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Monthly Archive for March, 2014


I was really keen to see this movie based on Shannon Hale’s novel, but it wasn’t played in any cinemas near me. I bought it as soon as it was released on DVD. It has had some poor reviews, but I thought it was hilarious. An over-the-top romp through most of the conventions that make […]

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Mansfield Park 1999

I remember when this film came out. It was very controversial and much outrage. I didn’t like it the first time I saw it. However, I have changed my mind and this is now my favourite Mansfield Park adaptation. There are significant changes to some of the characters. Fanny is energetic, witty and a writer (in […]

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Mansfield Park BBC 1983

I have continued watching Mansfield Park and I have to say it grew on me – let’s face it it is not very pretty (although I read somewhere that it won a costume award), but it is closest to the novel. As Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield write in Jane Austen in Hollywood about this adaptation …Moreover, while […]

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