Saturday, May 10, 2008

Jane Austen Revival



I have been on a Jane Austen kick lately. Paul and I seem to watch Pride and Prejudice about once a month, so I finally re-read it for the first time in years. That inspired me to read Persuasion, and then watch the new BBC version, thanks to my friend Kristen. I've watched it three times since borrowing it. She also had Sense and Sensibility. I think I even like it more than the Emma Thompson version.



Also, if I've never told you of North and South and Wives and Daughters, you should see them too. They are based on books by Elizabeth Gaskell. Absolutely love them.

7 comments:

Melina Ficek said...

I LOVE Jane austen movies and books, I just read Pride and Prejudice, I LOVED IT!!! I am definitly going to have to watch those movies have you seen the long version of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth? It's fantastic!

kmb said...

Isn't Persuasion great? I just loved this rendition. I am glad you liked Sense & Sensibility too. Great movies. I started reading North and South. Thanks for the movies swap! I am trying to get my mom to watch North and South before we switch back!

Steven and Erika said...

oH I have never heard of the other Sense and Sensability...hmmm...now I have a great idea for fridays movie night! Steven will love that :) I could watch north and south over and over again but I have never seen persuasian...another movie night I suppose! :)

Jenny Transtrum said...

Mel I just watched North & South and had never heard of it before. I loved it!! Thanks so much for the suggestion, it's going to need to be added to my collection if only so I can watch the last 15 minutes of it over and over again. :)

Snigger Fam said...

Somehow I knew you'd be all over these... and how perfect to marry a guy who watches P&P with you!!! Lucky! All my husband ever wants to watch is The Burbs and Planet of the Apes. Though he does do a good Mr. Colins impression.

Jess said...

Ahhh, I miss watching Jane Austen with you...especially Mansfield Park, of course. That will always remind me of you :)

I just read Pride and Prejudice too. Sooo good. Anyway, I will definitely have to see your two recommendations. Love ya

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