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Top 10 Goofs in “Emma” (2009)

Top 10 Goofs in “Emma” (2009)

Today’s post was planned to be about the 1997 Kate Beckinsale version, but technology can be fickle and thanks to a DVD player that picked a decidedly inconvenient time to malfunction, I opted for plan B – a version of Emma that I could stream. The four-episode 2009 BBC adaptation of Emma, with Romola Garai in… more goodness …

Emma (1996) Trivia Challenge

Emma (1996) Trivia Challenge

Emma (1996) with Gwyneth Paltrow in the title role has some behind-the-scenes facts that are funny, lovely, surprising and shocking. It’s all over the map, really. Test your knowledge and check your answers or read on and learn something new. Quiz: What is the real-life connection between the actresses who played Mrs. and Miss Bates? What… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Emma (1996)

Top 10 Goofs in Emma (1996)

Austen’s title character, Emma, is a young woman so prone to error of thought and deed that detailing the goofs in this film adaptation feels a bit like adding insult to injury. Emma pouted a bit over what she said is unjust criticism. She insisted that they are not mistakes at all. She objected to… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice (1980) Trivia Challenge

Pride and Prejudice (1980) Trivia Challenge

Many Austen Authors’ readers declared this adaptation their favorite four weeks ago. Starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul in the lead roles, it was a product of a former era, filmed on videotape with the interior shots primarily done in studio sets. The dearth of interviews and articles online about this production is lamentable, so I… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1980)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1980)

Time for another Pride and Prejudice “goofs” post. Today we’re taking a closer look at the 1979/1980 made-for-TV series starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul. Searching for errors in the various adaptations strikes me as akin to the “follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies” kind of fun that Elizabeth Bennet herself loves to laugh over.… more goodness …

Bride and Prejudice (2004) Trivia Challenge

Bride and Prejudice (2004) Trivia Challenge

The majority of the trivia facts listed today come directly from the DVD commentary which was a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes details. If you’ve listened to the commentary previously, you may do very well on the quiz. You also know that the director of this film, Gurinder Chada, is charming and witty in addition to… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Bride and Prejudice (2004)

Top 10 Goofs in Bride and Prejudice (2004)

It was hard to find ten. Perhaps it’s because there was so much color and movement in the scenes that I was distracted from searching for the goofs. It could be that the music had me mesmerized because, often, it did. It’s more likely I was hypnotized by the sheer gorgeousness of the leads and… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice 1940 Trivia Challenge

Pride and Prejudice 1940 Trivia Challenge

The Pride and Prejudice 1940 Trivia Challenge is unique in that many of the Austen Authors readers may have never even seen this adaptation. The drama that went on behind the scenes is as fascinating as the film. See how you do on the Trivia Challenge Quiz, and then check your answers while you relax.… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1940)

It’s official. Due to popular demand, the “Top 10 Goofs” and “Trivia Challenge” posts will be an ongoing series. The first two films I covered in this series were the 1995 and 2005 adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. I’ll do several more before shifting gears to other Austen novels. When I decided to focus on the Pride… more goodness …