I watched this film last week and I fell in love. I loved the struggle between good and evil that the main characters share. This pair find everlasting love and friendship over their own sinful desire to gamble, especially with poker- a pair after my own heart! I am also totally obsessed with Lucinda's glass collection. I have always admired very old and thin glass, but now I am determined to find some of my own, in hopes of one day owning a collection as fine as this fictional heroine's. Young Cate Blanchett and handsome Ralph Fiennes (my mother's favorite!) are amongst the best of actors if you ask me. I found Oscar and Lucinda to be inspiring and magical, the props and costume alone are worth watching this movie for. Although, there is just one scene that involves an axe, that I really wish would have been left out- just remember to look away when the axe comes into the scene!
The photos of glass I have used above and below were found mostly in the V&A's online collections.