Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Rather Lovely Soirée

Talk like Jane Austen Day
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Oct. 30, 2011

*Shadow And Light*
You've arrived at a rather lovely soirée in honor of Talk like Jane Austen Day. Talk like Jane Austen Day is an annual event, but October 30, 2011 is a particularly special day, as it marks the 200th anniversary of the first printing of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Austen's first published novel. In honor of the day, we've assembled a delightful collection of interesting features on all things Jane Austen and her times.

Video Gallery of my favorite Austen movie adaptions

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Staring: Keira Knightley,Matthew MacFadyen, Judi Dench, Donald Sutherland
Category: "Drooling over Mr.Darcy", " Beautiful soundtrack", "I want to live there"
Pride & Prejudice from 2005 is my favorite version of the book. I know the other has Colin Firth and it gets into more depths of the book but this one oh my! I like the cast, i like the acting, i LOVE the music, the cinematography, i like everything! And i like more this Mr.Darcy! XD 'Nuff said!

Emma (2009)

Starring: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Blake Ritson
Category: "Funny", "Giggling","Light period movie", "Harry Potter cast"
I have also watched the Emma featuring Gwyneth Paltrow but it had not none of the magic of the book. The BBC Adaption it portrays perfectly the book, keeps it funny and light like it, with an amazing casting and acting and it last about 4 hours. What more do you want? My favorite Austen book!

Becoming Jane (2007)

Starring: Anne Hatheway, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters
Category:"James McAvoy", "not so happy ending", "lovely places", "Harry Potter cast"
Even though we do not know the exact life in detail of Jane Austen, according i've read, i can say Becoming Jane stay close to what we knew. They were many differences but still is lovely way for you to learn some general things about Jane Austen with Anne Hatheway as her.

Sense & Sensibility (1995)

Starring: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie
Category: "Snape (Alan Rickman) is in and he is awesome!", "awesome cast", "great acting", "cute story", "Harry Potter cast"
Sense & Sensibility is another of my favorites adaptions. Probably with the best cast of all the movies. It's funny because i heard of many boys who actually like the movie XD Even though i didn't not enjoy the book that much i really liked the movie and i believe its strongest part are the cast. They did an amazing job in their roles and gave the story a touch that was missing.

Now, i'm off to watch some more Austen movies that seemed i missed. Just noticed that almost in all the movies above there is at least one Harry Potter actor in :p Also, if any cast member is wrong don't kill me..i've written all the names from mind and some of the movies i watched years ago.

What are your favorite Jane Austen Movie Adaptions?
Other Austen Thingies Reviewed:
Mansfield Park (1999)  
Mansfield Park (2007) 
Movies VS Books: Emma
Pride And Prejudice (2005)
Pride And Prejudice (1995)

About: Northanger Abbey was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed (1798–99), although it was only published posthumously in December 1817. The story follows the misadventures of Gothic novel aficionado
Catherine Morland. (More)


  1. To tell you the truth.
    The year that Becoming Jane came out I really wanted to see because it had Jame McAvoy.

    And Anne Hathaway too. As soon as I saw the trailer I loved it. The movie was really good too.
    Nice Jane Austen Anniversary post.
    Afterwards I went into a Jane Austen movie run.
    Then sae Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Sense & Sensibility. But haven't read any of the books .

  2. I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice so this is great!!!


  3. I loved all those movies...:D I think Pride and Prejudice was my favorite of them all....I think Ill have to watch a Jane movie now....

  4. I haven't seen 2009 version of Emma, but the rest of the movies are great! I love movie or TV adaptations Of Austen's novels, but my favorite is 1996 Pride and Prejudice TV series. Great post!


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