Monthly Archives: February 2011

Henry Cavill Slated to Play Superman

Henry Cavill (The Duke of Suffolk from Showtime’s The Tudors) has been chosen to portray the next Superman. Check out the article in The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jan/31/henry-cavill-lands-role-superman  

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Is Romance Dead on TV?

Obviously, I am a romantic. I read Jane Austen regularly. I write romance novels, and I admit I rarely watch television any more because there is “nothing good on TV.” The TV is on in my house, but it is … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility Movie Discussion

As part of JASNA’s salute to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in 2011, this will be a two-part look of the 1995 film adaptation. Next month, we will examine the “making” of Edward Ferras and Colonel Brandon. This month, however, … Continue reading

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Andrew Davies Discussing Screenwriting

  In the UK’s The Telegraph, Andrew Davies discusses 10 steps in adapting classic novels to the screen. Read the article at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8328055/Andrew-Davies-on-how-to-adapt-literary-classics-for-TV.html

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Have You Heard of the Movies for Grownups Award?

AARP has given their Movies for Grownups Awards for the last decade. For information on this year’s winners and to see if you agree, connect with the following Los Angeles Times article: http://theenvelope.latimes.com/galleries/photo/redcarpet/la-env-aarp-movies-for-grownups-pictures,0,1457055.photogallery

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Launch of The Writers’ Block

Austen Authors is pleased to announce our own story board which features short stories, novellas, vignettes, excerpts, etc. from 23 Austen Authors. I hope you will visit and have a look around. http://austeninterlude.org/writersblock/index.php

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Valentine’s Day Slide Show – Enjoy the “Love”

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Favorite Jane Austen Romantic Finale

My Jane Austen Book Club fan site has a poll on which Jane Austen finale is the most romantic. Vote in the poll and leave a comment for great prizes. Go to http://thesecretunderstandingofthehearts.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-poll-which-is-most.html?showComment=1297688433836#c7203109615469841484 to see the choices,  to vote, and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Love Poems

Do you have a favorite love poem? These are three of mine. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 42 That thou hast her, it is not all my grief, And yet it may be said I loved her dearly; That she hath thee, is … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech Continues its Winning Ways

“The King’s Speech” wins Best Picture at both the BAFTAs and the GOYAs. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110214/ennew_afp/entertainmentbritainfilmawardsbafta

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