Northanger Abbey (2007) short review

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One of three ITV (UK TV) Austen adaptations, I liked this one the best, probably because the only thing I can compare it with is the 1986 version reviewed below. Felicity Jones worked really well as Catherine, and I loooooved JJ Field as the charming Henry Tilney (swoon)! Almost all of the casting worked really well. There were a few off notes, such as Isabella Thorpe REALLY flirting, in a very sexual way, with some men at the pump rooms which had me raising my eyebrows. There was a bit too much of Catherine saying, “Northanger Abbey?” in a wide-eyed “Who me?” sort of way, but I liked it nonetheless! The costuming was quite nice, from what I remember (need to rewatch it to refresh my memory!).

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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  1. orionova

    I thought all of ITV’s 2007 Austen adaptations were well done. My favourite is Persuasion.