Vanity Fair (1998) short review


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!


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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