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message 1: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Favourite moments from either the book or the adaptations?
(my opinions will follow :) )


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments Oh so many!

The first time Catherine meets Mr. Tilney
Whenever Catherine is day-dreaming about books
The ending when Catherine kisses Mr. Tilney


message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Those are good ones... I also like the first time she sees Northanger Abbey... and love the scene in the adaptation when they are out on the horses.


message 4: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Anna wrote: "Oh so many!

The first time Catherine meets Mr. Tilney
Whenever Catherine is day-dreaming about books
The ending when Catherine kisses Mr. Tilney"


The first meeting and dance is soo funnny! I love how Tilney mocks the social conventions!
I love Catherine's daydreams and her dreams are funny!
The ending is soo very cute!


message 5: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Sarah Louise wrote: "Those are good ones... I also like the first time she sees Northanger Abbey... and love the scene in the adaptation when they are out on the horses."

The conversatiuon is funny when they are coming to NA for the fiorst time, and Tiolney is teasing her, but Catherine is starting to tease back!
I also love that scene on the horses.

It is very sweet and they are really comfortable in each other's company. ALso in the film, I love the scenes when General Tilney has gone away, meaning Eleanor and Henry are more relaxed and they have a great time with each other at NA.


message 6: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
In the book, I love the narration. It is so funny how she parodies the then-popular gothic novels and is oftehn over dramatic. and also how she refers to Catherine and Tilney as the hero and heroine! It is just great!


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) I always like it when Catherine is referred to as the heroine. Feels like Jane is speaking to you personally


message 8: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
It does. That is one of the things I love so much about NA. The style of writing.


message 9: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments I am not sure I have a favourite moment in the book but I have a funny one: when Catherine is working herself in a frenzy about the chest, only to find it was a laundry list. I seriously, LOL.

Favourite moment in the 2007 adaption is when Tilney touches her (Catherine) mud cheeks under the porch like thing in the abbey...oh la la la


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Ooh yes good adaptation moment with the mud! :)


message 11: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Marren wrote: "I am not sure I have a favourite moment in the book but I have a funny one: when Catherine is working herself in a frenzy about the chest, only to find it was a laundry list. I seriously, LOL.

Fav..."


that bit is HILARIOUS!

and yes! oh la la la indeed haha
Henry is really being to realise that he actually loves Catherine now... so sweet!


message 12: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments Personally, my favorite parts are every time Henry Tilney opens his mouth... :D He is so intelligent, so amusing, so witty! I remember someone telling me that I would like Tilney, as he has a nice tongue, and now I know what they meant!


message 13: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Yes! Tilney is such a great character! Anything he says is funny and witty and wonderful!


message 14: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments :D Tilney totally mucked up the order of my Austen hero's - I have no idea where to put him! Because he is so different! (And cute...)


message 15: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
He is very different. Nothing has 'happened' to him as it were. Brandon - Willoughby and Eliza and Darcy - Wickham and Georgiana for example. Nothing like that has happened to him and he is literary a gentleman she met at a dance!


message 16: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
One of my favourite lines of the book is the last line;
'I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience.'
This is great because when you think about it you think filial disobedience but then, if General Tilney hadn't interfered in the first place and got Catherine to Northanger Abbey Henry wouldn't have had long to get to know he. He properly fell for her at Northanger not in bath!


message 17: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments That is one of the main differences - usually I fall for the "tortured past guys"... and Tilney didn't have one! But I still liked him!

I love that last line too - it is very amusing, but I also think Jane is being rather sarcastic.


message 18: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
The only thing I guess is his mother and father situation and loosing his mother!

Jane Austen had such wonderful wit and humour and sarcasm!


message 19: by Caity (new)

Caity | 26 comments I LOVE THIS FILM!!! It's not my favorite JA BBC but I do love it! I am a lot like Catherine...sort of. ;) lol But Tilney is my fav thing about this book/movie!!! he is my fav JA hero! I love the scene where they meet/dance with the whole "Smirk" thing. I love the whole ending (from when he's at the house with the mom to after the proposal). Tilney and Catherine are the cutest JA couple I just absolutely love them. :)) JJ Field was the perfect pick for this role and Felicity Jones was SUCH a sweet CM!!!! loved her. I loved how they started with a sweet brother/sister relationship and were able to be just friends (even though we all knew it would become something ;)) - just goes to show we CAN be just friends without just thinking about marriage. ANYwho! yes- so sweet and lovely! need to watch again soon. :)


message 20: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I love that film as well :) Tilney is such a wonderful humoured hero! I agree with all you said and couldn't put it better myself!


message 21: by Caity (new)

Caity | 26 comments ;D thanks


message 22: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments In the book Catherine is my favourite, in the 2007 film Tilney is my favourite.


message 23: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments That's probably the same with me too, actually - but there isn't much difference between them in either. :)


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