Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wedding Cobwebs

I was stunned when I saw the photo above – those faded, pale-green walls hung about with fully believable period embellishments and matrimonial trimmings, under all the equally credible dust. This was Miss Havisham's dining room (where the wedding feast had never been removed) in last year's BBC production of Great Expectations.

Of course then I had to look up an image of the same room in David Lean's justly famous production of 1946. Skillful lighting went a long way toward concealing the fact that the set itself was pretty meager.