[Vwoolf] Reviews of Vita and Virginia

Elisa Sparks sparks at clemson.edu
Fri Jul 12 15:18:55 EDT 2019

Apparently Vita and Virginia is slated for US release on Aug 23.
From: Vwoolf <vwoolf-bounces at lists.osu.edu> on behalf of Sarah M. Hall via Vwoolf <vwoolf at lists.osu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:41 AM
To: vwoolf listerve; Neverow, Vara S.
Subject: Re: [Vwoolf] Reviews of Vita and Virginia

Thanks, Vara, this is really helpful.

In films or plays about real people you get used to the departures from reality, so I made a determined effort to ignore these and enjoyed the scenery and the costumes and, frankly, the well-recreated sets (all except Knole, which is gloriously real). But what didn't make dramatic sense is to have Vita's mother in residence at Knole instead of her father (who doesn't appear and isn't even mentioned). If Lionel is meant to be prematurely deceased, why hasn't Knole been bestowed on a male heir?

On Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 18:55:19 BST, Neverow, Vara S. via Vwoolf <vwoolf at lists.osu.edu> wrote:


I've pasted in below the official UK trailer of Vita and Virginia and various links to reviews of the film.




VITA AND VIRGINIA | Official UK Trailer [HD] | In Cinemas July 5<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJzT1xawcUU>
RELEASE DATE: 5th July 2019 DIRECTOR: Chanya Button STARRING: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini Based on a true story, VITA & VIRGINIA details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). When their paths cross ...


Vita and Virginia review - more Gloomsbury than Bloomsbury<https://theartsdesk.com/film/vita-and-virginia-review-more-gloomsbury-bloomsbury>
Vita and Virginia review - more Gloomsbury than Bloomsbury A new treatment of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West's 1920s love affair misses the mark
Vita & Virginia — Chanya Button’s film brings an agenda to Bloomsbury | Financial Times - ft.com<https://www.ft.com/content/cc5f1320-9d9a-11e9-9c06-a4640c9feebb>
The past is a foreign country in Vita & Virginia. I suggest you visit with a guide, a group and a phonetic dictionary. There are rules and etiquettes in 1920s England. Everyone speaks madly posh ...
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/style/virginia-woolf-2019-style-icon/ (with a paywall)
Why Virginia Woolf was a very 2019 style icon - telegraph.co.uk<https://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/style/virginia-woolf-2019-style-icon/>
“I hate being badly dressed; but I hate buying clothes,” Virginia Woolf once wrote. It’s a very modern sentiment with which anyone wandering round Westfield on a Saturday trying to find ...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/vita-met-virginia-wild-love-lust-woolf-sackville-west/ (with a paywall)
When Vita met Virginia: the wild love and lust of Woolf and Sackville-West - telegraph.co.uk<https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/vita-met-virginia-wild-love-lust-woolf-sackville-west/>
On 3 August 1922, Virginia Woolf recorded in her diary that she had been struggling with her writing. As she resolved to work more methodically, to combine her active social life with the ...

Vita & Virginia review – leaden take on a Bloomsbury romance<https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/07/vita-and-virginia-review-elizabeth-debicki-gemma-arterton-leaden-woolf-sackville-west>
Despite Elizabeth Debicki and Gemma Arterton’s best efforts, Chanya Button’s film fails to spark

Vara Neverow
Department of English
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
neverowv1 at southernct.edu
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