Thursday, August 18, 2011
A Very Jane Austen Thursday
If you know me then you know that my love for Thursdays is extensive, and hardly rivaled by my love for Jane Austen, (right,) though I do love her books. So, given that I'm not all that pleased with my Emma post, I've decided to play a new game. Ready for it? It's called....
My Favorite Jane Austen Movie!!!
The contestants are...
While the characters are nice enough, and the story is story-ish enough, this movie adds a dash of "Oh, wow. I wish I didn't see that." It includes disturbing drawings, and a Titanic nude scene. (Not "Titanic" as in a "big nude scene," but "Titanic" in that it was PG13 and had nudity in it... like Titanic.) The story follows Fanny who moves in with her uncle and his obnoxious children, kind of like Jane Eyre, only they're less horrible, and Fanny falls in love with this dude, but this other dude wants to marry her. She rejects this other dude, much to the objection of her uncle, and he sends her back to her poor family. She feels like she doesn't belong anywhere, blah, blah, blah, happy ending, although, apparently "it could have ended differently."
BBC's Pride and Prejudice
The Awful Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Emma (Gwyneth Paltow)
We've already discussed this movie so I'm going to move on.
Emma (Kate Beckinsale)
Oh, look at that. Moving on....
Anne is a plain girl who is persuaded (we have a title!) not to marry the awesome Captain Wentworth and she spends quite an enormous amount of time regretting it. It's a very fun story, and the characters are extremely relatable.
Sense and Sensibility. Yay!!!! **Cheers**