The pearls used in the story were also made for the film, based on an 1835 painting.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 76% based on 123 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10.
Weisz was costumed by Dinah Collin, who aimed for a fashion foreign to Cornwall, and consulted portraits to create an authentic classy appearance.A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death.But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The sex scenes are beautifully Victorian (everyone keeps their Victorian clothes on!Although first-cousin marriages are legal in Britain, there have been calls to ban the practice because of reports that it has resulted in a higher-than-average incidence of birth defects in certain immigrant communities where it is common and culturally acceptable.However, Professors Paul and Spencer said that the risk of congenital defects is about 2 per cent higher than average for babies born to first-cousin marriages – with the infant mortality about 4.4 per cent higher – which is on a par with the risk to babies born to women over 40.
I'm curious about the prevailing attitudes in the UK.