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Sunday, January 17

Jane Austen Movie Throwdown

PBS Masterpiece Classic will be showing the new adaptation of Emma with Romola Garai from January 24 - February 7 . Jane Austen declared her to be her favorite heroine, yet observed: " I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."

Indeed, this intrusive, interfering and meddlesome woman dominates Jane's longest novel. Jane described her as "handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition...[she] seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." She is pretty, but she is not vain about her looks, for her faults lie in an entirely different direction.

This week we ask you: How much are you looking forward to watching Emma?

How much are you looking forward to watching Emma next week?
Very much. I love the heroine.
Somewhat. I don't like Emma, but I do like the story.
I'm curious to compare it to the other film adaptations
A little. She's too meddlesome for my taste. I can take it or leave it.
Not at all. Emma and the book turn me off. free polls


thetruebookaddict said...

Can't wait! I love all things Austen =O)

Megan said...

Didn't know if Jonny Lee Miller could fill the "Knightley boots" but seeing the pic of him in his full garb, I see he can pull it off! Been waiting for this forever!

Abi said...

Oh this is fantastic! I cant wait :D

nigel said...

You are forgetting that Mr Knightly is an excellent role model for men too!

Nonna Beach said...

I am excited about this and many other programs of the new season of Masterpiece Classics.

I will compare it to my fav "Emma" adaption with Kate Beckinsale as Emma.

BTW, I agree with Nigel...Mr. K is who all men should aspire to become like !