Yet another I really tried to like but didn’t. Natasha Little does well as Becky Sharp, but maybe it’s because she’s a somewhat unlikable heroine that it just didn’t grab me. Plus the music was WAY too heavy handed — have your volume button ready! Update: I wrote this before seeing the 2004 feature film or reading the book, both of which I now LOVE. So I tried to go back and rewatch this in case I might be more open to it — but seriously, I couldn’t take the INCREDIBLY LOUD HORN-BASED MUSIC. I made it about 5 minutes before I had to turn it off!
Although I liked this production very much, I have to agree that the score was too heavy-handed.