth of live with multiple chronic illnesses and being housebound. My life open for you to follow. Please join me

kickingthecat

How current policy is little more than kicking the cat....

Matt's History Blog

Hopefully interesting snippets and thoughts

David Hencke

Westminster and Whitehall news investigations

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

%d bloggers like this: