Category Archives: Film Adaptations

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

I have long championed the old BBC Austen adaptations, produced in the 70s and 80s. I was so fortunate as to receive the pictured box set several years ago as a Christmas gift, and since I have watched these films time and time again. Now, if you require beautiful cinematography and have no tolerance for… more goodness …

What Would Mr. Darcy Really Look Like?

What Would Mr. Darcy Really Look Like?

Following up on my post from last month, Love Those Muscles, I’d like to bring to your attention an article I recently read in Town and Country Magazine online called, The Real Mr. Darcy Has Finally Been Revealed. In it, the author, basing his reasoning on a recently published academic essay, argues that, given the… more goodness …

Love Those Muscles!

Love Those Muscles!

I’ve just been reading over Diana J. Oaks excellent post from January of this year on exercise in the Regency world. How Austen’s characters get exercise is very-well documented by her through many quotes from some of the books. In my upcoming release, Darcy’s Awakening, I find also myself concerned with how the gentlemen of… more goodness …

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 …