Film Friday: The Importance of Being Earnest

October 18, 2013 Film Friday 1

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books.

I just adore Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. I love the play more than the film and highly recommend seeing it on stage if you ever get a chance. Since Wilde’s birthday was earlier this week and the actors I adored in the stage version were not filmed, I opted for the 2002 film version.

Two men in the same social circle both have an alter ego named Ernest, a comedy of mistaken identities soon erupts.

Cecily: You must not laugh at me, darling, but it has always been a girlish dream of mine to love a man named Ernest.

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

One Response to “Film Friday: The Importance of Being Earnest”

  1. cayenne

    I lovelovelove “The Importance of Being Earnest”, particularly on stage, but haven’t actually seen the 2002 version. I do highly recommend the 1952 version; Edith Evans as Lady Bracknell has completely taken over my visualization of the character – she’s brilliant in it, and I’ve never seen another portrayal that supersedes hers.

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