Enjoy an afternoon of Jane Austen talks, courtesy of the Glendale Public Library, this coming Saturday — including one with Frock Flicks! From noon until 6 p.m. MST on November 7, 2020, you can join the library’s free virtual Jane Austen mini-fest, Pride & Prejudice & Zoom.
With about 10 panels, some live, some prerecorded, this event features a virtual lineup of over 25 Jane Austen experts and enthusiasts from around the world, from critically acclaimed authors to a Tony-award-nominated composer to your own Frock Flicks writing trio.
You can pre-register for the live Zoom panels now on the Glendale Public Library website. Links for the recorded panels will be available on Saturday.
Our panel, “Frock Flicks & the Bill and Ted Test: Austen-Era Fashion in History vs. Hollywood,” is recorded and is a free-wheeling discussion between the three of us and Hilary Davidson (Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion; @BillAndTedTest). We talk about so many filmed Austen adaptions, good, bad, and mediocre in terms of costume.
Whet your appetite for all things Austen with our reviews and character appreciations here!
Jane Austen Movie & TV Adaptions:
- Pride and Prejudice (1940)
- Emma (1972)
- Pride and Prejudice (1980)
- Sense and Sensibility (1981)
- Northanger Abbey (1983)
- Pride and Prejudice (1995)
- Sense and Sensibility (1995)
- Persuasion (1995)
- Emma (1996) – Gwyneth Paltrow
- Emma (1996) – Kate Beckinsale
- Mansfield Park (1999)
- Pride & Prejudice (2005)
- Persuasion (2007)
- Northanger Abbey (2007)
- Mansfield Park (2007)
- Sense and Sensibility (2008)
- Emma (2009)
- Love & Friendship (2016)
- Sanditon (2019)
- Emma (2020)
Austen-adjacent Films & TV Series:
- Becoming Jane (2007)
- Miss Austen Regrets (2008)
- Lost in Austen (2008)
- Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
- Austenland (2013)
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Jane Austen Characters:
What are your favorite Jane Austen adaptions? Least favorite? Will you be zooming-in on Saturday?
I tried to watch the most recent Emma yesterday, despite my strong dislike for Anya Taylor-Joy. I made it five minutes before I gave up after seeing Mr. Woodhouse bounding about the house. He is always sickly. Plus, ATJ’s accent was worse than Gwyneth Paltrow’s.
Emma is my hands down least favorite of the bunch…I loathe her character and find it unlikely that she would be so admired…and always hate the theme of men marrying women they knew as girls, when they were already men…
I think the choice was to do that to emphasize that Mr. Woodhouse’s weakness was all in his mind with his hypochondria, and that he was actually a healthy person who believed he was unhealthy. I’ve seen it played both ways, and I think there can be reasoning behind both so I don’t really mind it, but there were a lot of highly stylized choices in the movie that I feel like can be very polarizing. Either you hate it or you love it lol.
There was a 1987 version of Northanger…a rather bizarre one
Also another Mansfield Park, if this list is meant to show all…1983 I think?
It’s just showing the ones we have reviews for!
Actually, don’t tell Trystan but we do have a (short, vague) review of the 1983 MP — I’ll update the post!
If you’re updating anyway, you guys also have a short review of the Kate Beckinsale Emma!
My favorite adaptations are Emma (1996) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). My favorite Austen adjacent adaptations are Clueless and Death Comes to Pemberley. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to participate in the Zoom session. :(