9 thoughts on “Zoom With Jane Austen This Weekend!

  1. I tried to watch the most recent Emma yesterday, despite my strong dislike for Anya Taylor-Joy. I made it five minutes before I gave up after seeing Mr. Woodhouse bounding about the house. He is always sickly. Plus, ATJ’s accent was worse than Gwyneth Paltrow’s.

    1. Emma is my hands down least favorite of the bunch…I loathe her character and find it unlikely that she would be so admired…and always hate the theme of men marrying women they knew as girls, when they were already men…

    2. I think the choice was to do that to emphasize that Mr. Woodhouse’s weakness was all in his mind with his hypochondria, and that he was actually a healthy person who believed he was unhealthy. I’ve seen it played both ways, and I think there can be reasoning behind both so I don’t really mind it, but there were a lot of highly stylized choices in the movie that I feel like can be very polarizing. Either you hate it or you love it lol.

  2. My favorite adaptations are Emma (1996) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). My favorite Austen adjacent adaptations are Clueless and Death Comes to Pemberley. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to participate in the Zoom session. :(

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