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I have moved on to Sense and Sensibility. I forgot that I had a copy of the 1971 Sense and Sensibility, so I started with the 1981 version. Like all of these older adaptations, it is not particularly beautiful, but this one at least has outdoor scenes. It consists of 7 episodes – each 30 minutes long […]

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I didn’t know about the existence of this adaptation until someone mentioned it in passing at one of our meetings. Of course I decided I must see it. This is very much ‘old school’ BBC adaptation – filmed on a sound stage with theater actors who feel that they have to act to the back […]

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This is the first of the Austen Project novels. Here is the blurb … From one of the most insightful chroniclers of family life working in fiction today comes a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel of love, money, and two very different sisters John Dashwood promised his dying father that he would take […]

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  This was in the discount bin at JBHIFI and I definitely thought it was worth buying. It is a modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility. This is from Wikipedia … From Prada to Nada is an American romantic comedy film directed by Angel Garcia and produced by Gary Gilbert, Linda McDonough, Gigi Pritzker and […]

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I think this is my favourite Sense and Sensibility adaptation. I think Hattie Morahan is an excellent Elinor and Edward Ferrars, as played by Dan Stevens, isn’t drippy (you can understand why Elinor loves him). In fact, the male heroes (Brandon and Edward Ferrars) are both more appealing in this version. We get to see more […]

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I’ve been re-watching the 1995 Sense and Sensibility. I do like this adaptation. My only issue is Emma Thompson as Elinor. I think she is a brilliant actress (and her screen play is fabulous), but she is just a bit too old for Elinor. While I was watching it I tried to keep track of […]

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I’ve created a Sense and Sensibility Cross Word. Once again, I didn’t know how to insert it into my blog post, so I’ve just linked to it. There are some easy and hard questions (What is Lady Middleton’s first name?)

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I’m still listening to Sense and Sensibility. Despite Colonel Brandon being a true gentleman, I can not reconcile myself to Marianne marrying him. Here is the relevant bit in the novel …  Elinor’s marriage divided her as little from her family as could well be contrived, without rendering the cottage at Barton entirely useless, for her […]

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Austen definitely had a soft spot for Mr Willoughby – we almost feel sorry for him at the end. Despite seducing Eliza, abandoning Marianne and marrying Miss Grey for her money. Here is the end of the final meeting of Elinor and Mr Willoughby   He held out his hand. She could not refuse to […]

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Sense and Sensibility

I’m re-reading Sense and Sensibility (well listening to it – this version) and I had forgotten how much I enjoy it. Here’s a quote … ‘A women of seven and twenty,’ said Marianne, after pausing a moment,’can never hope to feel or inspire affection again …’ I wonder how Anne Elliot feels about that? Here is […]

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