Category Archives: Film Adaptations

Poetry in the Age of Romance

Poetry in the Age of Romance

The romantic poetry of a besotted lover is, in my opinion, one of the most delightful treasures of the human experience. What woman who has received a love poem composed by her sweetheart can deny the power of those words? Words that expose his vulnerability to her charms. Words that set aside flaws and cite… more goodness …

A Tour of Estate Houses Used in Pride and Prejudice

A Tour of Estate Houses Used in Pride and Prejudice

The 1995 A&E production of Pride and Prejudice has always been my favorite. Not only was it my first exposure to the wonderful world of Austen (yes, even before the book!), but it also seems to be the most authentic and the most accurate to Jane Austen’s original text. Not only that, but the scenery… more goodness …

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of “Pride and Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

Is Downton Abbey a Copycat of Pride & Prejudice? by Ginger Monette, author of Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes Is there something magical about a houseful of daughters with no heir? If I were to pitch the premise to a television producer or literary agent, I wouldn’t expect him to sit up and clamber… more goodness …

Desiring Elizabeth Bennet, Character Development in 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice”

Desiring Elizabeth Bennet, Character Development in 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice”

In a post on my blog, I discussed how Andrew Davies “created” the image of a very masculine and virile Darcy by adding scenes to the 1995 Pride and Prejudice adaptation. Some of you reading this post likely participated in “Darcy Loving Parties” at the time of this mini-series’ release.  Today, I would like to… more goodness …

An impressive collection of carriages

An impressive collection of carriages

I’d thought I was done with posts from my travels when I finished up with my house posts, but then I recalled there was one more experience that I should certainly share with readers here: the wonderful Red House Carriage Museum, in Darley Dale (near Matlock). It’s a working carriage museum, where they actually take… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

The chapters for this week are filled with revelation, reflection, and regret. At The Writer’s Block we will delve into some of the nitty gritty details of the reading, while using this introductory post to compare and contrast two wildly different film interpretations of the scenes in which Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill’s secret engagement… more goodness …

Anachronisms: The Regency Writer’s Enemy?

Anachronism: Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. I love the word, but I don’t love finding them in a book or a film where anachronisms are not intentionally placed to somehow benefit the story. For example, I adore the movie Moulin Rouge partly because it is full of interesting anachronisms. While… more goodness …

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Art, as I am certain we would all agree, speaks to each of us individually.  Though we may have some similar observations or reactions to a particular piece, it is inherently impossible for any two people to experience art in exactly the same way.  Things that shout to one person, might whisper to another, or… more goodness …

Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? from Martine Roberts, Guest Blogger

Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? from Martine Roberts, Guest Blogger

Today, we welcome Martine Roberts, with a post on our favorite hero (or is that our favorite bad boy)? Thanks for joining us today, Martine.  IT is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. This is the first, and undoubtedly the… more goodness …

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

A very popular question among Jane-ites is: “Who is your favorite Jane Austen hero?” Sadly, no one ever chooses Colonel Brandon. However, in the ongoing research I do for my Regency era novels, I found myself rereading a very good biography that I’m sure many of you know called, Jane Austen, A Life, by Claire… more goodness …