'Vanity Fair is a very vain wicked foolish place full of all sorts of humbugs and falsenesses and pretensions.' William Makepeace Thackeray
Thackeray was born in 1811 and wrote his famous work after Jane Austen [born 1773]. He describes the lives of the gentry of the 18th century succinctly. Emma was one of the last of over 10 novels Austen wrote, all describing the lives of the ladies and their loves mostly during their courting period.
'Life seems but a quick successions of busy nothings' are Jane Austen's words which describe the sum total of the goings on in this movie. This is the fourth film of this novel and I hope deliberately trite to echo the behaviour of these characters. Autumn de Wilde directed the film, written by Eleanor Catton.
'I knew all along that the prize I had set my life on was not worth the winning'. Jane Austen.
I saw the movie at the Hoyts cinema at Erina Fair.