North & South (2004)

I’ve always loved BBC films. Be it movies, miniseries or serials, they are always beautiful, deep and sensitive. Pride and Prejudice (1995) with Colin Firth was the first miniseries with the same title as a novel which I loved. I’ve watched it three times. Then I watched Robin Hood (2006) where I’ve „met” Richard Armitage. He played there the villain, sir Guy of Gisborne, but believe me: he can play magnificently a romantic man as well. You can check this by watching „North & South”, a story very similar to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It takes four hours, has an amazing soundtrack and makes you cry for sure. Margaret Hale moves with her family in Milton and meets John Thornton. Though she thinks very poor of him, Thornton falls in love with Margaret, because she’s different from the other women around him. When he proposes to her, she refuses him, as finally to realize that, despite all, she cares for him too.

storyline via imdb: This series operates on many levels. At the heart of the series is the tempestuous relationship between Margaret Hale, a young woman from a southern middle class family who finds herself uprooted to the north, and John Thornton, a formerly poverty-stricken cotton mill owner terrified of losing the viability of his business. Around them are class struggles between the workers and mill owners and ideological struggles between the industrial North and the agrarian South. After moving North, Margaret’s father befriends his student Mr. Thornton. Margaret has already formed her opinion of Mr. Thornton independently after seeing him treat his workers harshly. As the series progresses, she and we the audience begin to learn that his strict treatment is due to an overarching concern for his mill and by extension, his employees. John Thornton, on the other hand, is attracted to Margaret’s independence and position in society as a well-educated Southerner…

Here are my favorite songs from North & South:

The trailer:

And my favorite scene:

Bel Ami

Today I finally went to the cinema to watch this movie which I’ve been waiting for since 2009 (yes, back then I lo-lo-looooved Rob Pattinson so I decided to watch all his movies. I don’t like him that much now, but I’m still going to watch all his films). I liked it, especially the cast: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas – great actors – and because the movie follows the book exactly and this is nice. Sad action though… A chronicle of a young man’s rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women. And now I can’t help myself and post several photos because Pattinson is too gorgeous and charming:

Intimidated, but intrigued

grandma’s homemade icecream. is it just me, or grandmas want us to become really fat? :D

yesterday at school I wore for the first time my Pull&Bear gladiator sandals

  • This week I had my first semestrial test paper in Romanian and I’m full of hope :D three more to go. I also had an Informatics test, but my hopes are not very… high, if you know what I mean.
  • I finished Two and a half men season two. It’s funny, but not as funny as Friends.
  • This week’s episodes from Gossip Girl, 90210 and Vampire Diaries were mind-blowing. My heart is broken because next week they will end. However, I’m waiting for True Blood to start on June, 11th.
  • I restarted reading Gone with the wind and I love it.
  • Follow me on Instagram: @damisabina.

Bel Ami soon

Seems like 2012 is going to bring us some great movies. On March, the 2nd, Bel Ami with Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas will have the premiere in the USA. To be honest, I’m really looking forward. Back in 2009, when I had a great crush on Robert Pattinson, I read the book by Guy de Maupassant and I liked it, though the ending is a bit unfair, in my opinion. But I don’t want to destroy the surprise if the film has the same fin. The trailer makes me think it’s going to be a good drama like Remember Me or Water For Elephants. And who knows, maybe Cosmopolis as well…