Wonderful. Amazing, fantastic, exciting, sad, horrifying. I'd read about the battles in Belgium where the British fought the French under Napoleon. Even this sanitized, beautified, huge-breasted version of history, war is terrible. The dogs, and the flies, and the blood.
The side story, of William (Rhys Ifans) and Amelia (Romola Garai), is heart-wrenching and lovely.
I am, even as I write this, placing a request for the Thackeray's book. I need to know whether the thrall that I've been in for 2 hours is for the story, or the inimitable Reese Witherspoon. Or, prehaps, the tragic Rawdon Crawley, played by James Purefoy.
Yes, Vanity Fair is a wonderful film. I'll not soon forget it.