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The Hat Makes the Man II

June 2, 2009

The Crumpet household once again recently found itself drawn into another one of those fine BBC-Andrew Davies adaptations of classic literature. Little Dorrit, an eight-hour miniseries based on the Charles Dickens novel, stars Claire Foy as the titular character and Matthew MacFadyen as Arthur Clennam, who seems to be vying for the title of Nicest Guy in the World. (See Mr. Jarndyce in Bleak House.)

And once again, Mr. Crumpet found himself appreciating a simpler, gentler age when hats (particularly of the tall variety) were deemed so important, so essential to the day-to-day functioning of a civil society.

Orange Bear sighs. “Here we go again…”


Mr. Clennam: It’s the hat, isn’t it?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. woo permalink
    June 5, 2009 12:16 am

    Its what’s under the hat. In Matthew M’s case, yum. 🙂 I’m sure the same is true of you Mr Crumpet!

  2. Kate permalink
    July 20, 2009 7:48 pm

    I loved that miniseries! Who didn’t love Mr. Clennam, and the Uncle, and cry for John Chivery. The Tatycorum/Harriet thing was a tad odd though, I think that concept (companion/servant) does not translate well through the years. But the hats were fab.

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