Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Good-night, sweet ladies; good-night, good-night." *

Just saw this photo on Entertainment Weekly's website in a "First Look" at the new film Effie about Euphemia Gray Ruskin Millais, the child bride of Victorian art critic John Ruskin, who left her husband for Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Dakota Fanning plays Effie, Greg Wise plays Ruskin, and Tom Sturridge is playing Millais. (Lots of other Brits like Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi, and the awesome Emma Thompson!)

Doesn't Fanning look like she could be the model for Millais' famous painting of Ophelia? (Even though the model was actually the beautiful and tragic Elizabeth Siddal, who would marry Millais' fellow Pre-Raphaelite, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Also, she caught pneumonia from lying in bathwater while modeling for the painting. True fact.)

This reminds me that I still need to watch "Desperate Romantics"! And with that, I am off to bed!

*Ophelia, Hamlet, IV.v, William Shakespeare

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