But there is someone whose has gone through the same thing as I, but it is 100-1,000 times worse for her and that is Amanda Foreman who, literally, wrote the book on Georgiana. I've been wondering about her thoughts on the production but silly me, didn't think of seeking these thoughts on her website. What if she doesn't like it? When the film-adaption of The Color Purple premiered, Alice Walker, the novel's author, did not like the result. Over time she grew to like it. In this article, Foreman describes the feelings she went through with the script and production of the movie. As always, she is amazing with her words and describes the inner-turmoil of seeing her life's work become a live-action 2-hour display.
"But after a couple of hours of pointless torture it occurred to me that I was behaving like a stage mother. Instead of enjoying my ‘offspring’s’ success and being proud of her achievements, I was dwelling on how I might have done it differently. No wonder directors are notoriously reluctant to have authors on the set."
I read this and went, "Oh my God, that's what I've been doing!" So I would recommend everyone go and read the author's thoughts on The Duchess and get the genuine scoop on whether it will meet her approval or not. I, on the other hand will make a better attempt of focusing on the positive aspects of The Duchess. Like the costumes!!
[Image Courtesy of Amanda-Foreman.com]