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Movie Discussion ~ 1995′s Sense and Sensibility (Part Two)

In December 1995, Columbia/Mirage Pictures released Sense and Sensibility to U.S. theatres. Based on Emma Thompson’s (who won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) screenplay, this adaptation goes a long way in creating … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion – 1995′s Persuasion

Persuasion 1995 – Movie Discussion by Regina Jeffers In describing Persuasionin his script’s introduction, Nick Dear said, “The story essentially describes an old order fading away into decadence, and a new tribe, a meritocracy, coming to the fore.” Persuasionhas seen four renderings. … Continue reading

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Pride 47 – Prejudice 5

Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, which is a much better title when one considers how Jane Austen bombards her readers with the theme of “impressions”: first, flawed, and founded. However, that is material for a future post. … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from and the History Behind “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy”

Exquisite Excerpt from “The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy”  To give you a look at The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy, I thought I might provide you a taste of the story line with two short excerpts and a bit about the historical setting. The … Continue reading

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Literary References in Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”

Literary References in Persuasion Henry Austen in “A Biographical Notice of the Author,” said of his sister, “Short and easy will be the task of the mere biographer. A life of usefulness, literature, and religion, was not by any means … Continue reading

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Re-Release of “Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Persuasion Retold Through His Eyes”

Of late, I have taken on the daunting task of revisiting some of my earlier works. The act had come as a response to several of my loyal followers, who either wished to revisit an earlier piece or had asked … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion – Becoming Jane

em>Becoming Jane is an imaginative, romantic tale that captures Jane Austen’s spirit, while playing with the truth. Many of authors have written their own “what if” stories, and so, maybe, we might be able to suspend reality and accept the … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion”

Exquisite Excerpt – Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion: Austen’s Classic Retold Through His Eyes This excerpt comes from one of my earliest titles: Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion. It is told from the Wentworth’s point of view and uses flashbacks to set the story. In … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion ~ 1995′s Sense and Sensibility (Part One)

by Regina Jeffers As part of JASNA’s salute to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibilityin 2011, this will be a two-part look of the 1995 film adaptation. Next month (April 14), we will examine the “making” of Edward Ferras and Colonel Brandon. … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion of “Clueless,” the Modern Version of Jane Austen’s “Emma”

Movie Discussion – Clueless In 1996, Douglas McGrath’s Emma, featuring Gwyneth Paltrow hit the big screen. That same year, Diarmuid Lawrence and Andrew Davies’s small scree version starred Kate Beckinsale. Both offered cinematic reconstructions of the Regency era. Both were faithful … Continue reading

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