Saturday, January 23, 2010

I love Persuasion...





I also love "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma," and am always interested to see that a new version of one of my favorites is being filmed. I read with great pleasure in "The New York Times" this week that a new version of "Emma" is about to be released. I started thinking about which one is my favorite, which is definitely a more erudite thought than I generally have.

My top favorite is probably "Persuasion," in a version filmed in 2000 with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds, who I also adored in "Calendar Girls." I noted there was also a 2008 version, which I now desperately need to see.

Of course a close follower is "P and P," where Colin Firth -- one of my all time favorites -- plays Mr. Darcy.


And then, for just lots of fun...


I think I need to see this version of "Emma" again!

Please share your Jane Austen favorites. I think I know what I'll be watching on the next snowy afternoon.

7 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

I love the "mannered" stories of Austin. Their way of expressing everything in such gloriously well-crafted language simply delights me. I think "Sense and Sensibility" is my favorite (the film with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet).

Sybil said...

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-lacockabbeyvillage/

Hi There Buttercup, I was reading about your love of Jane Austin and wondered if you knew that most of the filming for the films were done in the village of Lacock only 4 miles from me here...I have put above the place above to go look and enjoy the village and imagine yourself there watching them do the filming...
Love Sybil x

Nancy M. said...

I haven't seen any of those but Clueless! I'm just a big kid at heart! I didn't realize it was based on an actual book. I love it!

Good to be a Queen said...

Huge Jane Austen fan here...I love them all, but Colin Firth can be my Mr. Darcy any day...He's my favorite

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I think I love them all and I'm going to check out that site Sybil mentioned too.

Chatty Crone said...

Sense and Sensiblilty is a great one!Just got in from California visiting my sister who just had twins. It was raining and there were tornadoes -come home and the weather followed me here!

Guess you are having cold weather there.

Sandie

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Oh I love Sense and Sensibility!!!
And I too love the newer version with Kate Winslet!!!!
I am such a follower of hers!!! Love the accent!!! English stories are a treat to my ears!!!!
And the love story of this book/movie gives hope to all!!!!!
hugs,
jamie