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Bridget's comments from the Jane Austen group.

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May 17, 2012 09:34AM

475 sorry meant the 05 improves after multiple viewings
May 17, 2012 09:33AM

475 I feel like the 95 version improves on multiple viewings. I was staunchly against it at first as I'm a 1995-er. However, when I realized that the director wasn't going for an exact telling, but rather an interpretation I liked it more.

McFayden's subtle performance actually saves a movie that is poorly cast and scripted in every other respect. It's a sad thing to hear Jane Austen's humorous dialogue basically spit out at breakneck speed by Knightley. Also, hearing american actors (Sutherland...whoever played Lydia ::shudder::) try to adopt British accents was painful.

If I had to hold 2005 P&P up as a film on it's own without looking at the source material I probably would like it for the cinematography and pacing.
May 17, 2012 05:59AM

475 I have not so it has been added to my NF queue! Much more what I pictured Mr. Ferrars to look like than Hugh Grant.
May 17, 2012 05:38AM

475 Soph, who is the dashing, regency era, man in your profile picture? I don't think I've seen whatever Austen movie he's in haha.
May 15, 2012 07:54AM

475 I've seen the modern day one and it was very goofy! They should make another one with Michael Fassbender as Darcy...::Swoon::

Question of the day: Who would you cast as Mr. Darcy?
May 03, 2012 07:45AM

475 Leah wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "I agree Leah that was a great moment - I also loved when Elinor just learns that Edward did not marry and is so taken back by emotion it just makes you cry but the best part of it..."

Have you guys seen that clip from the Vicar of Dibley where they discuss this scene? It's fabulous and makes me love it more.
May 02, 2012 05:58AM

475 Leah wrote: "My favorite Jane Austen movie (difficult to say since they're all so good) would have to be Sense & Sensibility starring Emma Thompson. My favorite scene is when Col. Brandon enters Barton Park to ..."

You've hit the nail on the head.
Mansfield Park (46 new)
Mar 27, 2012 10:02AM

475 Soph wrote: "I hope it gets better as I have yet to read it too. Am currently reading NA and loving it. And that will be my next , and the last, Austen book I have to read :) hope its good :) yet to watch any a..."

Hi Soph. I really like the '99 version with Frances O'Connor as Fannie Price. It did give me a false impression of how Fanny was written though. In the movie she is much more of a spitfire. I would watch it after you read the book. I liked Fannie more in the film than the book.

I also saw an older mini series(70s/80s??) that wasn't so great so I would steer clear. I haven't heard anything about the recent miniseries but if I check it out I will let you know!
Mansfield Park (46 new)
Mar 27, 2012 07:46AM

475 I've seen a few adaptations of Mansfield Park and am actually reading it for the first time. It's taking me quire some time to get through it. I like that Fanny is a quiet observer but I wish she had a little fire in her.

I haven't gotten to the part where she has to leave the park yet so maybe my opinion will change, but this is my second least favorite so far after Northanger Abbey. Does the second half get better? Right now I'm at the point where they're all in the garden and Henry Crawford and Maria have hopped the fence leaving Fanny alone.
Mar 27, 2012 07:37AM

475 Urban for me.
Dec 06, 2011 07:00AM

475 Reading Mansfield Park for the first time. The feature film (late 90s) made Fanny Price far more interesting than she is in the novel so far. Did anyone else like that adaptation?
Oct 10, 2011 06:43AM

475 Anastasia wrote: "Yays
Sense and Sensibility 1995-Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon..."the air is full of spices"...

Emma- the Gwyneth Paltrow one just doesn't do anything for me"

I agree Sense and Sensibility is my favorite novel/movie where Northanger Abbey is the worst. I'm referring to the BBC Northanger with Carey Mulligan as Isabella Thorpe. Just did not care for it.

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