Austen, Jane Austen
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Thoughts from seeing this video:
- Holy crap! Jane Austen is really "in" right now?
- Holy crap! The music in the backrgound of that preview is Paolo Nutini, who Married K and I saw in concert this past winter...when he was just a drunk Scot on the mic, and now movie soundtracks...really?
- I might go see that.
Why Jane Austen on the brain? College K and I watched the new version of Pride and Prejudice the other night, and tonight Married K and I spent a "girls night" out at the movies seeing Becoming Jane, which was...fun. I love period pieces, especially of this time, and I love Jane Austen. I absolutely LOVE James McAvoy (even with his Mr. Tumnus hooves), and really believe that in a perfect world guys would grab you and kiss you in the woods like he does in the movie-MEOW!
I don't like Anne Hathaway...is it just me or does she always play the same character in every movie (i.e. The Princess Diaries-yes, I saw it; Brokeback Mountain; The Devil Wears Prada; all movies where she displays the emotional range of a teaspoon-to borrow an expression).
The movie lacked a compelling story, more or less just a "this is why she died alone" story, with no real growth pattern in her character. One would do better to watch Mansfield Park (or better yet-read the book!!) to get a glimpse into Jane Austen, as that was her favorite book; what she considered her masterpiece. And if you are interested in her "alleged" love life, there are books of her letters.
Was it fun? Yeah, it was fun. Would I recommend you to see it at the movies...nah...save the $7-$8 bucks and Netflix it if you want a period piece. Or better yet, host a Jane Austen-a-thon with all of her other movies!
Speaking of things feminine, check out this!