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- アスペクト比 : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 梱包サイズ : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 80 g
- EAN : 4988111287144
- 監督 : クリス・ヌーナン
- メディア形式 : 色, ドルビー, ワイドスクリーン
- 時間 : 1 時間 33 分
- 発売日 : 2010/8/27
- 出演 : レニー・ゼルヴィガー
- 言語 : 日本語 (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), 英語 (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- 販売元 : 角川映画
- ASIN : B003V1D2DM
- ディスク枚数 : 1
世界中で愛されている「ピーターラビット」の原作者ビアトリクス・ポターの恋と波乱に満ちた半生を、実話に基づいて描いた感動ストーリー。ヴィクトリア朝の封建的な空気が漂う英国。アーティストとして生きることを夢みる一人の女性ビアトリクス・ポター。彼女は幼い頃に湖水地方で出逢った動物たちの絵に物語を添えて、絵本として世に出したいと願っていた。「角川映画 洋画セレクション ￥1,890(税込)」対象商品。
I thought about this while watching Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle-Duck dance on the notebook pages of Beatrix Potter. How colourful and delightful they look. How sweet their forms are. And how wide-eyed and happy Beatrix seems. She talks to them tenderly and we see how dearly she loves them. All of us who were children remember this feeling. The world of the imagination was our domain. In it we were free and made the world as beautiful as we wanted it to be. It became our refuge and secret world. Which is why we rarely left it. The adults could have their world. We had ours.
The magic in all this remains with some. It remained with Beatrix Potter throughout her life. She became a woman but did not lose her girlhood. Her books were a memory of what she felt as a child, and as an adult she went back, time and again, to that emotional and imaginative world she once inhabited. Which is why the books are so fresh and timeless, as magic never ends unless one gives up on it.
Her parents worried for her. She spent too much time alone in her room or in the garden. It wasn't normal for a child, a teenager, a young woman to be so solitary. She needed to mix more, meet others, develop a social life. Otherwise what would she become if not a lonely old maid? Her parents loved her but didn't understand her. They judged her by their standards, the social standards of their day, not by her needs as a person. They didn't know she was extraordinary. They saw childish drawings on the page, not the mind of an artist who combined both beauty and ecology to transform the world into a garden.
We know how important that garden is nowadays. We feel what happens when the chain saws and bulldozers remove it from our lives and consciousness. Beatrix always knew its importance and celebrated it through the adventures and escapades of her delightful characters.
When she reached the age of 20 her parents pressured her to find a marriage partner. A clutch of potential suitors paraded past her for inspection and consideration. None would do. None were suitable. None could understand and love her. She told her parents this and they became exasperated. They didn't know what to do with her.
No matter. She had other things to think about. Her characters had lingered in her private world too long. Now she wanted to share them with others if she could. She was shy and timid about the thought of publishing but she built up her courage, wrote letters, met publishers. Most were amused by her, by the thought that a young woman could still live and think like a little girl. But she was undaunted. She knew her worth and that of her characters. She knew they had fabulous stories to tell about their lives.
She was right and finally one publisher agreed with this assessment. He recognized the potential in her art. He saw the bigger picture.
She fell in love with the man who saw her worth, who loved her for who she was. He was the brother of her publisher. Her characters delighted him, and so did she. He proposed to her and she accepted. She astonished and delighted her parents with this news. So their child was normal after all. She could love a man and accept him as her husband. What a load this was off her mother's mind.
But he died. That's how incredibly cruel life can seem. The one man who loved her and whom she loved perished. He died of leukemia before they could marry.
Beatrix took refuge thereafter in her art, characters and books. She also found peace in nature, particularly in the Lake District, that wondrous part of England she loved so well. Her family had been visiting it for years on holiday from their home in London. Now she made a momentous decision: she would quit London and move to the Lakes. No, her parents said. Yes, Beatrix said. She was a child no more. She had her own income and independence. She even had fame, as her books had given her this. She would use this, this fame and influence, to help preserve the beauty of the Lake District. From Hill Top Farm, the sheep farm she bought near Windermere, she became a conservationist. She also married a local farmer.
If her parents never quite fully understood her, upright Victorians as they were, the world did. She has never stopped being loved as the person who gave the world Peter Rabbit, Miss Moppet and Tom Kitten, and when you watch this marvelous film you appreciate her and what she stood for. The world needs more heart of the sort Beatrix Potter had. She is a treasure to all who love children, art, beauty and nature.
Renée Zellweger's enchanting performance is a real treat in her endearing portrayal of children's author Beatrix Potter.
A good complement to the movie Enid, by the way, the story of Noddy author Enid Blyton starring Helena Bonham-Carter,
Miss Potter is the feel-good movie to go to bed on though - Enid may give you, er... nightmares!