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Northanger Abbey 2007

Northanger Abbey 2007

Northanger Abbey 2007

I continue on my Jane Austen Adaptation Festival with the latest (2007) version of Northanger Abbey – I do prefer this one to the 1987 version. First, it has high production values – beautiful to look at, secondly Andrew Davies is the screenwriter and he always manages to be reasonably faithful to the novel, but ramps up the sexual tension a bit (Mr Darcy diving into the lake?).

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Henry Tilney (JJ Field)

Henry Tilney (J J Feild)

Catherine and Mrs Allen

Catherine and Mrs Allen

One of the Gothic Dream Sequences

One of the Gothic Dream Sequences

Isabella Thorpe (Carey Mulligan)

Isabella Thorpe (Carey Mulligan)

Miss Tilney

Miss Tilney

Mr Thorpe

Mr Thorpe

general_tilney

General Tilney

See what I mean

See what I mean about it being a bit ‘sexed up’ – Isabella wondering if her and Captain Tilney are now engaged.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this adaptation – even the extra bits added by Andrew Davies – I thought it was well cast (the two leads in particular). It is short (93 minutes), but manages to get across all of the important plot points.

More reviews …

Do you only ask what I can be expected to tell? A review of Northanger Abbey 2007

https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2008/04/06/the-three-northanger-abbey-films/  – this one is worth reading!

 

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