New PDF release: Jane Austen in Hollywood

By Linda Troost,Sayre Greenfield

ISBN-10: 0813190061

ISBN-13: 9780813190068

In 1995 and 1996 six movie or tv diversifications of Jane Austen's novels have been produced―an unparalleled quantity. extra striking, all have been serious and/or field workplace successes. What money owed for this explosion of curiosity? a lot of the attraction of those motion pictures lies in our nostalgic wish on the finish of the millennium for an age of larger politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness additionally appeals to our fin de siècle sensibilities. The novels have been replaced, even if, to reinforce their entice a large renowned viewers, and the revisions show a lot approximately our personal tradition and its values. those contemporary productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him agree to sleek expectancies. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield current fourteen essays analyzing the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, supplying considerate and sympathetic insights at the motion pictures via numerous serious methods. The members debate no matter if those productions increase or undercut the delicate feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to satisfaction and Prejudice , from the 3 Emmas (including Clueless ) to experience and Sensibility , those motion pictures be successful simply because they flatter our intelligence and schooling. they usually have as a lot to inform us approximately ourselves as they do concerning the international of Jane Austen. This moment version encompasses a new bankruptcy at the fresh movie model of Mansfield Park .

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