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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 …

Favorite Scenes

Favorite Scenes

I rewatch my favorite scenes in movies without watching the whole movie. There are three scenes I’ve rewatched many times, and they don’t come from Jane Austen movies. I suspect that if someone mentioned the movie Dirty Dancing (1987) there would be people who have seen only a single scene from it. It’s the finale,… 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 …

Film or Novel, Jane’s Appeal is Universal

Film or Novel, Jane’s Appeal is Universal

In my post from last month I mentioned that my poor, maligned brother doesn’t ‘get’ Jane Austen on any level. Turns out that is not the case. Apparently, he ‘gets’ Sense and Sensibility, according to him – the movie anyway, and this is all thanks to the comely Kate Winslet and her tragic appeal. He… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice 2005 Trivia Challenge

Pride and Prejudice 2005 Trivia Challenge

Four weeks ago, when I covered the top ten “goofs” in this film, the strength, and passion of the enthusiasts of the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was impressive. Fans of this adaptation will undoubtedly do well on this trivia challenge but I hope you’ll learn something new too. We’ll start with a short… more goodness …