Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Movie Discussion ~ 2005’s Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – Movie Discussion This is a film where the spectator enjoys a lesson in Voyeurism 101. We follow the story as we view the characters through windows, eavesdrop on them through doors, read over their shoulders, … Continue reading

Posted in film, Jane Austen, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

A Walk Through Green Park, the Setting for Joana Starnes’s Austen-Inspired “The Second Chance” + an Exquisite Excerpt and Giveaway

Thank you so very much, Regina, for welcoming me here and giving me the opportunity to talk about my latest ‘Pride and Prejudice’ variation, ‘The Second Chance’.  When drawn to Jane Austen’s world, we readers attempt to find glimpses of Regency … Continue reading

Posted in book excerpts, British history, buildings and structures, giveaway, Jane Austen, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , | 63 Comments

“Pride and Prejudice” 1940 ~ A Screwball Comedy

Pride and Prejudice 1940, a “Screwball” Comedy – Movie Discussion According to moderntimes.com, the term “screwball comedy” refers to “films where everything was a juxtaposition: educated and uneducated, rich and poor, intelligent and stupid, honest and dishonest, and most of all … Continue reading

Posted in film, Jane Austen | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in film, Jane Austen | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in film, Jane Austen, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in British history, editing, Industry News/Publishing, Jane Austen, language choices, Regency era | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in book excerpts, British history, gothic and paranormal, Industry News/Publishing, Jane Austen, legends and myths, Scotland, Ulysses Press, writing | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments