Tonight I watched “Becoming Jane”. If you are following my Austin posts you know that before the challenge I was in an “Austen Free Zone”.
Meaning? I had not read her, followed any of the recent books or ever watched an Austen related movie. I really dont know why…
I have had Pride and Prejudice (which I am reading now) and Emma on my shelves for years. So I planned to…. I just didn’t. Thank you to this challenge for forcing my hand!
So this is the 2nd movie, having watched Pride and Prejudice Last week. I really liked this one as well. I found Jane’s character to be a lot like Elizabeth in P & P…. in the sense that they were both so very strong willed, independent women. The ending was unexpected to me… I did not know that Jane Austen had never married. I guess I need to add to my personal challenge here to brush up on some Austen basics.
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I’m glad you liked it! I love James McAvoy! I also was depressed with the ending, even though I saw it coming because I did know. But I willed it to be different. Haha …. it didn’t happen (obviously).
Becoming Jane is one of my fav movies. Ya I too wished her life also had the kind of ending her heroines have.
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I’ve been wanting to see this movie for a while. It’s always on On Demand, so I really don’t know why I haven’t. Maybe I will watch it for the challenge. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
Which version of P&P did you watch?
I watched the newer one… I have heard the older one is better so I will be on the look out for that to see as well.
I watched here and there of Becoming Jane. I absolutely loved it. One of the few girlie movies I will admit to liking 🙂
I am so glad that I gave you the nudge you needed to read//watch Austen!
I’m glad you’re enjoying the Austen journey!
Loved this movie. Especially James. Okay, back to the movie. The ending was sad but you could get an inkling of how her writing themes and experiences begin to flourish.
I hadn’t read any of the Austen books until a couple years ago. At first the language was very difficult to wade through–read about every other word and skimmed a little. By about the 3rd book, I thought “this doesn’t seem to be so hard to understand as those other ones.” I think you get used to the writing. So, keep it up! Kim