Saturday, 26 March 2011

Happy Birthday, Keira

What is Cecelia thinking? I do love Atonement dearly, much more than I love Keira Knightley but I do love her. True, I'm sort of antsy waiting to see what her next good performance will be - and I'm wondering what she'll be like opposite Joe Wright for the third time. I sort of hate that she's referred to as a "Period" Actress because even if she's best in films that aren't contemporary it seems the slightest bit disingenuous to refer to Cecelia Tallis and Elizabeth Bennett as women of the same time. Sure, they're both periods but the 1800s are a far cry from the 1940s...period or not. Ah, well.
           
I did love her best in Never Let Me Go, but then that filmed seemed like such a disappointing. A rewarding disappointment - but still disappointing. Owing to general laziness, and other things taking up my time I didn't even compile a list of films I was anticipating for 2010 and as much as I loved Cronerberg and Mortensen 2005 venture I'm not  sure that I'll love A Dangerous Method, although I'd love if both of them (along with Keira) knock it out of the park. I'm doubtful as to whether she'll ever top Elizabeth Bennett, but I'll remain hopeful. I mean, how can one not have faith in a face like this? She's only 26, she has plenty years ahead to prove me wrong...
               
I'm not the only Keira fan around hereabouts, am I?

6 comments:

Candice Frederick said...

i'm not really much of a kKira fan, but i think she was the only thing good about Never Let Me Go.

Robert said...

I agree - she was definitely the best (and most surprising) thing in Never Let Me Go. Such unpretentious subtleness, she captured and went beyond my perception of Ruth from the book.

okinawaassault said...

Yay for the Keira and Never Let Me Go love!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

everyone so nice to see people loving her never let me go performance. she was great there.

ruth said...

Hey Andrew, did you see my Chanel tribute post with pics of your beloved in some of the ads? I presume you've seen the Joe Wright-directed commercial... she looks pretty sexy in that one ;)

Joanna said...

I was so surprised by Keira Knightley in Never Let Me Go. I adored that movie (and book). She's lovely with plenty of time to get a few more good roles. Especially as long as Joe Wright is directing...