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It's been months, and I watched a few good movies, but recently a lot more TV shows on Netflix.
Today, I want to talk about Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). Don't let the fact that the original novel was written by Harding in Victorian time make you think it is a movie about old days and traditions. What I love about the novel and this adaptation is that it has a thoroughly modern topic-- how to find Mr. RIght for an independent, vivacious woman. WHat I love about Harding is his portrait of female protagonists. in this novel, Bethsheba Everdene is strong, smart, willing to work hard, highly independent, but also makes plenty of youthful mistakes. In many novels, TV shows and movies, when a female lead makes mistakes, the negative consequences are often irreversible, life is ruined when you end up with a bad guy. Here, Bethsheba had to choose from three suitors, one offers charm and passion but a playboy, one is rich, kind and doting, one is strong, poor, honest and understands her. I think it teaches a great life lesson on how to choose Mr. Right and learn from mistakes. The acting of two main leads are superb, and the music and scenery has a wild beauty that is very suited for the story.